American Red Cross - 3rd-5th Children's Emergency Preparedness Presenter (West Los Angeles)

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. Save lives and prevent injury by providing leadership and/or support to Disaster Cycle Services team members through The Pillowcase Project. The Pillowcase Project is a national youth preparedness program offered by Red Cross regions across the country. The 40- or 60-minute presentation provides emergency preparedness education to youth in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) in school classrooms and other settings. Numerous tools have been developed for this program including a standardized curriculum, workbook, quizzes and activities which have been carefully constructed with the help of curriculum and hazard experts. Many tools for presenters have been developed to foster consistency and fidelity to the program goals and objectives. The highly interactive presentation addresses home fire safety, a local natural hazard, psycho-social coping skills and household preparedness steps like making a plan and a kit.

Worker roles include either being a presenter, presentation assistant, administrative support, or presenter trainer. Depending on which worker role you choose, your key responsibilities will vary.

Presenter Worker Role responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct The Pillowcase Project presentations given to youth in schools and community settings
  • Successfully complete the Basic Instructor Fundamentals for Youth (BIF-Y) (60-75 minute on line course)
  • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (60-90 minute web-based or 3 hour instructor led course)
  • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 2 (in person teach backs) (Note: this is at a minimum a 3-hour training experience)
  • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 3 (web-based assessment)
  • May assist with community outreach to schedule presentations at sites (optional)
  • May assist in reaching key groups within the region, such as support to military families, as risk youth, etc. (optional)
  • May mentor new presenters to help the region build a team of experienced youth preparedness presenters. (optional)
  • Work as a team with the Team Lead and other volunteers and employees to build The Pillowcase Project in the region
  • Ensure all reporting data for each presentation given is collected and given to regional staff in a timely manner
  • Other duties as agreed to between the presenter and the Team Lead

    Presentation Assistant Worker Role responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    * Support The Pillowcase Project Presenter in schools and community settings while they deliver the presentation.
    * Duties include but are not limited to: handing out and collecting materials from students; helping with classroom management; grading quizzes; working with individual students during the activities; assisting with other duties as requested by the presenter.
    * May be asked to help complete the reports for the presentation site(s).
    * Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (web-based or instructor led course).
    * May assist with community outreach to schedule presentations at sites (optional).
    * May assist in reaching key groups within the region, such as support to military families, as risk youth, etc. (this is optional).
    * May mentor new presentation assistants to help the region build a team of experienced youth preparedness volunteers (optional).
    * Work as a team with the Team Lead and other volunteers and employees to build The Pillowcase Project in the region.
    * Other duties as agreed to with the presenter and the Team Lead.

    Administrative Support Worker Role responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    * Supporting activities related to The Pillowcase Project presenter training such as:
    - Providing EDGE Learning Management System administrative support (where possible)
    - Printing of program training materials
    - Training site support (scheduling training room reservations, coordinating with Presenters and Team Lead, etc.)
    * Carry out administrative duties, such as:
    - Data management
    - Site outreach and scheduling
    - Inventory management
    - Reporting collection and entry
    - Quiz grading
    - Collecting and readying presentation supplies
    - Responding to email inquiries about the program
    * Logistics
    - Working with The Pillowcase Project Presenter/Presentation Assistant to coordinate materials pick up/drop off
    * Outreach
    - Helping with site outreach to secure presentations

    Presenter Trainer Worker Role responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    * Successfully complete the Basic Instructor Fundamentals for Youth (BIF-Y) (60-75 minute web-based course)
    * Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (the web-based or instructor led course)
    * Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 2 (in person teach-backs) (Note: this is at a minimum a 3-hour training experience)
    * Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 3 (web-based assessment)
    * Present program to student audiences
    * Attend any additional training required as specified by the Team Lead
    * Plan and lead Presenter Trainings using NHQ developed resources (Instructor Manual, Participant Guide and PowerPoint Training Presentation)
    * Responsible for training individuals to present The Pillowcase Project curriculum proficiently

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Location:

1450 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021, 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 its 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. Join a team of 4000+ regular volunteers in the Los Angeles Region to deliver services to local communities daily, weekly or monthly.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Emergency & Safety
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Los Angeles, CA 90025

(34.04486,-118.44843)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per month

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