Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder

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

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Position ID: V-BAR0022 Last Modified: 15 Jul 2018 Last Full Update: 15 Jul 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactVolunteer Resources 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) Responder for Disaster Management (DM). Reporting to the PDA Supervisor, the PDA Responder will be responsible to fill various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Responder will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance.  
 
Job Summary:  
The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The incumbent of this position is responsible for conducting a needs assessment to determine the needs of the clients. The PDA Responder will provide, as appropriate to agreements with the local authorities, Emergency Social Services (ESS) for relief, referral services and direct assistance for recovery, as well as, works with the PDA Supervisor to plan and organize ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency response in their community.  
 
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=2197
Ages18 year(s) and up
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
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; First Aid ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment LengthLong Term - 2 years
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityNot Accessible
LocationSimcoe and Muskoka
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 Deadline31 Aug 2018
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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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
 
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