Emergency Disaster Services Specialist


Emergency Disaster Services Specialist

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Job Position: Emergency Disaster Services Specialist

Company: The Salvation Army

Expected salary: $48172.8 – 54194.4 per year

Location: St. John’s, NL

Emergency Disaster Services Specialist Job Details:

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Description
The EDS Specialist assist with the planning and delivery of the Emergency Disaster Services program within The Atlantic Division
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Service Responsibilities

  • In cooperation with the Divisional Director of EDS, assist with the provision of 24-hour 7 days a week Emergency Disaster Services for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as situations and/or the Government MOU dictate.
  • Participate in the organizing and delivery of training courses within the Atlantic Division.
  • Share responsibility with the Divisional Director of EDS in ensuring that clients receive pastoral care, emotional & spiritual support and referrals as needed.
  • Ensure assistance is provided with respect to clients’ immediate material needs, i.e., food, water, and clothing.
  • Maintain and keep in a state of readiness all vehicles and equipment assigned to the Emergency Disaster Services program.
  • Ensure that designated operators of EDS assigned vehicles properly maintain the service units.
  • Assist in the development of a response strategy (preparation of EDS manuals and other relevant materials) that will reflect the different regions within the Atlantic Division
  • May provide supervision and oversight to volunteers during a deployment when directed by the Incident Commander.
  • Perform other position related duties as required

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of the Mission of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities
  • Maintain information in confidence as required
  • Participate as an active and responsible team member
  • Represent the organization in a professional and engaging manner and assist personnel whom the position supports in developing those skills as required
  • Participate in supervision and regular performance reviews/evaluations as required.
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Ongoing training and certification in all Salvation Army Territorial EDS aspects is required.
  • Treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training.

Administrative/Financial

  • Provides input to annual EDS budget.
  • Together with Divisional Director of EDS monitors EDS operating budget.
  • Assists with the recruitment, onboarding, and engagement of EDS personnel
  • Completes, maintains, and submits reports, forms, and statistics as per EDS standards.

Critical Relationship Management

  • Participates in meetings and committees as assigned by the Divisional Director EDS
  • Serve on external boards, committees and councils as required by the Divisional Director EDS
  • Develops working relationships, partnerships, and agreements with provincial partners.
  • Liaises with provincial community resources and partners

Working Conditions

  • Work is typically in a home office environment; must be able to commute to St. John’s, if need arises, to attend meetings.
  • The ability to function independently, and frequently under pressure, while managing multiple concurrent projects and deadlines including participating in, resolving, and effectively managing emergency/crisis situations is an ongoing expectation.
  • Flexibility as participation in response, meetings, conferences, and other events may involve long workdays and/or evening/weekend work.
  • Must be deployable during a disaster incident to support emergency operations for a minimum of 14 days and work extended hours.
  • During a disaster incident, this position may be deployed to support on-site disaster relief operations. This may include operating in “hardship conditions” where basic amenities, such as power and water, may not be readily available. Working conditions during a disaster operation may be extremely hectic and stressful.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completion of a formal post-secondary/college program of two academic years in disaster and emergency management or a related field
  • An Undergraduate Degree will be considered as an asset.
  • Successful completion of key National Disaster Training Program courses (Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, Foundations of Emotional & Spiritual Care, Disaster Food Service and Canteen Operations, Incident Command System, Train the Trainer) or ability to complete within 12 months.
  • First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Diploma or certificate in disaster and emergency management an asset.

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:
Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ frontline experience in emergency planning and preparedness or other experience in frontline work with survivors of emergency or disaster situations.
  • Proven emergency management skills (prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery).
  • Excellent networking skills, with the ability to coordinate and supervise groups of volunteers across a wide geographic area would be a definite asset.
  • Working knowledge of all Salvation Army emergency social services primary services programs, EDS programs and Salvation Army Social Service programs is an asset.
  • Respect and understanding of The Salvation Army – its mission, culture, and values.

Note: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered
Skills and Capabilities (examples provided below):

  • Attention to detail, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in stressful high-paced environments.
  • Strong sense of integrity and confidentiality with professional ethics and a balanced sense of fairness and flexibility.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Attentive listening skills.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Strong organization and administrative skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

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