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TRANSPORTATION VOLUNTEER DRIVER (TIMMINS, KAPUSKASING, MOONBEAM, SMOOTH ROCK FALLS)


  • WHERE
    Ottawa, ON
  • WHEN
    June 13, 2019

DESCRIPTION

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 volunteer driver for the transportation program. Reporting to the Transportation Lead, Community Health & Wellness Coordinator and Transportation Scheduler, the driver will be responsible for transporting/transitioning patients from the hospital to their homes, including stops at grocery stores and home locations to appointments along with a Transitional Care Worker. The Transportation Volunteer Driver will provide Transportation services to and from various appointments for seniors and individuals with physical mobility difficulties who are unable to use public transportation.

Key Responsibilities

Follow policies and procedures as indicated in the Driver’s Guidelines
Inspect Canadian Red Cross vehicles for any damage and report to staff (if applicable)
Safely and promptly transport clients to and from appointments
Assists clients to and from vehicle and buildings
Maintain client confidentiality
Complete duty sheets and mileage reports
Abide by all policies, procedures and practices ensuring the safety of all concerned; including securement of mobility aids, circle checks
Drive clients to designated destinations based on pre-scheduled routes, ensuring their safe and punctual arrival
Operate Driver Mate to access ride/route schedule or paper ride manifest, complete mileage reports, accident/incident reports
Perform pre-trip inspection of vehicle before driving and report defects to the Program Coordinator
Follow all policies and procedures as required to maintain a healthy and safe working environment
Ensure that the exterior and interior of vehicles are clean and presentable to clients and the public
Perform safety and security checks of clients and report any concerns of deteriorating health and/or other needs to the Program Coordinator

Qualifications

Valid G class license
Vulnerable Sector Check and a driver abstract is required
21 years of age or older
2 years driving experience with a valid G Ontario Drivers License
Less than 3 demerit points on drivers record
This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record check

Abilities and Skills

2 years driving experience
Customer service skills
Interpersonal skills
Written and oral communication skills

Assets

First Aid Certification
Bilingualism – not an asset
Willingness to occasionally travel out of town

Working Conditions
Hours are based on client needs, and is a on-call position
The majority of the work is performed transporting clients, with some training hours required in office before you start
Ability to travel distances throughout district transporting clients
Six-month commitment
Minimum 1 day, 8 hours per week – Monday to Friday
Drivers are asked to commit to a designated day of the week, and two days notification is required for driver cancellations excluding medical emergencies or sicks

Who You'll be Assisting

Canadian Red Cross - Volunteer Resource Services

Our Mission: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

Our Network: The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Our Vision: The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Our Values: Our actions and decisions will be based upon: humanitarian values, as expressed in our Fundamental Principles; respect, dignity and care for one another within and outside of Red Cross, and integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and transparency.


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Who You'll be Assisting

Canadian Red Cross - Volunteer Resource Services

Our Mission: The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

Our Network: The Canadian Red Cross Society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Our Vision: The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need.

Our Values: Our actions and decisions will be based upon: humanitarian values, as expressed in our Fundamental Principles; respect, dignity and care for one another within and outside of Red Cross, and integrity, accountability, effectiveness, and transparency.