Volunteer Transportation Driver

Opportunity ID: 2460

Organization Details
Organization Name: St.Amant
Address: 440 River Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 3Z9
Website: http://www.stamant.ca
Organizational Description: St.Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.

We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St.Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St.Amant Research Centre, the St.Amant School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.

We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year. We are also a member of the Catholic Health Network.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: ***If you need this position description in an alternative format, please contact us at 204.258.7048***

The Volunteer Transportation Driver is responsible for directly driving individuals supported, staff and volunteers on recreational activities. Drivers must ensure all passengers are provided with safe transport. Drivers must follow their driving schedules, maintain regular communication with a Unit Supervisor, report vehicle maintenance issues to staff working, who will report to Property and Vehicles, and participate in regular training sessions. Drivers will abide by the policies and procedures of St.Amant. Drivers are responsible for acting in a way that will not put him/herself or others at risk.

We have found a benchmark of Level 7 or higher works well for our volunteer placements in reading; writing; listening and speaking. If a successful match is made between your skills and abilities, Volunteer Services will offer you a volunteer position. If you decide to accept the offer, we will discuss a start date with you after completing the orientation; completion of references checks and screening.

All volunteer placements are done through the volunteer office including reassignments. Volunteering is an exciting and challenging experience. Volunteers are highly valued members of the St.Amant team and contribute to each program area.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable the safety of the individuals with disabilities through transportation. While performing the duties of this job, the volunteer may be required to walk, sit, stand for long periods of time, stoop, kneel, lift, and carry. The ability to write clearly and legibly may be required. Must be able to secure seatbelts and comfortable pumping gas.

St.Amant welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


If you're a first-time volunteer or just new to St.Amant's volunteer system, you may have some questions. And we have answers! http://stamant.ca/volunteering/volunteer-faq/

Thank you for your interest in offering your time, energy, and expertise to St.Amant! All adult volunteers will need a Criminal Record Check; once 100 volunteer hours have been completed with us you will receive a full refund on your Criminal Record Check. Adult and Child Abuse Registry Check will be done at St.Amant for no charge to the volunteer. (We do not offer reimbursement for those who are placed in our volunteer program and have done the CRC, CAR & AAR on their own).
Skills Required: -Minimum 25 years old; shows good level of maturity
-Valid Drivers' License Class 4
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Outgoing, enthusiastic and creative
-Must show responsibility in meeting commitment and being reliable
-Reliable, flexible, and able to deal with city traffic and multiple trips in a relaxed but efficient manner
-Strong attention to detail and the ability to work closely and constructively with others
-Flexible to change
-Acceptable Criminal Record, Adult Abuse Registry and Child Abuse Registry Checks
-Acceptable reference checks
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -Report to the assigned Unit Nursing Station to gather instructions for pick-up/drop off times and locations
-Drive St.Amant's vehicle to transport individuals as directed by unit staff
-Ensure that all passengers have seat belts and/or wheel chair safety belts on during the duration of travel (St.Amant staff are responsible for all safety belts to be put on and used)
-Responsible for gasoline fill-up
-Complete vehicle check before and after volunteer shift responsible for the upkeep and safety of the vehicle Provide volunteer services with as much notice as possible when unable to provide scheduled ride.
-Reporting any incidences and emergencies immediately
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Total hours: 4-6 hours weekly Term Duration: Ongoing Number of positions open: 4 Start Date: ASAP Anticipated Shift: Flexible hours; to be determined by the volunteer and program area
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are carrying out of court ordered community service
Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@stamant.ca
Online: https://stamant.ca/volunteering/apply/
Closing Date: Jul 1, 2019
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