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PDA- Personal Disaster Assistance Responder
VRS@redcross.ca https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2197&_ga=2.158752506.1170637949 Personal Disaster Assistance Responder40 DESCRIPTION
The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The incumbent of this position is responsible for conducting a needs assessment to determine the needs of the clients. The PDA Responder will provide, as appropriate to agreements with the local authorities, Emergency Social Services (ESS) for relief, referral services and direct assistance for recovery, as well as, works with the PDA Supervisor to plan and organize ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency response in their community.
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Skills: Language requirements vary - responders must be able to deliver services as appropriate
Customer service skills - provides comfort and care, patience in dealing with upset clients, active listening to understanding needs, finding a solution and good communication so client understands services available and how to obtain
Communication skills - verbal and non-verbal cues, active listening, clearly able explain self and confirm understanding from client
Attention to detail - accuracy in completing forms, giving information, completing necessary pap
Requirements: The incumbent must have the commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the CRCS: team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused.
This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record reference check.
This position requires a satisfactory vulnerable sector check
Valid driver's license is required if driving for society business; clear driver’s abstract (3 years) required if using Red Cross vehicles; access to transportation is mandatory
Completion of High School Diploma and/or equivalent experience;
Experience in an emergency environment is an asset.
Understanding of Red Cross role in disaster response, relief and recovery, an asset
Computer literacy is an asset
Is this position adequate for youth (13-17)? no
Minimum age: 18 Maximum age: 65
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Language for the opportunity: en-fr_asset
IDEAL FOR: Adults (18+)
Location: Various Locations Across New Brunswick
Leader (Person in charge of volunteer):
Duration: Any Duration
Start date: 2018-10-15
End date: 2018-12-31
Commitment: Volunteers must be committed to on-call during scheduled hours. Volunteers may also work long hours with demanding work.
TRAINING PROVIDED: Successful candidates will be provided with first aid training.