Driver / Interpreter (Casual)

Deadline: Open
Location: Sioux Lookout, ONCommitment: Casual

The Driver/Interpreter 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.


  • Completed secondary education preferred but will consider life experience/skills related to this position
  • No more than 2 minor convictions
  • No serious or major convictions
  • Must be over 25 years old (for insurance purposes)
  • 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


  • 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