Community and Protective Services
Full Time/ One Year Term
Comp # CS-21-46
$20.31- $24.98 hourly
The City of Wetaskiwin is looking for an individual that can deliver a high level of customer service to the local community through transit services. If you value providing safe, courteous and on schedule transportation to clients this job is for you!
Reporting to the Recreation Coordinator, the Transit Driver’s role is to safely transport clients from their requested pick-up sites to their requested destinations. When necessary, it is expected that the driver will assist clients in entering and exiting the vehicle, as well as escort clients from and to the doors of their residential units or destinations should the need arise. Time (and Driver’s health) permitting, to assist clients by carrying no more than one (1) load of groceries/parcels, total weight not to exceed fifteen (15) pounds (6.8 kilograms).
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Ensure clients are safely seated/secured as well as any transportation assist devices such as walkers.
- To ensure that the vehicle they are assigned for the day is safe to operate for the driver, the clients, and other people on the road (drivers and pedestrians). This includes ensuring steps are clear of clutter, free of ice etc.
- To properly operate the Handi-van they are driving. This includes all installed equipment such as the motorized wheelchair lift.
- To faithfully obey the motor vehicles rules and regulations of the Province of Alberta as well as all municipalities a Handi-Van may be driving in/through.
- Properly operate the Handi-van they are driving. This includes all installed equipment such as the motorized wheelchair lift.
- To properly and accurately fill out all records sheets (i.e. trip/vehicle mileage, passengers driven, daily vehicle checklists…).
- To report any vehicle maintenance concerns to the Recreation Coordinator.
- To report any incidents (to a client, to a vehicle, to themselves), be they major or minor, to the Recreation Coordinator as soon as it is safe to do so.
- To complete a written report/incident report form within twenty-four (24) hours of any incident and to submit this to the Recreation Coordinator.
- To ensure that any client or caregiver witnessing an incident or involved in an incident submits a written report/incident report form to the Recreation Coordinator within seventy-two (72) hours of any incident.
- To ensure the vehicle (interior and exterior) is kept clean at all times.
- All Drivers are expected to abide by the motor vehicle laws and regulations of the Province of Alberta as well as the municipalities a Handi-Van may be driving in/through and, as such, will be personally responsible for any tickets or fines incurred while operating a Handi-Van for the City of Wetaskiwin. Under no circumstances will the City of Wetaskiwin pay for any ticket incurred by a driver.
Education and Work Experience
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Completion of Grade 12 is preferred but will accept a minimum of Grade 10.
- Previous experience with seniors and special needs individuals is an asset.
- Previous experience driving public transportation is an asset.
- Must have current certification for Emergency First Aid
- Must possess a valid Alberta Class Four, Two, or One Driver’s License, with a minimum one (1) years’ experience utilizing
- Must provide a police record check and vulnerable sectors check.
- Must undergo driver’s abstract review at the onset of employment and every 6 months to the satisfaction of the City.
- Must possess excellent driving skills and habits.
- Ability to read maps, navigate, and follow directions.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to work under minimal supervision.
- Physical Demands:
- Ability to lift up to fifteen (15) pounds (6.8 kilograms).
- Ability to sit for long periods of time.
- Ability to walk, stand, crouch, squat, kneel.
- Ability to grip, push (wheelchairs) and reach.
- Ability to twist at the neck and above the waste.
- Visual acuity
- Cognitive/Psychological Demands:
- Ability to always maintain a high level of focus and attention. Ability to divide attention.
- Ability to problem solve.
- Ability to remember routes and stops.
- Ability to read signs.
- Ability to work with individuals with varying degrees of cognition and physical abilities.
Successful candidates will need to be double vaccinated or provide a negative rapid COVID19 test result. The City is providing testing kits at this time, however this is based on supply. If testing kits cannot be procured as long as required, employee’s will be responsible to get rapid tested on their own time and at their own expense.
The City of Wetaskiwin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
The personal information submitted pursuant to this advertisement will be utilized for this Employment Opportunity only and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Nov 05, 2021
Closing Date: Nov 15, 2021