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Disaster Action Team Member (DAT)

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Recruiting Organization: American Red Cross---Southern Tier, New York

Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours. Delivers immediate direct client assistance in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures. Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.

Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region. Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicate scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.

Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.


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 Disaster Action Team and other related standards and procedures

Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, including Red Cross Respond 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

Ability to:

Stand for two-hour periods

Sit for two-hour periods

Walk on uneven terrain

Walk for two miles during a shift

Work in extreme heat and/or humidity

Work in extreme cold

Spend hours writing

Speak clearly on the phone and in person

Climb two or more flights of stairs

Drive in daytime and at night

Complete Training Requirements

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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