Canadian Red Cross (Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder)

Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Opportunity Title: Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: March 21, 2018
End Date: December 31, 2020

Email: vrs@redcross.ca
Website: http://www.redcross.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

**THIS POSITION IS AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ACROSS PEI** Reporting to the PDA Supervisor, the PDA Responder will be responsible to fill various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Responder will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance. Job Summary: 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. For the full role description, requirements and application instructions, please consult the posting on the Canadian Red Cross Volunteer Website:   https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2197

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