Disaster Action Team (DAT) Service Associate (Volunteer Position)

Posted: 02/08/2021

  • Serve In Disaster Cycle Services on a Disaster Action Team as a volunteer 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 disasters in Territory 4 (Siouxland Area)
  • 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.
  • Qualifications
    • 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 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.