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Centre Thrift Shop Assistant - Casual
Jan 28, 2020
Feb 03, 2020
All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active participation in a Christian church or Christian community; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

  • Minimum High School Diploma
  • Ability to work with one's hands.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 lbs).
  • Ability to communicate fluently in English.
  • Retail or customer service experience is an asset.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and willing to take initiative, while at the same time responding to the direction of the Shop Manager.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, willing and able to work & relate with a variety of people; friendly, outgoing and appreciative of both volunteers and customers.
  • Ability to practice flexibility and work collaboratively as a team.
  • Comfortable working outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Basic handi-man and furniture repair skills are an asset.
  • Satisfactory criminal record clearance.
  • Valid BC Driver's licence accompanied by a clean driving record.
  • Commitment to wearing steel-toed boots and proper work gloves.
  • Ability to reflect and express Anabaptist beliefs and the value of service.
  • Ability to articulate MCC’s beliefs, mission and purpose to customers and donors.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of a positive culture based on Christian beliefs and values.
  • Satisfactory criminal record clearance.
  • Eligibility status to work in Canada is required
  • Heart for social justice, peacemaking and global understanding.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in our largest thrift store in Canada. We are a Christian non-profit organization with all proceeds from our stores used to support the relief, development, social justice and peace work of MCC, both locally and globally. Last year alone, we turned unwanted items of clothing, furniture, household items etc into over $2 million in sales. If you are passionate about helping our environment by keeping product from the landfill, have a heart for helping people and want to work towards a great cause, this could be the opportunity you have been looking for!

We have a ratio of 10% staff to 90% volunteers working hard at receiving donations, sorting, pricing, restocking the floor and providing a great customer experience in donations receiving, on the retail floor and at our cash desk. This opportunity will allow you to be involved at all stages of the process. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude, great work ethic and a passion for our purpose here at Centre Thrift. This position requires living out your faith by serving others and advancing the mission of MCC as one relates to volunteers, customers, staff and donors. General shop operating hours are 9:30am-5:30pm.This is an ongoing casual salaried position and requires availability on all Fridays and Saturdays, with the possibility of some other weekday shifts.

We invite all qualified candidates to apply. Come start your story with MCC today.
Complex-needs population; Physically demanding work
• Receiving donations at the drop-off area, organizing them and transferring them to the appropriate location. Using discretion on when to say no to receiving product. Treating donors and customers with respect.
• Working as a swamper on a 1 ton cube truck for the purpose of picking up and delivering goods as needed.
• Oversee the training and shifts of the volunteers in the receiving area, providing support where necessary.
• Identify high value items that are received from donors and place them aside for further research.
• Follow processes for recycling and disposal process of product that will not be sold.
• Assist customers with loading purchases checking for proper sales documentation.
• Assist in the cleaning and pricing of furniture, as needed.
• Assist with pre-sorting and processing of donated goods.
• Maintain organization of the shipping/receiving area as well as the sales floor.
• Assist customers on the sales floor including operating the cash register.
• Wear steel-toed boots and work gloves while on the job.
• Abide by WHIMIS standards within all job responsibilities.
• Answer inquiries about MCC’s beliefs and values from volunteers, constituency who support MCC and the general public.
• Assist in resolving any conflicts arising with customers or volunteers in a manner that reflects respect, careful listening and peaceful resolution.
• Through networking, engaging the local community church to become actively involved in the work of MCC.
• Maintain a high level of integrity, reflecting Christian respect and Christ's unconditional love to those we serve, including the staff, volunteers and customers.
• Contribute to the shaping of a positive workplace culture based on Christian beliefs and values.
• Participate in biblically based morning devotions/prayer time. Willingness to lead on a rotating basis.

• Perform other duties, as required.

The position requires working in a comfortable but fast-paced retail shop / shipping & receiving environment and requires spending a significant portion of time on one's feet. This position also involves working outside in various weather conditions for significant periods of, unloading and loading furniture. This position further requires the ability to constantly respond "positively" to the demands/requests from customers/donors. From time to time there is also the need to deal with drug-addicted and/or street-involved persons.

This position involves the constant handling of used goods and lifting/moving of objects of up to 50 lbs; significant amounts of heavy lifting of furniture are included in this role. Steel toed boots and work gloves are required.
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