Part Time Thrift Store Clerk

novembre 24, 2021
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Simcoe Thrift Store
Salary Range:
$14.35 per hour
86 Robinson Street
Posting Expires:
December 3, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
Michelle O’Sullivan:


The Thrift Store Clerk provides service to customers, sorts incoming product, and assists in the ongoing retail operations of The Salvation Army Simcoe Thrift Store.



  • Interact with customers/donors in a positive, friendly, and courteous manner.
  • Protect the integrity of all donated items.
  • Responsible for accurate completion of all customer transactions including cash and debit sales.
  • Contribute to meeting store budgets by maintaining customer service standards
  • Opening and closing of store following store procedures when required
  • Process raw materials by loading/unloading, sorting, packing, pricing, and storing donations.
  • Possess knowledge of stock in order to respond to customer enquiries by phone/in person.
  • Pay particular attention to store security, by monitoring activity within the store.
  • Handle the merchandise in a safe and organized manner; assist in stock rotation.
  • Contribute to the control of inventory by receiving, sorting, and pricing as per directions.
  • Assist with store layout plans to attract customers, which include window displays and merchandise displays; ensures attractiveness of the store through “Tidy Maintenance”.
  • Replenish inventory levels based on supervisor’s directions.
  • Removal of inventory from sales floor as directed.
  • Maintain the proper sorting and processing of all donated goods, ensuring compliance with quality standards.
  • Maintain an attractive organized appearance of the store, tidy up and restock shelves, clean, sweep, dust, and mop as necessary.
  • Abide by store policy and procedures.


  • Inform your supervisor of all customer complaints, comments and concerns regarding customer service, prices, merchandise, etc.

Health and Safety:

  • Contribute to the safety of staff and customers (e.g., snow removal, clear fire exits, cleans spillage).
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.

Perform other duties as required.


  • Responsible for handling cash and debit sales.
  • Contribute to store budgets by maintaining customer service standards.
  • Assist with the materials management of donations/product flow in the thrift store.


  • This is a permanent, part-time position based on 12 to 20 hours per week.
  • Schedule will include weekdays and Saturday’s and may vary from week to week.
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required.
  • Ability to stand for long periods with frequent twisting, bending, crouching, and reaching is required.
  • Ability to lift/move 20 to 29 pounds
  • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.

Normal hours of work:  work will be scheduled as per the Thrift Store hours of operation, Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and includes a ½ hour unpaid meal break where applicable. The hours of work and hours of operation are subject to review as required.



  • Completion of Secondary School.
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Minimum of three (3) months of prior related experience in warehouse processing or goods distribution and knowledge of lifting guidelines not required but suggested.
  • Brand awareness would be a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of lifting guidelines would be a definite asset.
  • Cash handling experience is required.
  • Basic math skills required to calculate discounts and percentages as well as reading skills.
  • Knowledge and experience using a cash register, debit machine and/or credit card processing is a definite asset.


  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.
  • Maintain information in confidence as required
  • Participate as an active and responsible team member.
  • Represent the organization in a professional and engaging manner.
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority
  • Self-motivated/disciplined.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check screening.
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all employees in Canada.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial/territorial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

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

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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