Employment Opportunities at Goodwill

About Goodwill

Goodwill the Amity Group is a leading human services and social impact organization based in Hamilton that serves the Hamilton and Halton communities. Goodwill’s mission is changing lives through the power of work. To deliver that mission we support individuals in overcoming barriers to employment and obtaining work and employers in securing the workforce they need. Our Employment Services programs are funded by the government of Ontario. We also operate social enterprise divisions – Stairways café / catering and thrift stores in Oakville and Burlington – which also provide training and employment opportunities in our communities.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our Retail Store & Community Donation Centre, located at 4051 New Street, Burlington, Ontario, has an outstanding opportunity to join their team as a Donor Greeter. This part-time opportunity is for up to 29 hours per week with a starting hourly wage of $15.00/hour.

As a Donor Greeter you may be the first Goodwill employee a donation customer meets. WHAT AN IMPORTANT JOB! Our Donor Greeters provide outstanding customer service by giving our donation customers a delightful donation experience. Greeting with a smile and accepting their donations with enthusiasm.

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN OUR DONOR GREETERS:
 Service with a smile – Strong customer service and communication skills.
 Teamwork – Able to work with minimal supervision, yet contribute as part of a team.
 Be self-motivated with energy and enthusiasm.
 High School Diploma or working towards.
 Able to safely lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying.
 Able to stand for extended periods of time.

WHAT OUR DONOR GREETERS DO:

 Work in the Donation Centre providing excellent customer service.

 Greeting and assisting donation customers in-store or at curb-side to accept donations.
 Accept, organize and sort incoming donations effectively and efficiently.
 Inspect and separate donations according to Goodwill donation sorting guidelines.
 Assist production and sales staff in organizing and distributing stock to retail stores.
 Work safely while meeting donor objectives on a daily basis.
 Perform general cleaning duties in store and other duties as assigned.

Please apply In-person with resume to
the Store Manager at 4051 New Street, Burlington
Or by e-mail to: lhutt@goodwillonline.ca

Internal posting is concurrent with an external search.
We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill, The Amity group is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. If you are contacted by Goodwill, The Amity Group regarding a job opportunity, please advise HR prior to the interview if you require accommodation and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

Our Career Centre located at 225 King William Street in Hamilton has an outstanding opportunity to join their team as a Job Coach / Facilitator. Reporting to the Site Co-Ordinator, this part-time opportunity is for up to 30 hours per week with a starting hourly wage in the range of $20.60 to $21.64 commensurate with experience.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Job Coach / Facilitator position encompasses individualized job coaching for adults with disability related employment barriers and facilitation of life skills and employment readiness workshops. Additionally the position establishes and fosters relationships with local businesses / organizations as a means to facilitate volunteer work placements and develop client referral streams. The incumbent exercises considerable independence in the performance of job tasks as well as in planning and delivering participant based services outlined in the program guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
 Post-Secondary education / certification in a related discipline
 2-3 years’ experience working with individuals with disability related barriers, and/or developing community partnerships
 Willingness and ability to work within a multi-disciplined team
 Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
 Must be organized and able to manage own time effectively
 Strong professional and work ethic
 High degree of computer literacy using a variety of MS Office software including but not limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint
 Facilitation experience
 Keen understanding of volunteerism and the complexities of managing and motivating volunteer participants and enhancing participation through appropriate placement matching
 Valid driver’s licence and access to a reliable motor vehicle to attend various job sites

SPECIFIC DUTIES:
 Provides support and job coaching as required and identified within the client service plan.
 Tracks participant progress through the case management system
 Provides intervention and mediation when required.

 Develops and maintains an inclusive classroom atmosphere
 Provides backup reception duties in the resource centre, when necessary
 Provides adequate feedback to participant and works in conjunction with the Site Coordinator to address service planning needs
 Takes responsibility for understanding and addressing safety issues for the job and equipment operated.
 Build the volunteer element of our TEAM program such that clients can easily transition into meaningful placements that reflect their abilities, when required
 Foster relationships and market program to local businesses and community partners
 Follow-up with volunteer hosts to monitor client progression
 Meet / exceed key performance indicators inclusive of placement rates, employer contacts, and job coaching targets as defined in program description

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT
 The successful candidate will be required to have a Criminal Reference Check completed
 Conform to all Safety Regulations and Procedures

Interested Individuals are asked to submit a Cover Letter and Resume by
Friday, February 21, 2020 via e-mail to:
tcunning@goodwillonline.ca

Internal posting is concurrent with an external search
We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill, The Amity group is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. If you are contacted by Goodwill, The Amity Group regarding a job opportunity, please advise HR prior to the interview if you require accommodation and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

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