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ORGANIZATION: The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania

Purpose:

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) department. Disaster Action Team (DAT) ServiceAssociates serve on a team to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families whohave been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster

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, andcommunicating scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
  • Maintains regular communication with Duty Officer and other members of the team while assigned toan 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 andprocedures).
  • Works with on-scene DAT leader to assess whether additional resources/support are required andcommunicates 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 andexercises when available.
  • Maintains RC Care Intake Worker user access

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About The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania

Location:

2201 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 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

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

133 Friendship CircleBeaver, PA 15009

(40.7065,-80.32196)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekdays Variable; Preferred 1+ shift every 3 per month – Renewable

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