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Disaster Response Team Member

Utah Conservation Corps
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TERM DATES

Start: October 12, 2018

End: November 18, 2018

LOCATION(S):

* UCC will arrange travel from member’s current residence to the disaster site.

* Training and Work at Disaster Response sites related to Hurricane Florence in the Southeastern US.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The UCC ADRT Disaster Response Crew Member is an AmeriCorps position that will address critical community needs for natural disaster victims.

The UCC Crew Member will travel with their crew to the disaster site to engage in disaster response work that may include mucking and gutting of affected homes, community volunteer management, and connecting residents to local social services. Members will be working long hours in stressful environments. There may be limited structure in place when the crew arrives. The crew is responsible for coordinating resources to carry out their service. During the disaster response work, members will be provided transportation, housing, and a living allowance that includes a food stipend.

REQUIREMENTS

* Service-minded, strong desire to help others

* Positive attitude and a high level of maturity

* Flexibility

* Self-sufficiency and ability to care for self in a stressful work environment

* Ability to take on a variety of duties and projects related to conservation work and disaster response work

* Ability to work long hours and thrive in high environments where there may be little leadership or direction

* Team-oriented

* Must be in good physical condition, including ability to lift up to 30 lbs repeatedly, spend long hours bending and digging, and working in a variety of weather conditions.

* Ability and willingness to live and work in close proximity with others, including living in communal housing (ex. Community center, gymnasium, or camp-like setting)

* High School Diploma or GED, minimum

* At least 18 years of age

* U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

* Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Excellent work ethic

* Experience with manual labor

* Experience with conservation and/or disaster response work

BENEFITS

* AmeriCorps Living Allowance: $1,000.00 paid twice a month (this amount includes the food stipend amount) Total Living Allowance: $3,000.00

* AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,230.69 (awarded upon successful completion of term)

* Training in disaster response

* Housing and Transportation

To Apply

Complete the UCC Online Application found at www.utahconservationcorps.org.

For this application question: “Discuss qualifications and other experience relevant to the position you are applying for.” SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS:

1. Why do you want to work on UCC’s disaster response crew?

2. Highlight the qualifications you have that make you a strong candidate for doing disaster response work.

You will need to attach a resume and list of 3 professional references to the online application.

Questions? Contact Sarah Haderlie, UCC Recruitment Coordinator, sarah.haderlie@usu.edu

Service Activities

The UCC Crew Member will travel with their crew to the disaster site to engage in disaster response work that may include mucking and gutting of affected homes, community volunteer management, and connecting residents to local social services. Members will be working long hours in stressful environments. There may be limited structure in place when the crew arrives. The crew is responsible for coordinating resources to carry out their service. During the disaster response work, members will be provided transportation, housing, and a living allowance that includes a food stipend.

Community Need Addressed

The UCC ADRT Disaster Response Crew Member is an AmeriCorps position that will address critical community needs for natural disaster victims.

Position Outcomes

Improved public infrastructure and homes in the wake of a natural disaster

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Housing, Living allowance, Training

AmeriCorps Living Allowance: $1,000.00 paid twice a month (this amount includes the food stipend amount) Total Living Allowance: $3,000.00 * AmeriCorps Education Award: $1,230.69 (awarded upon successful completion of term) * Training in disaster response * Housing and Transportation

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions
Teamwork
Stay positive and outcome oriented
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Service
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, 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, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Disaster
  • Length of Service 2 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community Development Organization, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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