Part Time

Casual VAN DRIVER - Seniors Unit

Jewish Family Services 2255 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON

Position Summary
JFS is looking for a casual van driver to provide transportation to medical appointments and day programs for seniors, using a five-passenger minivan on a as needed basis. The seniors are clients of Jewish Family Services (JFS), South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre (SEO), Abbotsford Senior Centre (Glebe Centre) and The Good Companions.

Knowledge, Ability and Qualifications
• Must be familiar with transportation regulations and by-laws.
• Clear, current driver abstract
• Police Record Check required
• Valid driver’s license and proof of adequate insurance coverage
• Responsible, reliable, punctual, courteous, and safe driver
• Excellent communication skills, patient, reliable
• Verbal fluency in English

Experience
• Experience working with senior citizens and sensitive to the special needs of seniors and adults with a physical disability.
• Experience in transporting small groups of people
• First Aid and CPR are an asset
• Understand the importance of client confidentiality
• A second language, ideally French, is an asset

About Jewish Family Services (JFS)
Through Jewish traditions, values and culture, Jewish Family Services of Ottawa’s vision is to build a community where people can learn to care for themselves and each other with dignity, respect and compassion. And in the spirit of “Tikkun Olam”, our mission is to strengthen Jewish Communal life and to strengthen individual, family and communal life in the greater Ottawa community.

Jewish Family Services of Ottawa supports equal opportunity employment. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Right Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the interview or selection process known in advance by contacting Jewish Family Services.

Qualifications: 3-5 years of experience.