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Stride Assistance for the Disabled

Yvette Roberts
Treasurer
Stride Assistance for the Disabled

Bay #6 – 43 Grenfell Cres.

Nepean, ON
Canada K2G 0G3

TEL: 613-723-0528

E-mail: stridewheelchairsplus@gmail.com

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

Stride is a registered charity. We assist disabled persons by giving, trading, repairing or selling at discounted prices refurbished mobility items.

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Volunteer Opportunities

STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus: Accepts donations of used medical/health equipment and if requested issues tax receipts, for the fair market value of the item. Equipment is thoroughly cleaned, repaired, and made available for purchase or "payment-to-purchase plan" basis (some restrictions may apply) at affordable prices to individuals referred.

Mechanical Technician Responsibilities

Workshop

• Is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of all workshop tools.
• Cleans and refurbishes manual equipment in accordance with standards as set forth by the Workshop Manager.
• Consults with the Workshop Manager, Office Manager or other technicians for clarification of work order instructions when unsure of same.
• In co-operation and/or consultation with the Workshop Manager assists in the recording of data pertaining to manual wheelchairs, walkers, etc.
• In co-operation and/or consultation with the Workshop Manager assists in the dismantling of unusable equipment in preparation for its responsible disposal.
• Advises Workshop Manager when equipment, tools, parts and supplies need to be ordered.
• Keeps the work stations clean and uncluttered.
• Adheres to health and safety measures in the workspace environment.

Other

• Contributes to a positive, encouraging, and friendly atmosphere within the workplace.
• Is respectful in all ways, including confidentiality, of clientele, co-workers and other professionals
• Other tasks and responsibilities as designated by the Workshop Manager.
• Promotes STRIDE whenever appropriate.

Skills Required

• Technical knowledge of and experience with general workshop tools.
• Some knowledge/experience in performing mechanical repairs such as replacing bearings; checking tire tubes for punctures; etc.
• Able to work in an environment that requires some heavy lifting, exposure to dust, grease, etc.
• Able to work well within a team environment and/or independently.
• Able to follow instruction in the repair, refurbishment, cleaning, etc. of equipment to fulfill work orders.
• Able and willing to offer helpful suggestions based on experience, knowledge and expertise.
• Able and willing to search the internet to locate technical support or information regarding equipment when faced with a specific problem.
• When necessary and appropriate, able to improvise solutions to problems.
• Reliable in the commitment of time. Refurbishment of equipment is dependent upon staff present to do the work. Without consistency of staff, clientele’ needs cannot be efficiently met.

Working Conditions

· Works one to three days per week as agreed by Workshop Manager.
· This position is a volunteer position.
Location: 43 Grenfell Cresc, Bay 6
Nepean, ON K2G 0G3
Deadline: Mar 15, 2020
STRIDE Wheelchairs Plus: Accepts donations of used medical/health equipment and if requested issues tax receipts, for the fair market value of the item. Equipment is thoroughly cleaned, repaired, and made available for purchase or "payment-to-purchase plan" basis (some restrictions may apply) at affordable prices to individuals referred.
Electronics/Electrical Technician Responsibilities

Workshop

· Is responsible for the proper use and maintenance of workshop tools.
· Consults with the Workshop Manager, Office Manager or other technicians for clarification of work order instructions when unsure of same.
· In consultation with the Workshop Manager and Office Manager, maintains accurate data base which provides complete description of power equipment, i.e. electric wheelchairs & scooters, power patient lifts, etc.
· Accurately catalogues all power equipment received and identifies each power wheelchair or scooter with the appropriate catalogue sheet.
· Maintains the charging of power equipment which has batteries on board.
· Advises the Workshop Manager when batteries are to be discarded and clearly identifies same.
· Advises Workshop Manager when equipment, tools, parts and supplies need to be ordered.
· Maintains battery testing equipment; etc.
· Keeps the work stations clean and uncluttered.
· Adheres to health and safety measures in the workspace environment.

Other

· Contributes to a positive, encouraging, and friendly atmosphere within the workplace.
· Is respectful in all ways, including confidentiality, of clientele, co-workers and other professionals
· Other tasks and responsibilities as designated by the Workshop Manager.
· Promotes STRIDE whenever appropriate.

Skills Required

· Technical knowledge of general workshop tools as well as those specific to electrical components, e.g. drills, battery capacity tester, voltmeters, etc.
· Some knowledge/experience in performing mechanical repairs such as replacing bearings, motor brushes, etc. as the work involves refurbishing power wheelchairs, scooters, electric patient lifts, etc.
· Some knowledge/experience in performing repairs to electrical/electronic components, e.g. soldering, diagnosing problems, etc.
· Able to work in an environment that requires some heavy lifting, exposure to dust, grease, etc.
· Able to work well within a team environment as well as independently.
· Able to follow instruction in the repair, refurbishment, cleaning, etc. of equipment to fulfill work orders.
· Able and willing to offer helpful suggestions based on experience, knowledge and expertise.
· Able and willing to search the internet to locate technical support or information regarding equipment when faced with a specific problem.
· When necessary and appropriate, able to improvise solutions to problems.
· Reliable in the commitment of time. Refurbishment of equipment is dependent upon staff being present to do the work. Without consistency of staff, client’s needs cannot be efficiently met.

Working Conditions
· Works one to three days per week as agreed by Workshop Manager.
· This position is a volunteer position.
Location: 43 Grenfell Cresc, Bay 6
Nepean, ON K2G 0G3
Deadline: Mar 15, 2020