*Disaster Health Services Team Member

*Disaster Health Services Team Member

Disaster Health Services Responders provide disaster health care by meeting the disaster related health needs of clients and providing support to other volunteers.

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ARC of Central Indiana,ARC of Greater Indianapolis,ARC of Northeast Indiana,ARC of Northwest Indiana,ARC of Southeast Indiana,ARC of Southwest Indiana

Key Responsibilities

  1. Support to the DAT response, shelter operations, emergency aid stations, outreach activities, and casework and recovery planning during a disaster relief operation.
  2. Participation in chapter preparedness activities.



  • This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department.
  • Active and unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic , Retired RN/LPN/LVN if the state in which the license is granted allows for full scope of practice for the volunteer.
  • Must meet training requirement for Disaster Health Services Service Associate
  • RC Care access



  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview
  • RC Care: Individual Disaster Care Curriculum
    • Client Care Program Overview
    • Client Care Program: Disaster Client Intake
    • Client Care Program: Providing Referrals
    • Client Care Program: Conducting Follow-up
    • Client Care Program: Document Review for Intake Workers
    • Providing and Documenting Individual Disaster Care Services with RC Care
    • Shelter Resident Transition with RC Care
  • Concept of Operations Basics
  • Deployment Fundamentals
  • Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress
  • Everyone is Welcome
  • Mission Cards - Cardholder Overview
  • Disaster Health Services Fundamentals 1
  • Disaster Health Services Fundamentals 2
  • Disaster Health Services Simulation
  • Red Cross Basic Life Support or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer - American Heart Association


  • Collaborating Essentials
  • Shelter Resident Transition for Those Working in a Shelter
  • Care Assistant Fundamentals
  • Basic Instructor Fundamentals
  • Staff Wellness Fundamentals
  • Mass Care: An Overview
  • Reunification Fundamentals
  • Shelter Fundamentals v2
  • Supervising the Disaster Workforce
  • Integrated Care Condolence Team Fundamentals
  • Mass Casualty Incident Response Basics
  • Disaster Action Team Fundamentals
  • Detailed Damage Assessment for Disaster Action Team Response Operations

Development Opportunities

Disaster Health Services Chapter Coordinator

Length of Appointment

Minimum commitment of 6 months with the opportunity to renew. 

Time Commitment

Monthly on-call commitment to support virtual local disaster response. 

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