Job title: Driver Client/Meal Transportation (RPT 0.4)

Company: VON Canada

Job description: Other Healthcare / Client Support Roles Truro, Nova Scotia Elmsdale, Nova Scotia Permanent, Part Time (0.4 FTE) ReqID: 38794


Material Handler - day shift

Position at VON Canada (Nova Scotia)

Requisition Details:

Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time (0.4 FTE)

Program Name: Transportation

Number of Hours Bi-Weekly: 30

Work Schedule: Days

On Call: No

Area of work: Colchester East Hants County

Job Summary:

The Driver, Client/Meal Transportation provides regular assistance to clients by transporting them from their homes to designated facilitates or by providing nutritional meals through our Meals on Wheel program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safe delivery of meals to clients as part of the Meals on Wheels program.
  • Ensure the safe transportation of clients in an accessible vehicle as scheduled.
  • Ensure any necessary certification is completed as directed.
  • Maximize safety through daily maintenance of the driver’s primary vehicle and ensure all necessary certification is current.
  • Complete vehicle log sheets regularly.
  • Provide support to clients as needed, including carrying and safely securing clients’ equipment at pick up and drop off locations.
  • Abides by all confidentiality and protection of personal information policies, regulations and practices and ensures appropriate safeguards are in place within their role.
  • Abide by the VON Volunteer/Community Support Services Driving Agreement.
  • Abides by all VON policies and work practices including any event and incident reports.
  • All other duties as assigned and delivery of service according to schedules.

Common Responsibilities:

  • Promotes the goals and values of VON and their role as an integrated community care provider.
  • Promotes a safe and healthy workplace ensuring workplace conduct and activities are in accordance with the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and compliant with the VON Safety Management System, including all Policies, Safe Work Practices and Procedures.
  • Abides by all VON policies and work practices.
  • Abides by all confidentiality and protection of personal information policies, regulations and practices and ensures appropriate safeguards are in place within their role.
  • Works in collaboration with other staff in a team approach to service delivery.

External and Internal Relationships:

  • Regularly engage with and support clients in the process of meeting their transportation needs

Education, Designations and Experience:

  • High school diploma
  • A minimum of one year of experience working with seniors and adults with disabilities
  • Experience with, and physically capable of, handling vehicle restraints

Skill Requirements:

  • Able to work with accessible equipment e.g. wheelchairs, motorized scooters, walkers, mechanical lifts and Q-straint tie down system.
  • Reliable, dependable, and flexible.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 35 pounds using appropriate lifting techniques.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to engage in physical activity as a regular component of the job.
  • Ability to speak French is an asset.


  • Must possess a valid driver’s permit and a clean driver’s abstract. The abstract must be obtained annually.
  • Must provide proof of required insurance coverage when using personal vehicle.
  • A current and original copy of a satisfactory Criminal Records Check is required upon the start of employment.
  • A Vulnerable Sector Search and/or a Child Abuse Registry Check required.
  • The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail; Lift and carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch using good body mechanics; Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Hand movements.

VON Canada is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities and to providing accessibility accommodations for candidates who require them. If you are in need of accessibility support, please visit our website at for further details.

VON Canada is committed to embracing and celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI) as fundamental to living out our values of Respect, Compassion, and Excellence in all that we do.

Location: Nova Scotia

Job date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 22:45:22 GMT