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The Opportunity: Casual Diver 0 FTE or 0 hours bi-weekly in Winchester, ON

Posting Date: July , 2024

Under the supervision of the Community Support Services Manager, the Driver operates a passenger van to transport clients safely and efficiently. Ensure clients are picked up and dropped off to attend their appointments as scheduled and assists clients as necessary. Interacts and communicates effectively with clients, customers, coworkers, physicians, public, volunteers, and other organizations.

Please Note: This position requires the incumbent to have a vehicle to travel between client homes.

Who we are: Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,600 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Please visit https://www.careforconnect.ca for more information.
Job Description
  • What You Will Do:
    •  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
  • 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 sit for long periods of time
    • Ability to move and/or lift wheelchairs, walkers or other mechanical aids on a frequent basis
    • Physically provide support to frail clients
  • What can we offer you?
    • $19.67 per hour
    • A clean and safe vehicle is supplied for shifts
    • Employee assistance program

About us:

Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,600 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Carefor has been providing service in Ottawa for over 123 years.

Carefor will only provide employment to those who can provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to Human Rights exemption.

Carefor is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please let us know in your application if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.

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