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Disaster Action Team Member - Knox County

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DISASTER ACTION TEAM MEMBERS ARE NEEDED IN KNOX COUNTY TO RESPOND TO THE EMERGENCY NEEDS OF LOCAL FAMILIES WHO ARE IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE BECAUSE OF FIRE, FLOOD OR OTHER LOCAL DISASTER!!

To serve (as scheduled or available) on a Disaster Action Team as a worker on a DAT response to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.

Responsibilities include:

1. Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
2. Delivers immediate direct client assistance in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures.
3. Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and
communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
4. Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
5. Commits to being available during assigned shifts, and communicate scheduling conflicts with DAT
Leadership.
6. Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.


Time Commitment: Choose your availability on an availability and rotation schedule.

Qualifications include:
* Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross

* Remains current with all required training.
* Able to respond reliably when on call.
* Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
* Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems and online interfaces.
* Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven
ground, adverse weather, etc.
* Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
* Ability to take direction from steady state and operational leadership.
* Strong written and verbal communications skills.


Training: Training is provided at no cost. The Red Cross asks that Disaster Action Team Members provide 24 hours of service a month in the form of two 12-hour on call shifts.

If interested you can apply by visiting, https://www.redcross.org/volunteer, scrolling down the page and clicking on the blue "Apply Now" words. Just follow the directions from there to complete the application and background check.

Have questions or need more information, contact us at volunteerohio@redcross.org.



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About American Red Cross - Ohio

Location:

995 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

We're in local communities every day, helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. When emergencies strike, people need help. A fire leaves a family homeless. A heart attack threatens a life. A tornado flattens homes, schools and businesses. A military family needs to be connected. A young child needs a blood transfusion. They need the Red Cross.

How do we empower so many of our neighbors to respond to emergencies? By mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We can't turn heartbreak into hope without your help!

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

American Red Cross - Knox County Ohio300 N Mulberry St,Mount Vernon, OH 43050

(40.39697,-82.48604)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Availability 4-6 hours a week
  • Reliable Transportation

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