Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Supervisor

Organization Details
Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Address: 400 Cooper Street, Suite 8000, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2H8
Ottawa ON  K2P 2H8
Organizational Description: The Canadian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. Our network is vast, but our approach is simple. All Red Cross programs and activities are guided by the Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Disaster Management Safety and Well-being (SWB) Supervisor.


The Disaster Management (DM) Safety and Wellbeing (S&W) Supervisor, under the direction of the S&W Manager, will work in collaboration with volunteers to provide safety and S&W services to beneficiaries as part of a team within the mandate of the Canadian Red Cross.

Specifically, this position will focus on:

Implementing S&W services and programs for beneficiaries
Building on the resiliency of the beneficiary population
Applying minimum standards and technical support
Communicating accurate information for knowledge sharing and referrals
Being prepared for the intensity and types of activities that may vary week by week according to the ongoing assessments and needs
Supervising S&W Responders as they support the implementation of S&W services and programs

Ability to solve complex problems

Strong organizational skills

Demonstrated experience in facilitation or leading group sessions

Strong presentation and communication skills

Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment

Strong customer service skills

Discrete, professional and mature

Able to work with limited resources

Able to be innovative and effective in problem solving

Able to listen to trauma, loss and grief

Capable of handling stress and change

Demonstrated skills in diplomacy, cultural awareness and practical approach

Strong cultural safety skills

Comfortable working independently

Ability to work with volunteers and youth

Ability to train, mentor and work with personnel
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
WORKING CONDITIONS The majority of the work Field based position. Difficult and demanding working conditions are expected including the following: Due to the dynamic nature of the refugee situation 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
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email:
Phone: 844-818-2155
Closing Date: Feb 26, 2019
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