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Canadian Red Cross
Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder Volunteer
Adults
Other
Varies
Jun-11-2018
Description of Position
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Disaster Management Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder. Reporting to the SWB Supervisor and as part of the ERT, the SWB Responder will work in collaboration with other responders to province SWB services in a safe environment to beneficiaries as part of a team within the mandate of the Canadian Red Cross.

Job Summary:
The Disaster Management Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder, under the direction of the SWB Supervisor and as part of the ERT, will work in collaboration with other responders to provide SWB services in a safe environment to beneficiaries as part of a team within the mandate of the Canadian Red Cross.
Specifically, this position will focus on:

Supporting the implementation of SWB services and programs for beneficiaries
Facilitating the resilience, emotional and psychosocial well-being of the affected population, in collaboration with other Operation personnel
Communicating accurate information for knowledge sharing and referrals
Being prepared for the intensity and types of activities that may vary week by week according to the ongoing assessments and needs

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Experience of taking care of others
Experience in living or working in a cultural context other than their own
Training in Psychological First Aid

The following are considered strong assets for this position:
Background in psychosocial work, nursing, teaching, social work, youth engagement, public health
Training in protection and violence prevention, or psychosocial support in emergencies
Previous deployment experience in a large-scale operation
Experience in an emergency environment and/or with the Red Cross
Demonstrated ability to work with youth (15-25) and children (0-15)

KNOWLEDGE
Demonstrated skills in diplomacy, cultural awareness and practical approach
Strong communication skills
Strong cultural safety skills
Ability to work with other volunteers

LANGUAGES
This position requires all candidates to be fluent in English
Fluency in another language is considered a strong asset

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Customer service skills
Communication skills - verbal and non-verbal cues, active listening, clearly able explain self and confirm understanding from client
Ability to work well within a team
Dependable and takes initiative
Remains calm during a crisis
Strong presentation and facilitation skills
Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment
Discrete, professional and mature

WORKING CONDITIONS
The majority of the work is carried outside of an office environment and is primarily a field based position. Difficult and demanding working conditions are expected including the following:
Due to the dynamic nature of response, there may be issues of access and mobility;
Adaptable living conditions;
Long hours of work in a demanding context with limited resources;
Stressful rapidly changing environment with limited information to make decisions.
Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context.
This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening.

If interested please visit this link for more position details and how to apply http://www.redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now/safety-and-wellbeing--swb--responder-volunteer-1
Contact Information
Send Email to: Red Cross
1-844-818-2155