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Driver

Location: CAN - ON - Hamilton Branch
Empl./Engagement Status: Casual
Empl./Engagement Duration: Casual
Closing Date: posted until filled

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Description

 

Do you want to make a difference? Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking casual Drivers.

 

Within the Burlington and Hamilton branches Transportation department. The driver is responsible to drive clients safely to various appointments, cleans and maintains vehicles ensuring proper record keeping and reporting. Drivers will service Burlington, Hamilton, Flamborough and surrounding areas.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Utilizing the most expedient route, safely transports the elderly, disabled and/or physically/mentally limited clients (and their escorts, as required) from pick up point to various appointments and return

  • Provides rides up to 8 clients in a vehicle

  • Provides minimal assistance to clients to enter and exit the vehicles

  • Ensure safe arrive of clients utilizing wheel chairs by maneuvering/pushing chairs as needed

  • Operates a hydraulic wheel chair lift (where required) ensuring client safety through proper positioning and securing "tie downs"

  • Lifts wheelchairs and walkers in and out of the vehicle trunk for clients using such assistive devices

  • Ensures that the exterior and interior of vehicles clean and presentable to clients and the public. Conducts daily safety checks on vehicle(s), topping up vehicle fluids (e.g. gas and windshield wiper fluids) in a timely manner

  • Clear vehicle of ice and snow as required

  • Monitors and maintains vehicle supplies such as First Aid kit, gloves, etc.

  • Operates the vehicle safely and reports any vehicle and/or phone maintenance concerns/problems need to the program coordinators

  • Facilitates the maintenance/repairs by taking the vehicles to scheduled repairs and maintenance appointments 

  • Picks up and test drives vehicles after maintenance and/or repair work and reports any unresolved problems to the coordinator

  • Communicates quotes for additional vehicle report to senior staff

  • Observes routine practices when working with clients and others. Follows all procedures in reporting and documenting any incidents, accidents and/or injuries

  • Report any observed or potential occupational health and safety hazards for workers or clients to supervisor or designate. Adheres to implemented strategies to support social justice and diversity in accordance with Society policies and procedures

  • Follows all policies and procedures as required to maintain a healthy and safe working environment. Follow all applicable road and safety and vehicle operation laws, guidelines and practices

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

The minimum qualification for this position is a high school diploma with a minimum of two years' driving experience. Minimum class G Ontario Driver's License with no more than three demerit points is required. Skills, abilities and assets include:

  • Minimum class G Ontario drivers license
  • Excellent driving record with fewer than three (3) demerit points
  • Satisfactory Canadian Criminal record reference check which includes a vulnerable sector check
  • CPR and First Aid Training - will be provided
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good working knowledge of the city and surrounding area
  • Good defensive driving skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstance
  • Previous experience working with seniors is an asset
  • Ability to work with individuals of differing cognitive and physical abilities

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

The nature of this job is such that the incumbent faces daily pressures and stresses of driving in urban and rural areas in a variety of weather/road conditions. Changes related to assigned client rides, working hours and work location are frequently made on short notice. The incumbent is required to be flexible in working non-traditional hours and in accepting changes to their work schedule and location.

 

Physical demand required:

 

  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 lbs (e.g. wheelchair) is required.

  • Movement requiring frequent bending and strength.

  • Ability to clear snow off top and around extended size van requiring reaching overhead to remove snow.

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Please note that there is no relocation package for this position.

This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record, reference check, valid provincial driver’s license, and First Aid certification (training provided.) The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  We kindly ask not to send in duplicate copies of your resume. No phone calls please.

This position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.  While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.  We kindly ask not to send in duplicate copies of your resume. No phone calls please.

Interested parties may submit their application by applying on the Canadian Red Cross Online Career Website


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