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Temporary Full Time Linens Driver (until December 31, 2018)

Temporary Full Time Linens Driver (until December 31, 2018)

Company: The Salvation Army Gateway Linens & Disposal Services
Contact Person: Stewart King
312 Broadview Ave
Toronto, Ontario , M4M 2G9

Position Description

Mission and Values Statement 

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church and charitable movement, active in over 128 countries worldwide. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Mission of The Salvation Army is to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. This is expressed in spiritual ministry, and also by a wide variety of social services, which are extended without discrimination as to race or creed.

There are three Core Values of our Faith: Salvation, Holiness, and Intimacy with God.

Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values that guide all aspects of the Salvation Army in the Canada & Bermuda Territory.

Compassion:      We reach out to others and care for them.

Respect:              We promote the dignity of all persons.

Excellence:         We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

Integrity:             We are honest, trustworthy and accountable.

Relevance:          We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.

Co-operation:    We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships.

Celebration:       We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.

The powerful mission and core values of The Salvation Army serve as significant attractors for those people who choose to join the organization, which has been serving the under-served and evolving for 150 years.

Position Purpose summary:

The Linens Driver provides (a) linens-related pick-up and delivery, and garbage-disposal services to customers (partners) by exercising safe driving and material handling procedures, (b) professional customer service as the “front-line face” of GL&DS, and (c) responsibility for the maintenance of all vehicles and trailers. The responsibilities are to be discharged in accordance with The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement, in a professional manner, exemplifying Christian standards of conduct.


  • Ensure the safe and careful handling of all scheduled linens-related pick-ups and deliveries, and materials for disposal, while protecting The Salvation Army and partners’ property, including vehicles
  • Provide customers-partners with courteous and diplomatic service, working professionally at all times and seeking to resolve issues, questions and requests without delay, in consultation with the GL&DS Manager where applicable
  • Take responsibility, daily and as required, for the overall safety, maintenance, cleaning and operation of vehicles and trailers, including annual certifications, and maintain all required records
  • Adhere to all CVOR (Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration) requirements and procedures
  • Maintain knowledge of legislative and company policies including but not limited to health & safety, and provincial and municipal Highway Traffic Act regulations
  • Perform circle checks of vehicles and maintain vehicle and CVOR logs
  • Respond cooperatively to all police and/or MOT officers during roadside and weigh scale checks, and immediately report any incidents or warnings to the GL&DS Manager
  • Weigh, load and unload linens at the facility, and at partner locations and other locations where required
  • Load and unload garbage at the facility and partner locations, and ensure safe transit to the garbage dump site(s)
  • Provide inter-office pick-up and delivery of items between the Gateway shelter/other partner sites and GL&DS
  • Maintain through the online electronic delivery slips system (Joist) a record of every linens-related delivery
  • Maintain and submit when required all applicable paperwork, including weigh scale tickets
  • Provide oversight to program participants and volunteers/placements when such individuals are assisting in operational logistics (on the road, in the vehicles)
  • Help ensure general maintenance (e.g. regular charging) and operation of the electric forklift, ensure new users are trained in its operation, and report all maintenance and/or safety concerns to the GL&DS Manager
  • Assist in providing monthly, and at other times as required, health & safety and facility inspections, utilizing the digital “tap report” system
  • Keep GL&DS Manager well informed and generally maintain open, professional communication with Manager and all GL&DS staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Adhere to standards that are consistent with the values and philosophy of The Salvation Army and the Gateway Ministry Unit
  • Participate fully and constructively in staff meetings and in-service training
  • Engage cooperatively and proactively in monthly PEAC-format coaching sessions with the GL&DS Manager, and in other review and evaluation sessions as required
  • Assist the GL&DS Manager in developing, reviewing and revising when necessary all operational logistics (e.g. most efficient daily route scheduling)
  • Read and follow the Policy & Procedures Manual and the Employee Handbook. Maintain general awareness of Toronto Shelter Standards where it pertains to the functions of this position
  • As required and as applicable, provide ideas/suggestions that will improve efficiency, working conditions and/or procedures to management
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner


  • Comply with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations
  • Adhere to the GL&DS health & safety program, policies and procedures at all times
  • Report accidents/injuries/workplace hazards, onsite and offsite, in a timely manner


  • Education, training and experience are negotiable, with a minimum proof of high school graduation
  • Must have a valid “G” or “C” class license with clean driver’s abstract
  • Experience driving commercial vehicles, in a CVOR environment, would be an asset
  • Certification in transporting hazardous materials would be an asset
  • Position requires frequent movement in and out of vehicles, and flexibility and dexterity in twisting, bending, crouching, reaching and kneeling 
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs
  • Must have, or be able to attain, electric forklift operator certification
  •  Strong, accurate written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer and smartphone competence
  • Provide clear police check (enhanced vulnerable sector)

HOURS: 35- 42 hours per week, some paid overtime may be required

SALARY: To be determined

Interested applicants are asked to contact Stewart King by April  20, 2018



The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

Posted: April 13, 2018 | Expires: April 20, 2018
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 5241 ]