Full Job Description
The American Red Cross is seeking RENEWAL MEMBERS interested in emergency management, disaster relief, and/or public health to REMAIN A PART of the Illinois Disaster Corps team! Continuing members serve 900 hours over 5.5 months (38-40 hours per week) at Red Cross offices in Moline, Springfield, Peoria, Bloomington, Romeoville, Quincy, and Rockford (with limited opportunities still available in Chicago). During steady-state operations, members perform duties as community outreach liaisons and emergency preparedness educators, teaching Red Cross health, safety, and preparedness classes to youth and adults in disaster vulnerable areas. Members also serve as caseworkers, assisting individuals in the recovery process post-disaster. During disaster operations, members serve alongside Red Cross staff and volunteers as mass care providers and caseworkers to give immediate disaster relief services to communities in the event of local, state, or national disasters. When requested by the State of Illinois, members will set up and operate a volunteer reception center and donations management facility. In partnership with local and state government entities, non-profit organizations, and other community-based organizations, Illinois Disaster Corps members will enable local volunteers to help their own communities recover after a disaster. Furthermore, due to the ever-changing nature of the disaster relief environment, members must be well-suited and willing to perform both in-person and digital-based service in support of various Red Cross disaster response operation needs. Note: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR RENEWAL MEMBERS; 900-hr slots may open in future to new members should slots remain. New members may apply to 1700-hour slots at this time under separate posting.
Member Duties : • Teach youth and adult emergency preparedness programs, including CPR and First Aid certification courses (~50% of time) • Provide office-, phone-, or field-based relief services (feeding, sheltering, recovery casework, distribution of emergency supplies) to regional American Red Cross disaster response operations requiring AmeriCorps support (~30% of time) • Travel on short notice for up to two weeks to disaster sites across Illinois to set up and operate volunteer reception centers or in-kind donation management facilities • Provide technical and operational support to local jurisdictions, including: collaborating with partners, developing volunteer recruitment messaging and tracking/management plans, and providing post-disaster volunteer trainings • Complete in-person and online trainings through the American Red Cross, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, among others (~20% of time) • Participate in trainings and regular AmeriCorps meetings throughout Illinois as scheduled.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance .
Uniforms provided and required , Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Public Safety , Homeland Security , Children/Youth , Community Outreach , Health , Education , Disaster Relief .
Writing/Editing , Conflict Resolution , Communications , Disaster Services , Computers/Technology , Team Work , Recruitment , Teaching/Tutoring , Community Organization , Leadership , General Skills , Youth Development , Education , Public Health , Non-Profit Management , First Aid , Social Services , Veterans , Public Speaking .
AmeriCorps State / National
Illinois Disaster Corps 20-21 HT - RENEWAL MEMBERS
Program Start/End Date
12/01/2020 - 07/31/2021
Work Schedule Part Time
Minimum: 18 Maximum: 99
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 11/15/2020 To 12/31/2020
Contact Michelle Bush
2200 W Harrison St
Chicago IL 60612
Listing ID 100111