Disaster Action Team - Give Hope Now Red Cross Duty Officers / Client Caseworkers
When residents are forced from their homes due to home fires, wildfires, and major flooding; Red Cross volunteers are mobilized to respond.
Red Cross Disaster Volunteers are on-call during either daytime, evening after-hours, and weekend shifts.
Red Cross Duty Officers ensures timely activation, dispatch, and monitoring of local disaster action team (DAT) during disaster response and appropriate resources are available. This on-call position requiring the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in complex and stressful situations. Computer skills and internet access required while on rotation.
As a Red Cross Client Caseworker serving on a Disaster Action Team, volunteers must respond on scene to meet with disaster clients to determine their emergency needs and provide assistance such as food, clothing, and shelter to individuals and families devastated by a disaster.
Both Duty Officer and Client Caseworkers need following skills and qualifications:
Honor and fulfill volunteer commitment, duties, responsibilities
Able to answer phone call consistently and quickly during on-call rotation shift
Have flexible work or personal schedule to be able to respond
Adaptable and friendly personality to work w/ and help people from all different backgrounds
Patient and able to handle chaotic / emergency situations and settings
Strong computer, database, verbal and written communications skills
Service above self attitude and desire to serve community / clients
Detail-oriented, and organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Effectively communicate availability, schedule conflicts or vacations in advance
Willing to complete Red Cross online training courses and update certifications as necessary
Operate within established fiscal controls
Follow Red Cross policies, regulations and procedures
Training is provided. Bilingual skills are an asset.
Minimum one year commitment
Regular one week on-call rotation starting Friday night throughout entire weekend into after-hours weekday evenings including any holidays during shift
Waking up in the middle of the night
Willingness to drive throughout the county in which you reside
Extensive required on-line training and must be comfortable using technology
05:00 PM to 08:00 AM
On-Call After-Hours Weeknights M-TH 5 PM to 8 AM includes FRI Night 5 PM thru both SAT / SUN into Mon Morning 8 AM
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itﾒs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.
Emergency & Safety
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift
American Red Cross Kitsap Olympic Peninsula811 Pacific AveBremerton, WA98337