DCS: Disaster Health Services Service Associate

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Mississippi Region


  • This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. Disaster Health Services (DHS) Service Associate (SA) is a temporary position assigned to work in person before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. Volunteers in this role provide assistance and healthcare to shelter residents as needed.
  • Responsibilities
    • Provide hands on care for shelter clients to include but not limited to assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, incontinence care, assistance with functional needs.
    • Provide health education, health assessments and determination if a higher level of care is needed.
    • Assist clients to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.
    • Advocate for client needs with Disaster Health Services supervisor.
    • Support maternal and child needs as necessary.
    • Complete required virtual self-paced and instructor-led training required for the position.
    • Complete required virtual self-paced and instructor-led training required for the position (9 hours total).

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About American Red Cross - Mississippi Region


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.


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.


Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine
Crisis Support, Emergency & Safety, Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


150 East Franklin StreetNatchez, MS 39120



  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • EMT
  • Patient Care




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Local disaster events; minimum 8 hour shift Deployment: 2 week commitment
  • Requirements See the Disaster Responder Training Requirements document for current training requirements.

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