Job Title:

Passenger Vehicle Driver

Reports to:

Dispatch, Fleet Lead Coordinator, Communications Manager and Executive Director

Job Overview:

This position is the face of our organization, transporting passengers to and from their homes to destinations throughout Nova Scotia. For this position, you will drive one of our vehicles – either a wheelchair accessible van or a car, depending on the needs of our passengers.

You are a friendly, community-minded person that enjoys helping others and spending time behind the wheel. You will be scheduled to pick up passengers, take them to medical appointments, classes, workplaces or personal destinations and help make our community more accessible to people facing transportation barriers. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drive safely at all times
  • Obey all traffic rules and laws
  • Ensure that passengers are seated properly, wearing a seat belt and wheelchairs/scooters are secured at all times
  • Receive schedule details from Dispatch by email and phone
  • Transport passengers to pre-determined locations as scheduled by Dispatch
  • Inform Dispatch of any changes to ability to drive passengers
  • Inform Dispatch immediately of any concerns or special needs of a passenger
  • Ensure confidentiality in all interactions with passengers
  • Keep the assigned vehicle clean, inside and out
  • Record mileage and submit completed record forms to Dispatch for reimbursement
  • Immediately report incidents, accidents or concerns to Dispatch
  • Inform Dispatch of any changes in address or phone numbers

 

Qualifications:

  • Valid Class 4 driver’s license (or willing to get one)
  • At least 7 years of driving experience
  • Clear driving record with Driver’s Abstract obtained from Access Nova Scotia
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Registry checks
  • WHMIS and First Aid training is considered an asset
  • No health conditions that may impair ability to drive safely (vision, hearing, perception, reflexes, certain medications, etc.)
  • Able to relate to people: patient and empathetic with good listening and communication skills
  • Be punctual and dependable in picking up the passenger at the scheduled time
  • Dress appropriately, wearing East Hants Community Rider branded clothing
  • Attend required training/orientation courses and team meetings, as required
  • Access to a cell phone and the internet

 

Hours of Work:

  • Hours can range from 25 to 35 hours per week for passenger vehicle drivers, depending on passenger volumes. Some early morning, evenings and weekend work is required.

 

Please forward your resumé and cover letter to [email protected]

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

For more information about our services, please visit our website at communityrider.ruralrides.ca