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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross

Volunteers are heroes

Disaster Action Team (DAT) Trainee - Schuyler County

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. To serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker (in-training) 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.

Key Responsibilities
  • 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.

Development Opportunities

DAT Service Associate, DAT Supervisor, DAT Manager, DAT Coordinator, DAT Duty Officer, Recovery Caseworker, Mass Care related positions

Qualifications

Required:

  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities.
  • 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, including RC 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

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About American Red Cross

Location:

620 E Main St, Endicott, NY 13760, 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, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Community, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Trumansburg, NY 14886

(42.54229,-76.66606)
 

SKILLS

  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • Community Outreach
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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