Presenter: Disaster Education- Pillowcase Project 3rd-5th - East LA * Boyle Heights * Pico Rivera * Commerce * Echo Park * Bell

Presenter: Disaster Education- Pillowcase Project 3rd-5th - East LA * Boyle Heights * Pico Rivera * Commerce * Echo Park * Bell

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. Save lives and prevent injury by providing leadership and/or support to Disaster Cycle Services team members through The Pillowcase Project. The Pillowcase Project is a national youth preparedness program offered by Red Cross regions across the country. The 40- or 60-minute presentation provides emergency preparedness education to youth in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) in school classrooms and other settings. Numerous tools have been developed for this program including a standardized curriculum, workbook, quizzes and activities which have been carefully constructed with the help of curriculum and hazard experts. Many tools for presenters have been developed to foster consistency and fidelity to the program goals and objectives. The highly interactive presentation addresses home fire safety, a local natural hazard, psycho-social coping skills and household preparedness steps like making a plan and a kit.

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Locations

Field: Disaster Response Territory 5 - Central East LA County

Key Responsibilities

Worker roles include either being a presenter, presentation assistant, administrative support, or presenter trainer. Depending on which worker role you choose, your key responsibilities will vary.

Presenter Worker Role responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct The Pillowcase Project presentations given to youth in schools and community settings
  • Successfully complete the Basic Instructor Fundamentals for Youth (BIF-Y) (60-75 minute on line course)
  • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (60-90 minute web-based or 3 hour instructor led course)
  • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 2 (in person teach backs) (Note: this is at a minimum a 3-hour training experience)
  • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 3 (web-based assessment)
  • May assist with community outreach to schedule presentations at sites (optional)
  • May assist in reaching key groups within the region, such as support to military families, as risk youth, etc. (optional)
  • May mentor new presenters to help the region build a team of experienced youth preparedness presenters. (optional)
  • Work as a team with the Team Lead and other volunteers and employees to build The Pillowcase Project in the region
  • Ensure all reporting data for each presentation given is collected and given to regional staff in a timely manner
  • Other duties as agreed to between the presenter and the Team Lead

    Presentation Assistant Worker Role responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    • Support The Pillowcase Project Presenter in schools and community settings while they deliver the presentation.
    • Duties include but are not limited to: handing out and collecting materials from students; helping with classroom management; grading quizzes; working with individual students during the activities; assisting with other duties as requested by the presenter.
    • May be asked to help complete the reports for the presentation site(s).
    • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (web-based or instructor led course).
    • May assist with community outreach to schedule presentations at sites (optional).
    • May assist in reaching key groups within the region, such as support to military families, as risk youth, etc. (this is optional).
    • May mentor new presentation assistants to help the region build a team of experienced youth preparedness volunteers (optional).
    • Work as a team with the Team Lead and other volunteers and employees to build The Pillowcase Project in the region.
    • Other duties as agreed to with the presenter and the Team Lead.

    Administrative Support Worker Role responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    • Supporting activities related to The Pillowcase Project presenter training such as:
    - Providing EDGE Learning Management System administrative support (where possible)
    - Printing of program training materials
    - Training site support (scheduling training room reservations, coordinating with Presenters and Team Lead, etc.)
    • Carry out administrative duties, such as:
    - Data management
    - Site outreach and scheduling
    - Inventory management
    - Reporting collection and entry
    - Quiz grading
    - Collecting and readying presentation supplies
    - Responding to email inquiries about the program
    • Logistics
    - Working with The Pillowcase Project Presenter/Presentation Assistant to coordinate materials pick up/drop off
    • Outreach
    - Helping with site outreach to secure presentations

    Presenter Trainer Worker Role responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
    • Successfully complete the Basic Instructor Fundamentals for Youth (BIF-Y) (60-75 minute web-based course)
    • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (the web-based or instructor led course)
    • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 2 (in person teach-backs) (Note: this is at a minimum a 3-hour training experience)
    • Successfully complete The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 3 (web-based assessment)
    • Present program to student audiences
    • Attend any additional training required as specified by the Team Lead
    • Plan and lead Presenter Trainings using NHQ developed resources (Instructor Manual, Participant Guide and PowerPoint Training Presentation)
    • Responsible for training individuals to present The Pillowcase Project curriculum proficiently

Qualifications

Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities.

Worker roles include either being a presenter, presentation assistant, administrative support, or presenter trainer. Depending on which worker role you choose, your qualifications will vary. All Workers are expected to be:

  • Enthusiastic about the American Red Cross mission and programs
  • Fluency in basic computer skills; adaptable to new systems
  • Demonstrated respect and recognition of the role and the responsibilities of others; highly collaborative
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Interests in expanding Red Cross capabilities through teaching and empowering others
  • Reliable, punctual, good time management skills
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by the Red Cross and any imposed by local school jurisdictions
  • Completion of all required trainings

Presenter Worker Role qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Comfortable presenting an interactive curriculum to youth in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) in school and out of school/community settings
  • Working knowledge of emergency preparedness, including protective actions for various hazards, or a strong desire to learn about emergency preparedness and protective actions in order to teach them to youth
  • Flexible and willingness to teach new ideas and concepts, such as the psychosocial "coping skills"
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow through with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking
  • Dynamic personality that relates well to youth in the target age group
  • Reliable, punctual, good time management skills
  • Ability to complete reports and conduct follow up calls with sites in a timely manner
  • Ability to problem solve and be flexible with program changes, regional changes, etc.
  • Willing to learn and use Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies, an interactive electronic game based on The Pillowcase Project curriculum
  • Daytime and/or weekend availability
  • Ability to arrange transportation to the Red Cross office to pick up materials, travel to event location, and return materials, etc. to the office at the end of the presentation
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by the Red Cross and any imposed by local school jurisdictions

Presentation Assistant Worker Role qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Enthusiastic about the American Red Cross mission and programs
  • Comfortable in classroom or group settings talking to and interacting with youth in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Familiar with or a strong desire to learn about emergency preparedness and protective actions
  • Willing to learn The Pillowcase Project activities such as the coping skills, etc. in case there is a need to demonstrate technique to kids
  • Dynamic personality that relates well to youth in the target age group
  • Reliable, punctual, good time management skills
  • Ability to complete reports and conduct follow up calls with sites in a timely manner (if required by region)
  • Ability to problem solve and be flexible with program changes, regional changes, etc.
  • Willing to learn and use Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies, an interactive electronic game based on The Pillowcase Project curriculum.
  • Daytime and/or weekend availability
  • Ability to arrange transportation to the Red Cross office to pick up materials, travel to event location, and return materials, etc. to the office at the end of the presentation.
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by the Red Cross and any imposed by local school jurisdictions.

Administrative Support Worker Role qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Ability and interest in mentoring new team members and leaders
  • Fluency in basic computer skills; adaptable to new systems
  • Demonstrated respect and recognition of the role and the responsibilities of others; highly collaborative
  • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Interests in expanding Red Cross capabilities through teaching and empowering others
  • Must be a Red Cross volunteer

Presenter Trainer Worker Role qualifications may include but are not limited to:

  • Enthusiastic about the American Red Cross mission and programs
  • Comfortable presenting and explaining an interactive curriculum to adults preparing to present to youth in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11)
  • Working knowledge of emergency preparedness, including protective actions for various hazards, or a strong desire to learn about emergency preparedness and protective actions in order to teach them to youth.
  • Flexible and willingness to teach new ideas and concepts, such as the psychosocial "coping skills".
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow through with minimum supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking
  • Dynamic personality that relates well to adults of varying ages
  • Reliable, punctual, good time management skills
  • Ability to complete reports
  • Ability to problem solve and be flexible with program changes, regional changes, etc.
  • Willing to learn and use Monster Guard: Prepare for Emergencies, an interactive electronic game based on The Pillowcase Project curriculum.
  • Daytime and/or weekend availability
  • Ability to arrange transportation to the Red Cross office to pick up materials, travel to event location, and return materials, etc. to the office at the end of the training.
  • Must be able to meet all background check requirements imposed by the Red Cross and any imposed by local school jurisdictions.
  • Must be a Red Cross volunteer

Training

Worker roles include either being a presenter, presentation assistant, administrative support, or presenter trainer. Depending on which worker role you choose, your training will vary. Every volunteer is expectation to take:

  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview (Required)
  • Everyone's Welcome (Required)
  • Review all relevant preparedness program and The Pillowcase Project materials that are posted on The Exchange.
  • Participate in regular calls and webinars with national and divisional teams

Presenter Worker Role training may include but are not limited to:

  • Basic Instructor Fundamentals for Youth (BIF-Y), 60-75-minute on-line course
  • The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (web-based 60-90-minute or instructor led 3 hours)
  • The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 2 (in-person teach-backs 3-4-hour course)
  • The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 3 (web-based assessment, 25 questions)
  • The Pillowcase Project: Presentation Demonstration Video (YouTube 30-minute)
  • Basic Instructor Specialty Training (Recommended)
  • Disaster Services: An Overview (Recommended)
  • Psychological First Aid (Recommended)
  • Other Region Specific Training (Recommended)

Presentation Assistant Worker Role training may include but are not limited to:

  • The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (web-based 60-90-minute or instructor led 3 hours)
  • The Pillowcase Project: Presentation Demonstration Video (YouTube 30-minute)
  • Psychological First Aid (Recommended)
  • Other Region Specific Training (Recommended)

Administrative Support Worker Role training may include but are not limited to:

  • The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (optional, but recommended)
  • Volunteer Connection Group Leader Training
  • EDGE Administrator Training (recommended for providing LMS Program support)

Presenter Trainer Worker Role training may include but are not limited to:

  • Basic Instructor Fundamentals for Youth (BIF-Y), 60-75-minute on-line course
  • The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 1 (web-based 60-90-minute or instructor led 3 hours)
  • The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 2 (in-person teach-backs 3-4-hour course)
  • The Pillowcase Project Presenter Fundamentals Module 3 (web-based assessment, 25 questions)
  • The Pillowcase Project: Presentation Demonstration Video (YouTube 30-minute)
  • Basic Instructor Specialty Training (Recommended)
  • Disaster Services: An Overview (Recommended)
  • Psychological First Aid (Recommended)
  • Other Region Specific Training (Recommended)

Development Opportunities

Advancement within the disaster workforce, mentoring opportunities, develop technical expertise in preparedness programming, develop leadership skills, build skills through training provided.

Length of Appointment

Indefinite

Time Commitment

Able to commit 1 hour per month for presentations and travel time

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