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Healthy Community Developer, Disaster

Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department
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Assist the MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) coordinator on Emergency Preparedness presentation to be delivered to local organizations; give talks and demonstrations at health fairs and other community events on preparedness; recruit volunteers to become part of the MRC.

Service Activities

Assist in 20 Emergency Preparedness presentations and demonstrations reaching approximately 500 people, recruit 20 additional volunteers, and develop partnerships.

Community Need Addressed

Not enough volunteers to adequately prepare for a major disaster in West Virginia.

Position Outcomes

Increase awareness and knowledge of Medical Reserve Corps, increase number of volunteers in West Virginia.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Skills you will gain

Public speaking

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Disaster
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Local Government Agency
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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