Thrift Store Clerk

The Salvation Army Kenora Community Ministries Centre
June 30, 2020
Kenora, Canada
Job Type
$14.00 - $14.17 per hour - Pay Band 1
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Sandra Poole - Email: [email protected]
Closing date
July 8, 2020


The Thrift Store Clerk/Sales Associate provides service to customers, sorts incoming products, and assists the manager/supervisor in the maintenance of all store operations.

This is a temporary, full-time summer position for up to 9 weeks at 30 hours per week.


  • Contributes to meeting store sales budgets by maintaining customer service standards
  • Implements store layout plans to attract customers including window displays and merchandise displays; ensures attractiveness of the store through “Tidy Maintenance”
  • Replenishes inventory levels based on Supervisor’s directions
  • Contributes to the control of inventory by retrieving, sorting, and pricing as per directions; protects the store from inventory shrinkage by close visual monitoring
  • Contributes to the safety of staff and customers (e.g. snow removal, clear fire exits, no obstacles inside/outside store, cleans spillage and maintains store cleanliness)
  • Takes responsibility for the accurate completion of all customer transactions including visa, debit, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned including warehouse tasks.

NOTE:  Not all incumbents perform all the duties described above but perform a similar range of duties.


Support for and an understanding of the mission and the purpose of The Salvation Army. Comfortable working in a Christian environment with the ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion.

  • Understanding of working safely and willing to learn WHMIS, including universal precautions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to provide Criminal Background Check screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
  • Must be willing and available to work flexible hours
  • Must be a youth aged between 15 & 30 (This is funded by Canada Summer Jobs 2020)
  • Able to legally work in Canada

Minimum Education Level Attained:


Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements: 

None. Full training will be offered. 

Minimum Prior Related Experience:

Life skills needed. All other training will be given.

Physical Effort/Dexterity Required:

The performance of the job requires continuously standing for long periods of time, frequent twisting, bending, crouching, reaching, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling, lifting, kneeling and entering data for transactions.

Concentration Required:

The performance of the job requires visual monitoring and frequently working with numbers.

Responsibility for Financial Resources:

Involved in minor financial matters regularly, or on a relief basis, or has responsibility for the wise use of his/her own resources. He/She may be authorized to spend, disburse, or collect small amounts of cash.

Responsibility for Human Resources:

The incumbent is responsible for his/her own time and effort only.

Work Environment:

  • Garbage
  • Washrooms
  • Odours
  • Verbal abuse
  • Dealing with angry people
  • Work schedule may impact life (weekends)

No travel required.

Exposure to Hazards:

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor harm, injury or illness due to:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Moving objects
  • Risk of back injuries (throwing back out)
  • Other potentially dangerous situations (hold ups)

Precautionary Measures:

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal Precautions
  • Wear gloves to sort
  • Use fatigue mats when required

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.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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