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Van Driver

Boyle Street Community Services

This is a Part-time position in Edmonton posted November 21, 2020.

REPORTS TO: Program Manager

SALARY: $19.94/hour

HOURS: 4 hours/evening working 3 or 4 evenings per week including weekends

JOB ID: 20-094BSCS

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients.  If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: https://www.boylestreet.org/mission-history, please consider joining our team.

There are 2 temporary positions until March 31, 2021.

Job Purpose:

The Van Driver is responsible for driving the Streetworks (needle exchange) van along with a regular Streetworks staff member as a passenger.  Adherence to COVID infection protocols is critical.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collect the van from its parking place, and with regular staff, deliver harm reduction supplies to clients who phone or flag down the vehicle.
  • Ensure van is secure and keys/clicker safely stored
  • Ensure the van has gas and oil as needed. Keep the van clean and stocked
  • General maintenance of the vehicle
  • Report issues with the vehicle
  • Contribute to statistics collection

Qualifications:

Education: Completion of Grade 12

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Must have excellent boundaries
  • Mental resiliency is key. Ability to maintain calmness and a “cool head” in an emergency
  • Able to work non-judgmentally with people who may be using substances within a Harm Reduction framework
  • Knowledge, experience or willingness to learn of substance use and culture, overdose prevention, sex trade, STIs and blood borne pathogens, and inner city lifestyles
  • Demonstrate interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm and non-judgmental attitude

Experience and other requirements:

  • Required to have current BCLS certification
  • Valid Class 5 Non GDL Driver’s license
  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Location of work: Based at the Community Centre (10116 105 Ave NW) and in the community

Closing Date: November 27, 2020

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

Clients, staff and partners are vital members of the Boyle Street team, so we place emphasis on making sure that we address each other correctly. Pronouns are an important part of how we speak about people.

Pronouns might be:

She/Her/Hers

He/Him/His

They/Them/Theirs

And other pronouns that help individuals to express themselves

At Boyle Street, we use pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures, and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding a professional home with us.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 20-094BSCS Van Driver in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position and why you are suitable for the position.