Essential to the resilience of any community in the face of disaster, whether natural or man-made, is a state of preparedness that includes critical knowledge of resources and safety protocols. The Disaster Preparedness Outreach Specialist leads the community education arm of Sewa International’s Disaster Services, reaching out to both adults AND children; because, children who learn to be resilient in the face of emergencies become adults who ARE resilient in the face of emergencies.
During Blue-Sky periods, these Members fan out into the community (with a specific focus on the marginalized, the underserved, seniors, children and those with special needs) to educate the population on the importance of preparedness and community networking to increase resilience during a disaster. These efforts are intended to mitigate damages, save lives and enhance the recovery potential of any community impacted by disaster.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
In addition to robust position-related training at onboarding, Members also receive substantive professional and personal development training throughout the service year.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
A strong desire to create a long-term impact on refugee, recent immigrant and other vulnerable communities who are under served and often marginalized.
English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check
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