Thrift Store Clerk – Perm Full time Sarnia

The Salvation Army
février 24, 2021
Sarnia, ON, Canada
Job Type
$14.25 per hour
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Attention: Barb Gillard (Thrift Store Manager) Fax: 519-337-3528 Mailing Address: 970 Confederation St, Sarnia ON N7A 1A1 Attention: Barb Gillard (Thrift Store Manager) Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
February 27, 2021


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.

Permanent part-time employment with The Salvation Army (less than 25 hours per week) will provide you with a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes:  vacation time, sick days, employer matching RRSP contributions and Christmas Grants.

Watch/read inspiring stories from some of those who have been helped through The Salvation Army’s programs:

The Salvation Army Support

Fleeing from Persecution

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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 permanent, part-time position based on 30 hours biweekly.  The work schedule Schedule may vary from week to week and include weekdays and Saturday’s.  Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The Supervisor will set the hours of work and work schedule.

Work will be scheduled as per the Thrift Store operational requirements and 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 25 pounds

Normal Hours of Work:

  • Week 1 – 15 hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. includes a ½ hour unpaid meal break.
  • Week 2 – 15 hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. includes a ½ hour unpaid meal break.

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.


  1. Operations
  • Protect the integrity of all donated items.
  • Responsible for accurate completion of all customer transactions including cash and debit sales
  • Process raw materials by loading/unloading, sorting, packing, pricing, and storing donations
  • Interact with customers/donors in a positive, friendly, and courteous manner
  • Contribute to meeting store budgets by maintaining customer service standards.
  • Possess knowledge of stock in order to respond to customer enquiries by phone/in person
  • 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.
  • Provide customer service and greeting customers.
  • Contribute to the control of inventory by retrieving, sorting, hanging, and pricing as directed.
  • Removal of inventory from sales floor as directed.
  • Abide by store policy and procedures.
  1. Communications
  • Inform your supervisor of all customer complaints, comments and concerns regarding customer service, prices, merchandise, etc.
  1. Health & Safety
  • Contribute to the safety of staff and customers (e.g., snow removal, clear fire exits, cleans spillage).
  • Maintain an attractive organized appearance of the store, tidy up and restock shelves, clean, sweep, dust, and mop as necessary.

Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Completion of Secondary School.
  • Must 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
  • 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.
  • Develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Attention to detail, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Self-motivated/disciplined.
  • Lead by example, by demonstrating a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change.
  • Ability to maintain information in confidence and exercise good judgement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and participate as an active and responsible team member in a cooperative team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Exhibit good listening skills, have strong oral/written communication skills.

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