Relief Thrift Store Clerk

janvier 13, 2022
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Chatham-Kent Ministries
Salary Range:
$15.00 per hour
18 Main St. E
Posting Expires:
January 21, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Maria Wall:, Fax: 519-354-9029


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



  • Opening and closing the store.
  • Accurate completion of all customer transactions including cash and debit sales.
  • Contribute to meeting store budgets by maintaining customer service standards.
  • Assist with store layout plans to attract customer, which include window displays and merchandise displays.
  • Ensures attractiveness of the store through “Tidy Maintenance”.
  • Replenish inventory levels based on managers directions.
  • Contribute to the control of inventory by receiving, sorting, and pricing as per directions.
  • Select donations for store distribution meeting established standards of quality and distinguishing between discarded and good quality merchandise according to company standards; ensure that all products are priced correctly as per store policy.
  • Process donated items by unloading, sorting, and packing, storing, loading, and bailing the donations protects the integrity of the donations.
  • Assist donors with their donations, unload donations and place stock in appropriate locations
  • Be knowledgeable regarding product pricing and featured sale products.
  • Pay attention to store security, by monitoring activity in the store.
  • Contribute to the safety of staff and customers (e.g., snow removal, clear fire exits and clean spillage.)
  • Work as a productive team member and independently when necessary.
  • Direct volunteer work assignments in the store.


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

Health and Safety:

  • Complete janitorial duties i.e., cleaning floors, washrooms, etc. as needed.
  • Ensure the Thrift Store is maintained regarding appearance, condition and safety as recommended by Public Health etc.
  • Seek out continual education and resources for all areas of responsibilities, specifically regarding COVID-19 requirements as per the local Health Unit.
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of the ministry unit by maintaining cleanliness and safety etc.
  • 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.


  • This is a casual relief “elect to work” position with no standard weekly hours of work.
  • There are no guaranteed hours; work will be offered as per the Thrift Store hours of operation Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Includes a ½ hour unpaid meal-break where applicable.
  • Shifts will include weekdays and Saturdays.
  • The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.
  • Ability to stand for long periods with frequent twisting, bending, crouching, and reaching is required.
  • Ability to lift/move on a regular basis up to 25 pounds.


  • 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.
  • Some related experience in warehouse processing or goods distribution would be a definite asset.
  • Knowledge of lifting guidelines would be a definite asset.
  • Cash handling experience is required.
  • Knowledge and experience using a cash register, debit machine and/or credit card processing is a definite asset.

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Basic math skills required to calculate discounts and percentages as well as reading skills.
  • Maintain information in confidence as required
  • Participate as an active and responsible team member.
  • Represent the organization in a professional and engaging manner.
  • Brand awareness would be an asset.
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority
  • Self-motivated/disciplined.
  • Represent The Salvation Army in a positive manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Ability & willingness 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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