Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder
(Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Disaster Management)
|Contact||Volunteer Resources Services (VRS), Canadian Red Cross; Phone: 1-844-818-2155; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||The 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. |
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.
• 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 Link||https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2197|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals|
|Areas of Interest||Disaster Planning & Assistance ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Emergency & Response|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; First Aid ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work|
|Commitment Length||Long Term - 2 years|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group|
|Location||Simcoe and Muskoka|
|Number of Positions||Barrie: 30 individual(s) ; Muskoka District: 50 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 20 individual(s) |
100 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided|
|Application Deadline||31 Aug 2018|
|Organization Name||Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Disaster Management|
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-387-2251|
|Address & Map|
65 Cedar Pointe Dr, Unit 809B
Barrie, ON L4N 5R7