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Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Disaster Management
Barrie
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) 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.