Respond as a team to provide immediate support to clients affected by home fires and other disasters

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) department. Most of the 60,000 emergencies that the Red Cross responds to each year are local, personal disasters like home fires. 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.
Time Commitment

Minimum 2 on-call shifts per month. (Shifts are 6 hours: 6am-noon, noon-6pm, 6pm-midnight, midnight-6am)

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About American Red Cross - Texas Gulf Coast Region

Location:

2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098, 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. La Cruz Roja Americana previene y alivia el sufrimiento humano frente a emergencias movilizando el poder de los voluntarios y la generosidad de los donantes.

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.

Todos los días, la Cruz Roja Americana ayuda a las personas en situaciones de emergencia. Ya sea que se trate de una familia desplazada, miles de víctimas de desastres, o brindar atención y consuelo a un miembro del servicio o veterano enfermo o lesionado o apoyo a un miembro de la familia militar, nuestro trabajo vital es posible gracias a personas como usted. Es a través del tiempo y el cuidado de la gente común que podemos hacer cosas extraordinarias.

CAUSE AREAS

Disaster Relief
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Corpus Christi, TX 78413

(27.68567,-97.4111)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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