Disaster Relief - Health Services Associate


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1040 South 8th StreetColorado Springs, CO 80906


Position Title: Disaster Health Services (DHS) Associate. Provides limited healthcare for disaster clients and may work in various assignment settings including the Chapter Headquarters, client homes and community buildings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiate life saving procedures including CPR while awaiting the arrival of Emergency Medical Services ( EMS )
  • Document on the Health Record (form 2077) in accordance with the HIPAA guidelines to ensure client confidentiality
  • Assess disaster related health needs and medical losses of clients
  • Evaluate client's physical health and provide minor first aid and health care following appropriate protocols
  • Immediately refer critical illness or injury to a higher level of care, such as Emergency Medical Services ( EMS )
  • Obtain client's health history, especially preexisting conditions that may have been exacerbated by the disaster
  • Complete or obtain all necessary documentation as laid out in the Disaster Health Services protocols (ARC 3042P)
  • Obtain Release of Confidential Information (Form 5854) for verification of client's health status by healthcare provider
  • Replace lost medical items in accordance with the standardized price list and, after all other resources have been explored, by utilizing the Client Assistance Card ( CAC ) or Disbursing Order (Form 140C)
  • Refer individuals with mental or emotional health issues to Disaster Mental Health associates


  • New Employee and Volunteer Orientation
  • Disaster Services: An Overview
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance
  • Disaster Health Services Response Workshop
  • First Aid/CPR/ AED certification
  • Serving the Diverse Community (Recommended)
  • Shelter Operations (Recommended)
  • Working Together: Paid and Volunteer Staff Relationships (Recommended)
  • Health Professional with a current, active, unencumbered license or certificate


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
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