Shannex Incorporated is a leading and innovative provider of senior’s accommodation, care and service in the Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario.
Shannex is an expanding organization that currently employs over 4,000 people. We are on an exciting path of continued growth that will offer outstanding living choices, improved services and exceptional careers.
Located in Downtown Halifax, Parkland at the Gardens and reporting to the Business Manager as part of the Front Office Team the Chauffer provides transportation and exceptional client services to the clients of Parkland.
The Chauffeur provides these services ensuring compliance with applicable local, provincial and federal safety regulations and traffic laws.
Key Duties & Responsibilities Include :
Acts as an ambassador for Parkland;
Transports clients to appointments or outings as per the transportation schedule;
Greets and meets all clients with a smile and an offer to assist;
Assists clients with unloading packages and opening doors;
Ensures clients are not kept waiting;
Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of respecting client’s rights, including : respecting others, maintaining confidentiality, promoting independence, respecting privacy, respecting the right to refuse services and involvement;
Communicates with the Health Services Department if there is a noted change in the medical status of the client e.g. increased confusion;
Provides assistance to clients as required with : entering and exiting the vehicle, mobility aides / devices e.g. canes, walkers;
carrying parcels or other items, opening doors and entering buildings;
Maintains contact with the Concierge regarding transportation pick-up and drop-off times, changes to schedule, etc.;
Ensures all clients travelling in any Parkland vehicle are safely belted and comply with the Shannex Safety Policies;
Maintains vehicles in peak operating condition and carries out all prescribed routine maintenance functions while maintaining accurate maintenance log records;
Schedules regular mechanical tune-up with authorized service shop;
Operates vehicle with due care to ensure timely, safe and consistent delivery.
Keep all vehicles used for client transportation services well maintained and clean at all times.
Performs general cleaning and upkeep duties for the vehicle(s);
Cleans off snow or debris from Parkland or client owned vehicles as required;
Utilizes vehicle and equipment in a responsible way e.g. adheres to traffic rules and laws.
Completing all duties in a way which is consistent with Shannex’s Philosophy of Service : Your life. Your choice. Your Home.
Requirements Include :
High School diploma or equivalent education completed;
Current Standard First Aid & CPR Certification;
Knowledge of the federal, provincial and municipal safety and traffic laws and regulations;
Superior customer service skills;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to work a schedule of flexible hours / shifts inclusive of days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Supplemental Qualifications considered an asset :
Previous experience as a driver / chauffeur is an asset;
Bilingualism in French / English;
Previous experience in working with seniors or in a seniors living environment;
Great People Striving for Great Things is one of the pillars of our Strategic Plan. Shannex is committed to offering the best environment for employees where everyone takes pride in their work and in the organization.
Our staff are committed to service excellence and are supported with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
We are building a culture that supports the balance between work and personal life. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits plan.
We offer a comprehensive compensation, attractive benefit plan, corporate discount program, free on-site parking, and flexible schedule.
If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career and make your mark in a rapidly growing organization, please apply by August 5th, 2020.
All applications will be kept in strict confidentiality