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Systems Change Advocate Disability Community Disaster Management Coordinator (Systems Change I)

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SUMMARY:

In coordination with the Program Manager of Systems Change Advocacy, the Systems Change Advocacy, Disability Community Disaster Management Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination, education, and implementation of emergency preparedness strategies and plans for the intersectional, cross-disability community across the lifespan within DCRC’s catchment area. Coordinates Access and Functional Needs (AFN) emergency preparedness education and exercises with consumers and local stakeholders to ensure an organized response during and after emergencies or disasters.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

General Functions:

  • Work with local government agencies to conduct annual assessments to determine the AFN community’s risk for natural (e.g., wildfires, floods, earthquakes, pandemics, etc.), technological (e.g., public safety power shut offs, power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills), human-caused (e.g., active shooter, hostage situations or civil unrest), and other disasters
  • Collaborate with FEMA and local County Offices of Emergency Services, Cal OES and Public Health teams within DCRC’s catchment area in the creation, development, education, training, and implementation of public disaster plans.
  • Know each county’s alert and notification systems and procedures, and ensure appropriate staff is educated on this as well.
  • Participate in each county’s emergency preparedness committees for AFN planning, coordinating, maintaining, and updating disaster plans, including internal and external event response. 
  • Provide warnings and emergency data to consumers and operations and technical support before, during, and after emergencies.
  • Identify and maintain contact information for community response partners and identify how DCRC’s consumers and the AFN community will be notified of an emergency/ crisis situation.
  • Administer DCRC’s Public Safety Power Shut Off response including back-up battery loan program by screening, administering distribution of batteries, and tracking battery loans.
  • Develop and administer community education campaigns for disaster preparedness.
  • Work with individual consumers to develop personal preparedness plans.
  • Participate in training and exercises to practice/ test emergency plans with community partners or statewide exercises.
  •  Develop and prepare reports that fulfill grant contract requirements as outlined by the specific funding stream.
  • Enters CIL Suite data regarding consumers who request ongoing services, documents services requested and services provided, and completes other paperwork and reports as required.

 

COMPETENCIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Understanding how diverse cultures intersect with the cross-disability community.
  • Independent living philosophy and principles.
  • Working independently and as part of a team.
  • DCRC’s policies and procedures.
  • Practices that protect the safety and health of consumers and co-workers.
  • Assisting consumers in submitting Medical Baseline Allowance applications to the Electricity Provider for eligibility determination.

 

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree or three years’ experience in disability or emergency management, safety and/or regulatory compliance.
  • Analytical skills necessary in order to evaluate and make recommendations regarding emergency management issues.
  • Ability to design lesson plans, coordinate courses and conduct presentations and trainings involving emergency management strategies.
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts both orally and in writing, but also translate those complex concepts into plain language as well.
  • Familiarity with healthcare emergency preparedness, including security, safety, HAZMAT, OSHA, NIMS, FEMA, HICS, HVA, and CMS.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or ASL.

 

ADA REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of the position.

 

POSITION TYPE/HOURS OF WORK:

This is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Program Manager of Systems Change Advocacy. The Systems Change Advocacy, Disability Community Disaster Management Coordinator is expected to work the typical work week of 40 hours a week with an unpaid hour reserved for lunch.

 

AAP/EEO STATEMENT:

The Disability Community Resource Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People with disabilities, females, minorities and older adults are encouraged to apply for employment.

 

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other activities, duties and/or responsibilities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

UNION REPRESENTATION

This position is a bargaining unit position. As such, the position is represented by the union, the Association of Disabled Service Employees (APDSEU). Membership to the APDSEU is optional; however, the APDSEU is certified to represent the positions within the bargaining unit at DCRC.

SUMMARY:

In coordination with the Program Manager of Systems Change Advocacy, the Systems Change Advocacy, Disability Community Disaster Management Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination, education, and implementation…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 5, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Employee will begin accruing vacation after 60 days of continuous work for DCRC and continue accruing vacation leave. Employee will also be eligible for health insurance and dental insurance on the first of the month after sixty (60) days of employment.

Employee will begin accruing vacation after 60 days of continuous work for DCRC and continue accruing vacation leave. Employee will also be eligible for health insurance and…

Level of Language Proficiency

·       Bilingual in Spanish or ASL.

·       Bilingual in Spanish or ASL.

Location

On-site
12901 Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the completed employment application forms as found at https://www.dcrc.co/about-us/jobs/ to marielle@dcrc.co.


Employment forms are located on our website at:

https://www.dcrc.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-DCRC-Employment-Application.pdf

https://www.dcrc.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-DCRC-Applicant-Data-Record.pdf

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the completed employment application forms as found at https://www.dcrc.co/about-us/jobs/ to marielle@dcrc.co…

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