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Red Cross SHELTER SERVICE WORKER Hurricane & Wildfire Season Lehigh County

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AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

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The Shelter Service Associate is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance for disaster clients. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Following worker safety procedures for working in a COVID environment
  • Embodying the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross in their work with clients, disaster responders and partners
  • Providing excellent client service and support the daily maintenance of the shelter operation at the direction of the assigned Shelter Supervisor
  • Using the Shift Tool during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts
  • Completing the required virtual self-paced training (3 hours of training total)

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to build appropriate and effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents.
  • Ability to support and correct performance, manage conflict and ask for help early on so that workflow and service delivery does not impact shelter residents or the shelter community.
  • Demonstrates clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication.
  • Lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times/shift.
  • Stand and or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift.
  • Walk on uneven terrain.
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity and/or extreme cold.
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs.
  • Speak clearly on phone and in person.
  • Work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
  • Drive in daytime and at night
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
  • Availability to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
  • Willing to complete 3 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position
To get started, create a profile by visiting: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/urgent-need-for-volunteers.html

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About AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

Location:

701 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601, 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.‚Äč

Description

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas:
Disaster Relief
Supporting America's Military Families
Collect lifesaving blood
Health and Safety
International Services

Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lehigh CountyAllentown, PA 18104

(40.59777,-75.53931)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event Availability to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long) 3 hours of virtual training
  • Must complete a basic background check

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