DCS: Disaster Action Team (DAT) Service Associate – DRA 17 – Jefferson, Adams, Amite, Franklin, and Wilkinson Counties

DCS: Disaster Action Team (DAT) Service Associate - DRA 17 - Jefferson, Adams, Amite, Franklin, and Wilkinson Counties

When

October 9, 2023    
All Day

Contact

steven.green2@redcross.org
Stacy Aden

Where

The American Red Cross
211 North Union Street , Natchez, MS, 39120

Event Type

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) department. Disaster Action Team (DAT) Service Associates serve on a team to provide 24-hour immediate support and assistance to individuals and families who have been impacted by a home fire or other local disaster.

Responsibilities

  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within established time frames defined in the Disaster Action Team Program Standards & Procedures.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts in RC Respond, the DAT scheduling system, and communicating scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
  • Maintains regular communication with Duty Officer and other members of the team while assigned to an event to ensure continuity and safety.
  • Creates cases in RC Care, and complete confirmations as a second responder.
  • Provides care, comfort, and compassion to clients (in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures).
  • Works with on-scene DAT leader to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
  • Tracks, issues, and maintains personal inventory of Client Assistance Cards.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Supports DAT capacity building by mentoring and training DAT responders on DAT responses and exercises when available.
  • Maintains RC Care Intake Worker user access.