Driver - Frozen Meals on Wheels (RPT 0.4)

Other Healthcare / Client Support Roles Truro, Nova Scotia Permanent, Part Time (0.4 FTE) ReqID: 35156


Description

Position at VON Canada (Nova Scotia)

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Permanent, Part-Time (0.4 FTE)
Program Name: Transportation Program
Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 30 
Work Schedule: Days
Location: Colchester and East Hants Counties

Job Summary:

The Driver - VON's Frozen Meals on Wheels will be transporting meals from the office space to the client's home.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safe transportation of clients in an accessible vehicle as scheduled
  • Ensure any necessary certification is completed as directed
  • Maximize safety through daily maintenance of the driver’s primary vehicle and ensure all necessary certification is current
  • Complete vehicle log sheets regularly
  • Provide support to clients as needed, including carrying and safely securing clients’ equipment at pick up and drop off locations
  • Abides by all confidentiality and protection of personal information policies, regulations and practices and ensures appropriate safeguards are in place within their role
  • Abide by the VON Volunteer/Community Support Services Driving Agreement
  • Abides by all VON policies and work practices including any event and incident reports
  • All other duties as assigned and delivery of service according to schedules

External and Internal Relationships:

  • Regularly engage with and support clients in the process of meeting their transportation needs

Education, Designations and Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • A minimum of one year of experience working with seniors and adults with disabilities
  • Experience with, and physically capable of, handling vehicle restraints                                                                      

Skill Requirements:

  • Able to work with accessible equipment e.g. wheelchairs, motorized scooters, walkers, mechanical lifts and Q-straint tie down system.
  • Reliable, dependable, and flexible.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 35 pounds using appropriate lifting techniques.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to engage in physical activity as a regular component of the job.
  • Ability to speak French is an asset.

Other:

  • Must possess a valid driver’s permit and a clean driver’s abstract. The abstract must be obtained annually.
  • Must provide proof of required insurance coverage when using personal vehicle.
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of employment.
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or a Child Abuse Registry Check required.
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements.

VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at http://www.von.ca/en/accessibility for further details.

In accordance with the Employer’s policy, Mandatory Vaccination: COVID-19, it is required that all VON Canada Nova Scotia Branch, VON Canada Ontario Branch and VON Canada (National) employees, contractors, volunteers and students be fully vaccinated (subject only to legitimate established exemptions of a medical nature or where there is a valid human rights exception).

To facilitate this policy, all VON Canada employees, students, contractors and volunteers will be required to provide written attestation confirming that they are fully vaccinated and reasonable proof of vaccination status, inclusive of any government-issued documentation.