Personal Disaster Assistance Supervisor

(Canadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services)

Position ID: V-MID0682 Last Modified: 13 May 2022 Last Full Update: 13 May 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactVolunteer Resource Services; Phone: 1-844-818-2155; Email: vrs@redcross.ca
DutiesThe Personal Disaster Assistance Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The PDA supervisor will supervise a team of PDA responders at the local level. The PDA Supervisor will provide, as appropriate, direct aid assessment for delivery of ESS services for relief, referral services, and/or recovery assistance, as well as, be responsible for planning and organizing ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency. The PDA Supervisor may be asked to represent Disaster Management on cross-functional working groups.  
  
Responsibilities/Activities:  
Responsibility 1. Disaster Response  
Activities:  
• Assess and determine the scope of impact and the necessary resources needed to address the needs (i.e. one time assistance or complex support) and report back to the designated point of contact;  
• Conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients;  
• Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups;  
• Liaise with the fire protection services or other local authorities, as appropriate;  
• Ensure compliance and provide ongoing feedback to PDA Responders during a response based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines;  
• Facilitate operational briefings and debriefings during a response;  
• Communicate, report on progress and evaluate the provision of the services, as appropriate to the designated point of contact;  
• Provide timely formal and informal performance feedback to volunteers that report directly to the PDA Supervisor;  
• Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessment forms and Response Reports)  
  
Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities  
Activities:  
• Participate in the recruitment of PDA team members  
• Participate in PDA team member orientation & scheduling of training  
• Coordinate team member availability and the team’s on-call schedule  
• Ensure that supplier agreements are completed and updated annually  
• Ensure response supplies are properly stocked and available  
• Prepare and facilitate regular team meetings;  
• Develop and update the response plan;  
• Promote and ensure compliance with Red Cross directives and Technical Standards;  
• Ensure availability of team members for responding 24 hours a day;  
• Manage response equipment. Candidates under consideration will be contacted. 
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestDisaster Planning & Assistance
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Medical Assistance ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; • Completion of High School Diploma and/or equivalent experience;  
• Experience in managing a team (i.e. work team or as a coach);  
• Experience in Red Cross , Disaster Management or working in an emergency environment, an asset
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - 2 years renewable
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours3 / Month
AccessibilityNot Applicable - position requires somone able bodied
LocationSimcoe County and Muskoka District
Number of PositionsMuskoka District ; Simcoe County 
 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationDriver License required
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsThe 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  
• Valid driver's license is required if driving for society business; clear driver’s abstract (3 years) required if using Red Cross vehicles; access to transportation is mandatory
Agency Details
Organization NameCanadian Red Cross - Simcoe Muskoka, Simcoe Muskoka Branch, Volunteer Services
Office Phone705-721-3313
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-2251
Fax705-739-9916
E-Mailsimcoe@redcross.ca
Websitewww.redcross.ca/in-your-community/ontario
Address & Map
65 Cedar Pointe Dr
Unit 809B
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 5R7
Mailing Address65 Cedar Pointe Dr 
Unit 809B 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4N 5R7