Groceries Delivery Driver / SEED Assistant


Job Title:

Groceries Delivery Driver / SEED Assistant

Company:

The SEED

Company Description:

PROGRAM AREA: Community Health - The SEED DURATION: 8 weeks, start date ASAP HOURS/WEEK: 35 hours/week Our Vision A community without barriers to health and wellbeing. Our Mission We reduce health inequities by providing inter-professional primary health services and community programs, focused on our priority populations, in collaboration with community partners. Our Values Innovation, Accountability, Person-Centred, Health Promotion, Excellence, Sustainability, Accessibility About The SEED The SEED is a community food project of the Guelph Community Health Centre. About 16% of households in Guelph are food insecure (Guelph Wellbeing study, 2014). The SEED's goal is to change that by offering programs and services that tackle the root causes of poverty. We are supported by hundreds of amazing community members and by many partner organizations. The SEED delivers community programs that address the causes and effects of food insecurity. Our vision: A community where everyone has access to nutritious food. About this job opportunity This job involves a lot of different tasks, so it suits someone who likes to do new things and is adaptable to changing schedules. You will primarily be part of a team that delivers groceries to community members participating in the Groceries From The SEED social enterprise - www.theseedguelph.ca/groceries. You will also assist with additional aspects of The SEED's work as needed.


Job Type:

Summer

Close to Public Transit:

No


Start Date:

ASAP


Duties:

The job includes: • Working in The SEED's Community Food Warehouse • Operating The SEED's cargo vans to deliver groceries directly to homes within Guelph and Wellington County, or support volunteer drivers • Interacting with customers in a friendly and professional manner • Following all Covid-safe requirements • Supporting the pack line team including helping with set up, tear down, and/or packing grocery boxes • Assisting with additional programs from The SEED as needed (Upcycle Kitchen, Shelldale Community Centre, and Good Food Distribution) • Regular communication with the Home Delivery Lead and customer service team for ongoing customer information updates • Ensuring warehouse food and equipment are organized The Delivery Driver will be fully trained and supported by skilled and experienced supervisors. In order to thrive in this job, the successful applicant will need to be strong in the qualities listed in the "Job requirements and expectations" section below. Benefits to the community (how this job aligns with The SEED's mission): • Increased capacity to distribute high quality food to food insecure community members • Increased health for community members receiving food

Skills:

Job requirements and expectations: • G-Class Driver's License • Comfortable driving cargo vehicles filled with deliveries in all reasonable weather conditions • Kind and patient - excellent customer service • Able to work Monday to Friday during the day, including the possibility of evening work a few times per week • This position also requires a high degree of self-direction, supported problem solving, and a positive "can-do" attitude • A basic level of physical fitness and ability to handle working outdoors in varied conditions - able to lift 40 lbs. regularly and deliver food to upper-level units without elevators • Willing to complete a criminal background check • Committed to the Mission, Vision and Values of the Guelph CHC • Ready to maintain an organized and safe workspace • Able to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public • Able to work with diverse groups and populations • Communicate openly and respectfully with others • Punctual and ready to work selected hours • Committed to working safely and efficiently

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at www.guelphchc.ca/jobs/ and apply using the online application tool. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Notes:

Eligibility requirements This position is partially funded by the Canada Summer Jobs fund. In order to be considered for this job you must: • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment contract; • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and, • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.