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Are you a Member of Clergy? A Chaplin? and want to Provide Spiritual Support? - Join our Spiritual Care Team!

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Purpose: The Disaster Spiritual Care worker provides disaster spiritual care support to individuals and families who have been

impacted by a disaster.


Responsibilities:

1. Assist disaster clients to utilize their own spiritual resources, values and faith in the midst of crisis,

regardless of one's faith tradition.

2. Participate in local responses, such as providing support to a family who has experienced a house

fire.

3. Be involved in preparedness efforts, such as the Home Fire Campaign or community disaster

education.

4. Assist the chapter in developing partnerships with local faith-based organizations.

5. Facilitate long-term recovery for clients by providing spiritual and emotional support, and connection

to local resources.

6. Be available for staff who request spiritual care support.

7. Support other disaster responders before, during and after disaster response using staff mental

health strategies.

Qualifications: Basic qualifications:

A disaster spiritual care provider from a National VOAD member organization; OR

A professional or Board-certified chaplain; OR

An endorsed leader in a local faith community

See Disaster Spiritual Care Standards and Procedures for more information regarding application process.

Development Opp: Disaster Spiritual Care Chapter Coordinator

Training:

Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview

Disaster Spiritual Care Fundamentals

Psychological First Aid

Disaster Action Team Fundamentals

Shelter Fundamentals (recommended)

CPR/First Aid (recommended)

Casework and Recovery Planning Fundamentals (recommended)


Purpose: The Disaster Spiritual Care worker provides disaster spiritual care support to individuals and families who have been

impacted by a disaster.


Responsibilities:

1. Assist disaster clients to utilize their own spiritual…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
Erie, PA, USA

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