Canadian Red Cross (Technician Assistant – Health Equipment Loan Program)

Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Opportunity Title: Technician Assistant – Health Equipment Loan Program
Category: Other Positions
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 2, 2024
End Date: June 30, 2027

Email: communityhelpns@redcross.ca
Website: http://www.redcross.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

The Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) offers mobility, independence and safety to people recovering from illness or surgery or wishing to spend their final days in their own homes. The HELP Technician cleans and maintains returned/used equipment, delivers and installs HELP basic and advanced equipment to clients at various locations in Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. You will enjoy: Culture:  an organization that is guided by our fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality Flexibility: a schedule that is flexible and fits into your life, vacation plans and family commitments. Meaningful Work:  you will be helping people recovering from illness and surgery and those wishing to stay in their home longer. Key Responsibilities – carried out under the supervision of a staff technician Cleans and disinfects health equipment, according to standards (under supervision) Maintains health equipment, according to standards (under supervision) Troubleshoots equipment malfunctions and carries out repairs, following manufacturer’s specifications Documents repairs and maintains up-to-date equipment records in inventory management system Instructs clients and caregivers in the proper use and maintenance of equipment Provides support to staff technicians for equipment delivery, setup and removal at HELP depots or in client homes. As required, will provide delivery of equipment to clients homes, care  facilities or other CRC HELP depot locations as required Qualifications Education and Experience: Minimum qualifications for this position include completion of Grade 12 and some post-secondary education in a related field, and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in working with hand and basic power tools; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Abilities and Skills: Must be able to lift and carry up to 80lbs Demonstrated mechanical ability and able to troubleshoot problems of a technical nature Ability to work independently and to collaborate in a team environment Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment Strong verbal communication and client relations skills Full training is provided, however volunteers should be comfortable with using a computer, and have good written and conversational English. Other languages are considered an asset Successful completion of CPR/First Aid taken within past 2 years (or willingness to complete within first six months)(applicable for equipment delivery/fleet vehicle drivers only) Applicable for equipment delivery/fleet vehicle drivers only: Full Driver’s liscence and a satisfactory driving record are required for this role Assets: Training in health equipment repair Experience working with volunteers and diverse populations Working Conditions Daytime shifts Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods This position is aligned to National and Provincial Health Standards as required during COVID-19. Personal protective equipment (PPE), physical distancing and regular hand hygiene practices are required. Volunteering for this position can be done by those 16 and older (18 and older in AB). This position will require a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check or equivalent. The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage all qualified persons to apply particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who share our values and contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. Please visit us at www.redcross.ca/volunteer to apply today!

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