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Para-Transit Driver (Go Bus Accessible Transit)

Location: Mount Pearl
Company: MV Transportation
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full time

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About MVT: MVT Canadian Bus, Inc. proudly operates the specialized transit service for the City of St. John's (Go Bus). The team at MVT is committed to being a company that makes a difference in people's lives by inspiring our employees, treating our customers as part of the family, and making our communities even better places to live.

Our Go Bus team is looking to hire Full-Time/Part-Time/Casual Para-Transit Drivers ($18.02-21.20/hr). Drivers are responsible for providing safe, reliable transportation and exceptional customer service.

During this unprecedented time, we are truly grateful to all of our dedicated MVT employees and those joining the MVT team in critical areas to provide essential transportation and support. With the impact of COVID-19 throughout our communities, the safety and well-being of our employees and the passengers we serve remains our #1 priority. MVT’s continued commitment includes providing personal protection for our drivers, daily/frequent sanitizing and cleaning of all our vehicles and facilities, Coronavirus Operations Response Plan (CORP) training, and keeping our employees and customers continually informed to ensure their safety.


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the essential functions of the Para-Transit Vehicle Operator position but rather a general description of some of the requirements necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position. The Para-Transit Vehicle Operator must be able to perform the following tasks, among others:

  • Conducts pre- and post-trip inspections to ensure proper operating condition of vehicle and on-board equipment
  • Prepares daily vehicle inspection reports detailing pre and post trip inspection results
  • Communicates vehicle defects both minor and major immediately to dispatch and/or maintenance personnel
  • Successfully performs scheduled manifest by picking up all clients on time and delivering them to their destinations safely and within a reasonable time frame
  • Ensures the safety of all passengers by use of appropriate on-board securements
  • Ensures safe and clean vehicle condition at the start and end of each shift
  • Communicates effectively with dispatch or central office personnel via two way radio, mobile data computer or other company provided technology
  • Adjusts to variables in normal working conditions, including adverse weather, traffic and construction, passenger problems, vehicle accidents and trip changes
  • Provides excellent customer service including assistance from door-to-door in boarding and deboarding, supplying information, and responding appropriately in the event of emergency
  • Employs all defensive driving techniques and safety policies to eliminate preventable and non-preventable accidents and passenger injuries
  • Reports all vehicle and passenger incidents immediately to dispatch and follow incident reporting procedures
  • Protects passengers and secures vehicle in the event of accident or injury and communicate effectively with dispatch and operations staff as directed by the accident and incident policy
  • Maintains a safe work area and a focus on safety to reduce the opportunity for injury to self or other employees
  • Diffuses difficult situations and maintains order onboard vehicle
  • Documents thoroughly the course of the day including odometer readings, times, and passenger information using mobile data computer or manifest depending on circumstance
  • Accurately collects and reconcile fares collected from customers
  • Maintains professional demeanor and appearance
  • Demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality in compliance with the company attendance policy
  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions: The Para-Transit Vehicle Operator works in a cutaway or other type vehicle on the road providing transportation and requires the following physical activities: Long periods of sitting, assisting passengers on and off vehicles, kneeling, bending, reaching overhead, loading and unloading passengers and bags, securing wheelchairs, pushing, pulling and the ability to lift 50 pounds.


Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Unrestricted Class 4 (or higher) Driver’s License permitting the transportation of up to 24 passengers
  • An acceptable Driving Record
  • Be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)
  • Previous professional driving experience preferred but not required
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities and/or senior citizen groups preferred but not required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language clearly
  • Knowledge of the Para-Transit service area
  • Ability to navigate the service area through the use of maps and/or on-board directional equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with passengers, passenger representatives and agency staff
  • Ability to remain calm and manage emergency situations and ensure the safety of all passengers and employees
  • Data entry experience and general knowledge of windows-based computer applications
  • Knowledge of client and service operating requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with all departments
  • Ability to safety operate company equipment including lifts and all other safety devices
  • Ability to work independently and objectively
  • Must deal politely and patiently with the public and have a pleasant personality
  • Must have an ability to develop and maintain a good working relationship with other staff
  • Must conduct ones’ self calmly and efficiently in a stressful situation
  • Ability to plan ahead and schedule work

Benefits of Working with MVT:

  • Challenging and rewarding work where you get to provide safe transport to members of the public
  • Ability to work independently in an unsupervised setting
  • A variety of work schedules (we operate 7 days a week)
  • Paid training
  • Company paid uniforms
  • Room for growth/advancement

How to Apply: Interested applicants please apply online: www.mvcareers.com. Note: Due to the high volume of applications received, MVT will only contact those applicants who have been shortlisted.

MVT is committed to equity in employment. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applications from women and men, people from racialized communities, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and aboriginal persons. Persons with disabilities who need accommodation in the application process, or those needing job postings in an alternative format, may contact Human Resources. For additional information about MVT, please visit www.mvtransit.com.

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