Transportation Driver – Ref #2023-048

Transportation Driver – Ref #2023-048

Job Summary:

The Transportation Driver will be responsible for providing ground transportation of hostel clients and escorts from the First Nations communities approved by NIHB within an 8 km radius of Sioux Lookout. The Driver/Interpreter will provide general outreach and interpret for clients as well as perform routine maintenance and upkeep of the passenger vans.

Starting Salary Rate: $23.733 per hour

Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)

Applicants must possess:

  • Completed Secondary Education preferred but will consider life experience/skills related to this position.
  • Clean drivers abstract consideration will be given to minor convictions
  • Must have a valid G Class Ontario Driver’s License
  • Must have a sensitive, out-going and caring attitude in working with First Nations medical clients
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A defensive driving course would be a definite asset
  • Ability to speak in a First Nations dialect of the Sioux Lookout Zone (Ojibway, Cree and/or Oji-Cree) is a definite asset
  • Must be willing to take additional training as directed by the CSD Manager

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide transportation for First Nations medical clients and escorts by:

Provide safe and courteous driving services, drop off and pick up in front of all medical buildings;

Ensure that all passengers abide by safety laws (seat belts, child seats);

Ensure all passengers are courteous and respectful of their fellow passengers;

Working shift work and flexible shifts as required.

  • Provide general outreach and interpreting services for clients by:

Always provide proper and professional relations with clients;

Provide polite, out-going and attentive client supervision, assistance, support and advocacy as necessary;

Provide interpreting services as required.

  • Perform routine maintenance and upkeep of Client Services Department passenger vans by:

Provide safe and responsible operation of the department’s vehicles;

Submit daily reports of each vehicle’s maintenance log book entries, daily vehicle Circle Checks and mileage;

Submit daily reports of each vehicle’s client and mileage sheet used for statistical reporting;

Monitor and report number of deliveries with and without clients for statistical reporting;

Perform daily routine safety/Circle Checks of vehicles, including availability of safety equipment. While doing this all safety equipment must be worn. i.e. Safety vest;

Perform light, routine vehicle maintenance and cleaning as directed by procedures or by the Client Services Supervisor.

  • Pick up and deliver agency mail
  • Pick up trays and orange coolers and deliver to lab
  • Pick up packages from stores
  • Pick up and deliver medical instruments to and from hospital and appointment clinic
  • Fill up the van and fill out gas information at reception after every shift
  • Plug van in during winter months when necessary
  • Request supplies for van when needed
  • Write up and submit incident reports to appropriate departments
  • Participate and contribute to regular staff development activities and staff meetings
  • Work as a team member with co-workers, SLFNHA staff and other organizations
  • Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned

SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

Closing Date: Open till filled

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