Thrift Store Clerk – PermPT – Orangeville

September 13, 2021
Orangeville, ON
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Orangeville New Hope Thrift Store
Salary Range:
$14.25 per hour
162 Broadway, Orangeville, ON
Posting Expires:
September 19, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
Email: Attention: Angie Terry, Thrift Store Manager Mailing Address: 162 Broadway, Orangeville, ON L9W 1K3 Attention: Angie Terry, Thrift Store Manager Please, no phone calls.


  • This is a permanent, part-timeposition based on 15-22.5 hours per week.
  • Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm
  • Schedule may vary from week to week and include weekdays and Saturday’s.
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required.
  • Includes a ½ hour unpaid meal-break where applicable
  • 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.


  1. Operations:
  • 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.
  • Perform other position related duties as required.


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


  1. Health and Safety:
  • Contribute to the safety of staff and customers (e.g., snow removal, clear fire exits, cleans spillage)
  • Perform other position related 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.


Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

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


Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:

  • Have a minimum of three (3) months of prior related experience.
  • 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:

  • Develop an understanding of the Mission 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.
  • Participate in mandatory orientation training.
  • Participate in regular supervision and performance appraisal process.
  • Represent the organization in a professional and engaging manner.
  • Must comply with all Salvation Army policies and procedures and associated legislation.
  • Brand awareness would be an asset.
  • 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
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills and respect authority
  • Self-motivated/disciplined.
  • Represent The Salvation Army in a positive manner
  • Work in compliance with OH&S Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative team-oriented atmosphere.
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check
  • 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.

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.

 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.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application

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