Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Supervisor

(Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Disaster Management)

Position ID: V-BAR0021 Last Modified: 15 Jul 2018 Last Full Update: 15 Jul 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactVolunteer Resource Services (VRS), Canadian Red Cross; Phone: 1-844-818-2155; Email: vrs@redcross.ca
DutiesThe Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Supervisor for Disaster Management (DM). The PDA Supervisor will be responsible to supervise a team of PDA Responders in addition to filling various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Supervisor will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance. 
 
Job Summary: 
The Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups. 
 
Working Conditions: 
• Potential for responding in disaster areas, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients). These environments have the potential to affect the overall wellbeing of the responders on site. 
• The incumbent may need to stand for several hours. 
• The incumbent may need to lift up to 20 kg of relief supplies during preparedness activities and during response. 
• Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context. 
• Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required. 
 
For the full role description, requirements and application instructions, see "More Info Link" below.
More Info Linkhttps://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2196
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestDisaster Planning & Assistance ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Emergency & Response ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Shelter Coordination Support
Skills/ExperienceDependability & Trustworthiness ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthLong Term - 2 years
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible
LocationBarrie
Number of PositionsBarrie: 30 individual(s) ; Muskoka District: 50 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 20 individual(s) 
 
100 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationCar required
Application Deadline30 Jun 2018
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
Organization NameCanadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Disaster Management
Office Phone705-721-3313
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-2251
Fax705-719-1281
E-Mailsimcoe@redcross.ca
Websitewww.redcross.ca
Address & Map
65 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 809B
Barrie, ON L4N 5R7