*Field: Local Disaster Response Volunteer - San Fernando Valley * Santa Clarita Valley * Antelope Valley

*Field: Local Disaster Response Volunteer - San Fernando Valley * Santa Clarita Valley * Antelope Valley

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. To serve on a Disaster Action Team as a worker 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

American Red Cross Serving the Northern Valleys

Key Responsibilities

  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  • Has access to RC Care and can directly enter case data.
  • 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 communicates 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 Supervisor, DAT Manager, DAT Coordinator, Duty Officer, Recovery Caseworker; Mass Care related positions

Qualifications

Required:

  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Remains current with all required training.
  • Able to respond reliably to local disasters when on call.
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
  • Reliable access to technology (including smartphone and laptop or computer)
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, including RC Care and 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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