Disaster Action Team Member

Disaster Action Team Member

To serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker (in-training) on a DAT response to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.

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Locations

Allegan County ,Alpena County,Arenac County,Barry County,Bay County,Berrien County,Branch County,Calhoun County,Cheboygan County,Clare County,Clinton County,Crawford County,East Central Bay Chapter ,Eaton County,Emmet County,Genesse County,Grand Traverse County,Gratiot County,Hillsdale County,Huron County,Ingham County,Ionia County,Isabella County,Jackson County,Kalamazoo County,Kent County,Lake County,Lapeer County,Lenawee County,Livingston County,Macomb County,Manistee County,Mason County,Mecosta County,Mid-Michigan Chapter ,Midland County,Montcalm County,Muskegon County,Newaygo County,Northern Michigan Chapter,Oakland County,Oceana County,Osceola County,Ottawa County,Saginaw County,Sanilac County,Shiawassee County ,Southeast Michigan Chapter,Southwest Michigan Chapter,St. Clair County,St. Joseph County,Tuscola County,Van Buren County,Washtenaw County,Wayne County,West Michigan Chapter

Key Responsibilities

  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  • Delivers immediate direct client assistance in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures.
  • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicate scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.

Training

See the Disaster Responder Training Requirements document for current training requirements.

Development Opportunities

DAT Service Associate, DAT Supervisor, DAT Manager, DAT Coordinator, DAT Duty Officer, Recovery Caseworker, Mass Care related positions

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Remains current with all required training
  • Able to respond reliably when on call
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, including RC Respond and online interfaces
  • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene
  • Ability to take direction from steady state and operational leadership.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

 Ability to:

  • Stand for two-hour periods
  • Sit for two-hour periods
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Walk for two miles during a shift
  • Work in extreme heat and/or humidity
  • Work in extreme cold
  • Spend hours writing
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs
  • Drive in daytime and at night

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