Thrift Store Worker

The Salvation Army B.C. Cascade Community Ministries
November 19, 2020
Abbotsford, Canada
Job Type
$14.60/hour plus extended health and dental benefits after the probationary period.
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
Nov 27, 2020
Street Address
34081 Gladys Avenue



  • Permanent full time (40 hours/week)
  • The incumbent works shift, Monday to Saturday.

Position Purpose Summary:

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


The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties characteristic, or typical of the job class:

  • 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
  • Duties may begin in one area and progress to cover all areas.  Thrift Store employees must be willing to work in any of the areas (front counter, floor, sorter, pricer) as required and able to work on Saturdays, as required.


The successful job applicant will have completed Public School.

NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.

*NOTE: For some jobs, you may be required to provide validated educational documentation.


  • The incumbent must have the following experience before hire:
  • Up to three months of prior related experience, including life skills.
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 HUMAN RESOURCES:   The incumbent’s responsibility for Human Resources:

The incumbent is responsible for his/her own time and effort only. He/she may demonstrate work methods to new employees, volunteers and/or students.   WORK ENVIRONMENT:   The incumbent’s work environment is typically in the store.

The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • Garbage
  • Washrooms
  • Odours
  • Truck Fumes
  • Verbal abuse
  • Dealing with angry people
  • Work schedule may impact life (weeknights & weekends)
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
  • Criminal Record Check report

The incumbent works shift, Monday to Saturday.  

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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