Support the North Driver

As a Support The North Driver, you will be driving animals to veterinary appointments, moving animals between centres to find loving families, and delivering food and supplies where they are needed most. 

Transportation is a critical step that has a huge impact on the lives of animals in our centres every single day. 

As part of the driving team, you can select the transportation appointments you want to take based on your schedule and your preference.  

Responsibilities:

  • Follow Ontario SPCA animal transport protocols at all times
  • Follow route plan as determined, contact team lead if the plan changes 
  • Clean and disinfect vehicle as required by protocols 
  • Ensure proper restraints are used appropriately such as seat belts and perform safety checks of the vehicle along the way 

Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older with a valid Full G Ontario Drivers License 
  • A, AZ or D license would be an asset
  • Clear driver abstract
  • Experience driving a large truck with a trailer or a large van an asset
  • Comfortable driving on the 400 series highways and isolated areas
  • Animal handling experience with dogs an asset
  • Comfortable with changing timelines and working outside of regular business hours
  • Comfortable driving in inclement weather
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow Onatio SPCA best practices guidelines.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs 
  • Participate in Ontario SPCA training as required

Working Conditions:

  • This role will often require drivers to work with intermittent cell service/ communication, often for long periods of time.
  • This role will require drivers to escort the animals often unassisted by ground transport for the duration of the trip.
  • When possible this role will be partnered with an Animal Care member to assist with the care of the animals. 
  • Travel might be required during inclement weather conditions on rural unlit remote roads.
  • Evening/ night driving could be required.
  • May be exposed to diseases or infections carried by animals.
  • Bending. lifting, or reaching will be required when loading and unloading animals, along with some heavy lifting.