Canadian Red Cross
Emergency Response Team (ERT) Responder (British Columbia & Yukon)
6 months to 1 year
June 20, 2018
Description of PositionThe Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking an Emergency Response Team (ERT) Responder for Disaster Management (DM). Reporting to the ERT Supervisor, the ERT Responder will be responsible for various emergency shelter and reception centre response activities in addition to other responsibilities related to emergency preparedness.
The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is activated for responses that exceed Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) capacity. The incumbent of this position will be assigned to deliver a specific service on site during a response, however, must know how to deliver all services at the ERT level. During non-response times, the ERT Responder may resume duties as a PDA Responder.
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
Education and Experience:
Completion of High School Diploma or equivalent experience;
Experience in an emergency environment, an asset.
Potential for responding in disaster areas, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odors, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients). These stressful rapidly changing environments with limited information to make decisions have the potential to affect the physical and psychological state of the responders on site.
Potential for basic or hardship living conditions/accommodations.
The incumbent may need to stand for several hours.
The incumbent may need to lift up to 20 kg of relief supplies during preparedness activities and during response.
Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context.
Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required.
Ability to respond in local community (3 days minimum) and outside of their community (10 days minimum).
A valid provincial driver’s licence and First Aid Certification (training provided) is required. This position also requires a successful Canadian criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested parties may submit their application no later than December 31, 2018 via the
Canadian Red Cross Online Volunteer Website: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2198
Contact InformationSend Email to: Red Cross