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Position #: 2248
OrganizationCanadian Red Cross - Victoria
Position: Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder Volunteer
Location: 909 Fairfield Road Victoria BC V8V3A3
Impact Statement: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.
Description: The Disaster Management Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder, under the direction of the SWB Supervisor, will work in collaboration with other responders to provide services in a safe environment to beneficiaries

This position will focus on:
Facilitating the emotional and psychosocial well-being of the affected
Connecting the affected with appropriate resources
Supporting vulnerable populations affected by the disaster

Background in psychosocial work, nursing, social work, youth engagement, public health
Training in Psychological First Aid
Training in protection and violence prevention, or psychosocial support
Previous deployment experience in a large operations
Ability to work with youth/children
Fluency in English
Communication skills: verbal and non-verbal cues, active listening, clearly able explain self and confirm understanding from client
Remains calm during crisis
adapting to changing situations in a fast-paced environment
Training Details: Trainings will be provided
Working Conditions: WORKING CONDITIONS
The majority of the work is carried outside of an office environment and is primarily a field based position. Difficult and demanding working conditions are expected including the following:

Due to the dynamic nature of response, there may be issues of access and mobility
Adaptable living conditions
Long hours of work in a demanding context with limited resources
Stressful rapidly changing environment with limited information to make decisions.
Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context
Minimum Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: majority of work carried outside office environment; non-traditional hours may be required
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Accessibility: Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Accountability, Empathy, Adaptability
How to Apply
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Contact: Hannah Dougherty
Address: 909 Fairfield Road Victoria, V8V 3A3
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