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DCS: COVID-19 Shelter Service Associate

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American Red Cross - Palmetto South Carolina Region

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested

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.

  • 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 day time and at night
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

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About American Red Cross - Palmetto South Carolina Region

Location:

2424A City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC 29406, 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

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.

Community
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2424 A City Hall LaneNorth Charleston, SC 29406

(32.87539,-80.01183)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Administrative Support
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 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 do

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