Transportation Driver

Sioux Lookout ON
1 week
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Job Summary:

The Transportation 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.

Starting Salary: $22.952 per hour

Who can apply:

Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)

Applicants must possess:

  • 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 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

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • 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
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