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Psychosocial Support Delegate – (Anticipatory Recruitment)

Canadian Red Cross

This is a Contract position in Red Deer, AB posted July 3, 2021.

Do you want to make a difference?

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network.

The Canadian Red Cross Society (CRCS) is a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world.

The Canadian Red Cross
– International Operations is seeking experienced Psychosocial Support Delegates to join our Emergency Response Unit (ERU) delegate register When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, rather you are applying for a position on the ERU register, to be called upon for future emergency deployments, as and when the need for your professional skillset is required.

As opportunities become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Background : An ERU is composed of trained personnel (whom we call delegates ) and state-of-the-art equipment ready to deploy at short notice nationally or internationally, to some of the most remote regions of the world, providing medical and healthcare aid to anyone affected by disasters and emergencies.

ERUs may augment, or temporarily replace damaged or inaccessible local infrastructure with logistical, communication, administrative, clean water and sanitation support.

This opportunity means that if your selected to be part of the ERU Psychosocial Support register, your application will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and should you meet the role qualifications, we will contact you accordingly once there is a direct requirement for your profile and start you on the path of deploying with us as a delegate To deploy with us on national or international missions as an ERU Psychosocial Support Delegate, you must have: Relevant professional background with knowledge and/or experience in providing psychosocial support: counsellor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist, teaching or pedagogical professional, health or public health professional, anthropologist or other related professional (social sciences) Experience in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) activities for at least 1 year 2 years of experience including one-year cumulative international experience and/or experience with indigenous communities, remote, refugees, or cultures other than your own Previous international experience in a humanitarian-related context Fluency in English Availability to deploy on short notice-48-72 hours and on unaccompanied missions of 4-6 weeks Excellent physical & mental health with the ability to complete and maintain a thorough medical screening and receive medical clearance prior to departure in the field Completion of mandatory online courses and in-person training as required upon selection and onboarding Successful completion of Vulnerable Sector criminal record and professional reference checks You will stand out if you have: Fluency in additional languages (French, Spanish, Arabic & Mandarin are major assets) Experience working in an emergency context Experience living/working in hardship and/or low-resource environments International driving license OR experience driving standard transmission First Aid/CPR certification Previous experience working/volunteering with the Red Cross or Red Crescent Movement Preferred professional qualification and license in Canada as a counsellor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist Experience in implementing psychosocial interventions Skills in training, facilitation, coaching and development of staff and volunteers What we offer our delegates: Competitive pay and benefits package Travel, accommodation, medical & insurance coverage when deploying Pre-deployment and recurring training programs and professional development events in Canada and abroad And much more See the list here: Want to foresee how you will make a difference?

Visit our following websites below to get a glimpse of what we do, aspire to be one of our many current delegates, locate where we deploy, and much more The Canadian Red Cross is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome applications from all applicants particularly Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values.

Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process.