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ORGANIZATION: AMERICAN RED CROSS

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Disaster Action Teams (DAT) provide emotional support, financial assistance, and information to help families begin the process of recovery. Disaster Action Team (DAT) Specialists respond to local disasters and provide immediate compassion and care to clients.

Responsibilities

  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within established timelines defined in the Disaster Action Team Program Standards & Procedures.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts in RC Respond, the DAT scheduling system, and communicating scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
  • Maintains regular communication with Duty Officer and other members of the team while assigned to an event to ensure continuity and safety.
  • Provides care, comfort and compassion to clients (in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures).
  • Works with on-scene DAT leader to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership
  • Completes second responder confirmations in RC Care, the client case work system.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Maintains RC Care Intake Trainee user access
Please specify your availability for weekdays and weekends.

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About AMERICAN RED CROSS

Location:

2825 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, 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

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Norfolk, VA 23505

(36.91383,-76.28267)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Case Work / Management
  • Spiritual Healing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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