Driver’s Helper – Sarnia

The Salvation Army
October 7, 2019
Sarnia, ON, Canada
Job Type
$14.00 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Attention: Lieutenant Brad Webster Fax: 519-337-3528 Mailing Address: The Salvation Army Community Church, 970 Confederation Street, Sarnia, Ontario N7S 1A1 Attention: Lieutenant Brad Webster Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
October 15, 2019


The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.  Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

Permanent part-time employment with The Salvation Army (less than 25 hours per week) will provide you with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:  vacation time, sick days, employer matching RRSP contributions and Christmas Grants.

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The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

This is a permanent, part-time position based on 12 - 20 hours per week.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour unpaid meal breaks. There will be a seasonal temporary increase in hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week for a period of time during the months of November and December.

Normal hours of operation are:

  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Normal locations of work are:

  • The Salvation Army Community and Family Services, 970 Confederation Street, Sarnia
  • The Salvation Army Community and Family Services, 122 Christina Street, Sarnia.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

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


  • Provide customers and donors with courteous and diplomatic service.
  • Required to follow precautionary measures, i.e. universal precautions, required to wear safety shoes or boots and reflective vest at all times and gloves when applicable.
  • Assist the truck driver with pickups and deliveries for the Community and Family Services and Thrift Store during the hours of operation.
  • Place merchandise in designated areas within the store or warehouse (backroom).
  • Ensure that merchandise is unloaded from the truck by the end of each shift.
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of the truck when a recycling run is required.
  • Assist with the loading and unloading of the truck as required when a trip to the dump is required to dispose of the garbage.
  • Contribute to the overall safety of staff and customers (eg. snow removal, ensures that fire exits are clear, no obstacles inside/outside the store).
  • Ensure the safe and careful handling and pickup of all deliveries, donations etc. while protecting the property, including donations and vehicles.
  • Maintain knowledge of legislative and company policies such as Health & Safety Regulations, provincial and municipal highway traffic acts.
  • Perform other position related duties as required.


  • Completion of Elementary School
  • A minimum of three (3) months of prior related experience
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate with and work with customers, peers and other Salvation Army personnel.
  • The performance of this job requires frequent twisting, bending, crouching, reaching, lifting and kneeling.
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Have a working knowledge of warehouse and stocking procedures.
  • Experience operating a cash register, debit machine as asset
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift/move more than 40 lbs.
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
  • May require screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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