Temporary Thrift Store Clerk – New Liskeard

The Salvation Army
October 6, 2019
New Liskeard, ON, Canada
$14.00 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
**PLEASE submit a COVER LETTER with your resume and include an email address and phone number.** Email: Sharon_Dannock@can.salvationarmy.org Attention: Major Sharon Dannock, Corps Officer Mailing Address: The Salvation Army, PO Box 2410 New Liskeard, ON P0J 1P0 Attention: Major Sharon Dannock, Corps Officer Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
October 11, 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.

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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 temporary, part time position based upon 18 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 break.

Normal hours of operation are Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Normal location of work is at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 101 Whitewood Avenue, New Liskeard

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.


  • Maintain customer service standards, provide service to customers and greet them when entering the store.
  • Ensure compliance to cash procedures as outline in the Employee Manual as per store policy, i.e. floats, cash balancing and bank deposits.
  • Prepare daily sales reports as requested.
  • Accurate completion of all customer transactions including cash and debit sales
  • Contribute to meeting store budgets by maintaining customer service standards.
  • Adhere to store policy regarding cheques, credit cards, refunds, voids and holds.
  • Accurately record and handle all transactions with minimal voids, overages or shortages.
  • Be knowledgeable regarding product pricing and featured sales products.
  • Contribute to meeting store sales targets; provide efficient courteous customer service; use tact and courtesy when dealing with difficult customers.
  • Inform the Thrift Store Manager of all customer complaints, comments and concerns regarding customer service, prices; merchandise etc.
  • Replenish inventory levels based on supervisor’s directions.
  • Pay particular attention to store security, by monitoring activity within the store.
  • Maintain an attractive organized appearance of the store, tidy up, restock shelves, clean, sweep, dust, and mop as necessary.
  • Handle the merchandise in a safe and organized manner; assist in stock rotation – “bailing” items in the store.
  • Assist donors with their contributions, unload donations and place stock in appropriate warehouse locations.
  • Maintain proper sorting and processing of all donated goods, ensure compliance with quality standards; that all products are priced correctly as per store policy.
  • Work with volunteers as assigned.
  • Receive monetary donations and as per policy issue counter receipts.
  • Utilize computer to investigate the value of products as necessary.
  • Contribute to the control of inventory by receiving, sorting, and pricing as per directions.


  • Completed Secondary School
  • Minimum of three (3) months of prior related experience in warehouse processing or goods distribution and knowledge of lifting guidelines
  • Cash handling experience is required
  • Knowledge and experience using a cash register, POS – interact debit and/or credit card processing is a definite asset.
  • Brand awareness would be a definite asset
  • Able to stand for long periods, there is frequent twisting, bending, crouching, and reaching
  • Ability to lift/move on a regular basis up to 40 pounds
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; self-motivated and disciplined
  • With direction and support, become part of a productive team
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check 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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