in Regional Municipality of Niagara, ON

Regional Municipality of Niagara, ON
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Competition Number: 10066
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Title: Driver
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Employment status: Casual (# of hours available is not guaranteed and based on operational need)
Salary band: Starting from $15.00/hr
The Canadian Red Cross (CRC), an iconic brand and one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet, is seeking a driver to join our the St. Catharines Branch team in the Niagara Region.
You have a passion for helping others, and want to work with other dedicated individuals? By applying, you are taking a big first step to be part of an exciting organization.
At the Canadian Red Cross, we are guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.
Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized people, and people with diverse gender identities and sexual orientations, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
We are looking for a driver. Within the Community Health & Wellness-Transportation department and under the direction of the Program Coordinator and Senior Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for providing eligible clients transportation to medical appointments, social outings, compassionate visits, shopping and day programs.
In this role, you will:
  • Operate the vehicle safely and report any vehicle and /or radio maintenance concerns/problems/needs to the Program Coordinator.
  • Ensure client satisfaction by diligently abiding to the policies and procedures reviewed during on-boarding process.
  • Conduct daily safety checks on vehicle(s) in accordance with pre-trip inspection guidelines and requirements and ensure the exterior and interior of vehicles are clean and presentable to clients and the public; clear vehicle of ice and snow as required.
  • Monitor and report any vehicle inventory supplies that should be replenished, such as first aid kit, gloves etc., as outlined in the pre-trip inspection requirements.
  • Take vehicle to scheduled repairs and maintenance appointments if required.
  • Observe routine practices when working with clients and others. Follow all procedures in report and document incidents, accidents and/or injuries.
  • Report any observed or potential occupational health and safety hazards for workers or clients to Program Coordinator or designate. Adheres to implemented strategies to support social justice and diversity in accordance with Society policies and procedures.
  • Help clients to get in or out of the vehicle including clients using mobility devices (i.e.: pushing/maneuvering wheelchairs, safely folding and stowing walkers during trip as needed and may be required to lift heavy equipment or supplies (up to 20kg).

What we are looking for:
  • A high school diploma is the minimum education requirement.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Province of Ontario, Class 'G" driver's license with no more than three demerit points.
  • Minimum of two years' driving experience.
  • Previous experience driving commercial vehicles, cube/cargo vans and working with seniors/elderly population are considered an asset.
  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties and able to work in adverse weather and road conditions; must be able to clear snow off top and around oversized van.
  • Ability to deal courteously with clients, public and staff.
  • Good reading and writing comprehension.
  • This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check, reference checks, satisfactory three-year Driver's Abstract, Vulnerable Sector Check, and First Aid certification (training required).

Working conditions:
  • Changes related to assigned client rides, working hours and work location are frequently made on short notice. The incumbent must be able to show flexibility to work non-traditional hours and to accept changes to their work schedule and location.
  • At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require, but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.
Salary Band:
Starting from $15.00/hr
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