The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 – is seeking a Driver for our Community Health & Wellness Transportation program
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 who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.
Within the Community Health & Wellness-Transportation department, under the direction of the Program Coordinator and Senior Manager located at 557 Dixon Road, Toronto, a Driver is responsible for providing transportation to eligible clients for medical appointments, social outings, compassionate visits, shopping and day programs.
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$17.00–$20.10 an hour
Employee Working Location: Office/In-person (Etobicoke, Toronto, ON)
Employment status: Permanent full time
Salary Band: $17.00 – $20.10/hour
In this role, you will:
- Operate the vehicle safely and report any vehicle and /or radio maintenance concerns/problems/needs to the Program Coordinator.
- Driver must ensure client satisfaction by diligently abiding to the policy and procedures as reviewed in the on-boarding process.
- Conduct mandatory MTO regulated circle checks daily on vehicle(s) noting vehicle defects, topping up vehicle fluids (e.g. gas and windshield wiper fluids) in a timely manner.
- Ensure that the exterior and interior of vehicle is clean and presentable to clients and public.
- 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.
- Report any maintenance /repairs that may occur during the workday and may be required to take vehicle to scheduled repairs and maintenance appointments.
- Observe routine practices when working with clients and others. Follow 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 Program Coordinator or designate. Adheres to implemented strategies to support social justice and diversity in accordance with Society policies and procedures.
- Help clients to onboard/de-board the vehicle including those clients with mobility devices (example: pushing/maneuvering wheelchairs, folding walkers and safely stowing during trip as needed and may be required to lift heavy equipment or supplies (up to 50lbs).
What we are looking for:
- High school diploma is the minimum education requirement.
- A valid Province of Ontario, Class ‘G” Driver’s License with a minimum two years driving experience, experience driving commercial vehicles, cube/cargo vans are an asset.
- Good driving record (Clean CVOR/Driver’s abstract) and familiarity with locations of major city streets, able to use or learn technical devices for position.
- Must be familiar with requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations for the safe performance of his/her duties.
- Previous experience driving and working with elderly population are considered an asset.
- Must be physically capable of performing required duties (able to repeatedly lift up to 50lbs such as assistive medical devices) and able to work in all weather conditions.
- Ability to deal courteously with clients, public and staff as well as work independently.
- Demonstrated understanding of poverty and disability; knowledge of non-violent crisis intervention is an asset.
Ability to communicate in relation to their job duties (verbal and written communication skills, computer skills while m aintaining the strictest standard of confidentiality regarding any information.
- High tolerance for traffic congestion and possible adverse weather 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.
- Incumbents are required to work with individuals of differing cognitive and physical abilities. You occasionally
- may experience unpleasant physical environments and clients.
- Physical demands such as the ability to lift equipment weighing up to 50lbs (e.g. wheelchairs) is required on a regular basis; involves frequent bending and strength.
- Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time , we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
- If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening
- process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
- 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.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible – those who apply after the selection process has started may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.
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.