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Disaster Action Team - I want to help families by responding to local disasters in my community

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Mississippi Region

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Responsibilities

  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within established time frames 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.
  • Creates cases in RC Care, and complete confirmations as a second responder.
  • 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.
  • Tracks, issues, and maintains personal inventory of Client Assistance Cards.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Supports DAT capacity building by mentoring and training DAT responders on DAT responses and exercises when available.
  • Maintains RC Care Intake Worker user access.

Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross.
  • Remains current with all required training.
  • Reliable access to a smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
  • Able to respond reliably to local disasters when signed up for a shift.
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
  • Proficient in using RC Care and RC Respond systems and online interfaces.
  • Able to work in challenging and stressful conditions.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
  • Able to take direction from leadership.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies

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About American Red Cross - Mississippi Region

Location:

9 River Bend Pl., Flowood, MS 39232, 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

211 North Union StreetNatchez, MS 39120

(31.56016,-91.40005)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies. Minimum number of shifts as required by Chapter/Region.

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