DCS: Disaster Action Team (DAT) Member - Alexandria

DCS: Disaster Action Team (DAT) Member - Alexandria

To participate in all DAT program support and capacity building activities necessary to ensure effective service delivery during a DAT response.

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Locations

Central Minnesota Chapter,Douglas County,Grant County,Pope County,Traverse County

Key Responsibilities

Disaster Action Teams provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing.

This position is responsible for the tasks involved in the Disaster Action Team program including:

  1. Supporting the annual goals, RDO objectives, and regional/chapter plan for DAT services through participation in meetings, projects, and local response activities.
  2. Completes all required training and maintains current training standard as DAT program requirements change.
  3. Attends regular team meetings and training as required by the region/territory.
  4. Completes assigned projects and local response activities according to the needs of the DAT program. (Preparing vehicles, response materials, administrative support of the DAT program and other tasks assigned by the DAT Leader.

Relationships

Works closely with all other DAT Members to ensure team goals are achieved. 

Development Opportunities

With additional training there are opportunities for individual and leadership development to serve as:

-DAT Service Associate on a DAT response.
-DAT Team Leader in support of the DAT preparedness.
-DAT Supervisor on a DAT response.

Additional training is available across all service lines to orient volunteer to additional activities and opportunities within the Red Cross.

Qualifications

Ability to:

  • Follow and execute requests received from supervisor with little or no supervision.
  • Adapt to change, negotiate compromise and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Build effective relationships with others who can help with work-related goals.

    Team member may work towards the DAT Service Associate response position.

Training

Current training requirements are contained in the Training and System Requirements for Disaster Action Team Members Job Tool

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