Drivers

"A rewarding career in caring starts here"

Posting Date: September 25th, 2017

Closing Date: October 6th, 2017

Position(s): Casual

Location: Ottawa Area

Do you have driving experience and a passion for working with seniors and/or persons with disabilities?  You can help Carefor in our goal of providing the best health and community services to our clients!   We have paid positions available.

 

 The Organization:

 

 Carefor Health & Community Services is a not-for-profit, charitable health care organization offering a wide variety of services in the greater Ottawa area. With over 750 staff and 300 volunteers, our skilled team members work closely with clients, caregivers and a multidisciplinary health care team to deliver quality and innovative support services.

 

Summary of Function

Under the supervision of the Community Support Services Manager, the Driver operates a passenger van to transport clients safely and efficiently to non-urgent medical appointments and Adult Day Programs. 

 

Qualifications

  • Secondary school education preferred
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license, Class G or higher in the province of Ontario (not graduated license)
  • No known health conditions that may impair driving safety
  • Must be at least 25 years of age for insurance purposes

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years driving experience with a clean driving record
  • Experience working with seniors and/or persons with disabilities is an asset

Skills

  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written)
  • Knowledge of geographical area – Renfrew County and Ottawa is an asset
  • Travel to rural areas
  • Ability to take direction well, and work independently
  • Learn and use a GPS
  • Evaluate situations and use policies and procedures as guidelines
  • Ability and available to work flexible hours including shift work, days, evening, weekends
  • Adjust to changing procedures and schedules
  • Ability to move and/or lift wheelchairs, walkers or other mechanical aids on a frequent basis
  • Physically provide support to frail clients

Responsibilities

  •  Pick up at specified location, at designated time and transport to their destination on time.
  • Guide or assist client to get in and out of the vehicle
  • Escort clients as required from door to door and if necessary ensure the appropriate person at the destination is aware of the client’s arrival.
  • Load mechanical aids, handling equipment safely and carefully to prevent damage.  Ensue aids or other items are secured in the vehicle
  • Collects fees as directed by management.
  • Reports any incident or concern regarding client to manager, e.g. changes in condition, increasing frailty, confusion or forgetfulness
  • Carries out Daily Inspection and records.
  • Does not operate the vehicle if safety features on the vehicle are not operating properly e.g. brake lights, turn signals, back up signal.
  • Record on the Daily Inspection sheet and reports any mechanical deficiencies e.g. improperly operating signal lights, low tires, unusual sounds.
  • Keep interior and exterior of vehicle clean – daily removing garbage and other items; weekly thorough cleaning of interior and exterior (weather permitting).
  • May be assigned to take vehicle to the service center for maintenance.
  • May be required to carry out minor maintenance such as changing windshield wipers, air in tires.
  • Keeps the vehicle at least ¾ full of fuel at all times
  • Accurately completes records of drives, mileage, fares, and time as required by Carefor
  • Attend in-service or department meetings as scheduled
  • Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
  • Reports the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which he/she is aware and which may endanger him/herself or another worker
  • Reports any violations of the Health and Safety Act or the regulations, or the existence of any hazard
  • Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation, and Carefor policies and procedures for workplace injuries and incidents

**The successful candidate will be prepared to commence employment as soon as possible.

 

 

Candidates must demonstrate the following characteristicsEffective Communication, Accountability, Client/Customer Focus, Teamwork, Quality Improvement, Adaptability to Change, and Caring/Respect

Carefor is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity. Please note that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.  If you have special needs and require accommodation measures for the selection process, please notify the Carefor Human Resources Advisor at that time.

Eligible candidates should submit a resume clearly outlining their ability to fulfil all position requirements by mail, fax or email:  

Sherrie Haskin – Human Resources Advisor

Shaskin@Carefor.ca

Carefor Health & Community Services

425 Cecelia St. Pembroke, ON K8A 1S7

Fax: (613) 732-2415

Applications must be received before 4:00pm on October 6th, 2017. 

 

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