Employment Opportunities at Goodwill2018-08-14T09:42:24+00:00

Employment Opportunities at Goodwill

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Goodwill Sales Associate (multiple positions)

407A Speers Road, Oakville ON. Full-time and part-time positions available, earning an hourly rate of $14.00.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Open availability including: Mornings, Afternoons, and Weekends
  • Previous customer service experience an asset
  • Upbeat pleasant personality with a neat appearance is a must
  • Experience on a cash register an asset
  • Knowledge of name brand apparel and fashion trends
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, do some climbing, bending and carrying

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Providing excellent customer service throughout the store and on cash serving customers
  • Greeting donors and happily accepting donations
  • Processing donated goods to ensure they are out on the sales floor in a timely manner
  • Arranging merchandise
  • Operating point of sales equipment, handling, cash, credit and debit transactions
  • Performs general cleaning duties in the store
  • Other duties as assigned

No phone calls please. Please apply by August 17th, 2018 with resume & cover letter by email to: Caroline Winsper – cwinsper@goodwillonline.ca

Assistant Employment Counsellor at Goodwill Career Centre (3 positions)

Please note: This opportunity is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program and is subject to the following criteria:

One position at 2387 Trafalgar Road, Oakville

To be eligible, students must:

– Be between 15 years of age at the start of the employment
– Have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next – academic year
– Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
– Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

This is a sixteen week posting, working 30 hours per week between May 7th, 2018 and finishing no later than August 31st, 2018.

POSTING DESCRIPTION:

  • Assist in conducting intake interviews and client progress meetings
  • May maintain written client records including any significant factors and occurrences 
  • Conduct client orientation
  • Assist Career Development Specialist in monitoring client attendance and work behaviours
  • Assist in providing case management services; client goal planning, identifying and accessing appropriate services
  • Counsel clients to assist them in achieving their goals
  • Support clients with employment related activities at on-site employment resource centre
  • Liaise with community professionals and make community presentations as required
  • Attend staff meetings, seminars and workshops, as required
  • Tales responsibility for understanding and addressing safety issues for the job and equipment operated
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Post-secondary education, experience in Social Work/Social Services field preferred
  • Experience and/or interest in case management, employment counselling
  • Experience and/or interest in working with persons with disabilities or employment disadvantages
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-directed, flexible, organized, able to work effectively as a team member
  • Basic word processing and computer skills
  • Must be willing to complete a criminal reference check
  • Must be willing to follow all safety regulations and procedures

Full-Time Job Developer
Goodwill Career Centre, Hamilton

This is a full-time opportunity, 37.5 hours per week, with benefits, pension plan, starting wage of $46,895.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Community College and/or University Degree in related discipline, with 2 years’ experience
  • Extensive background in marketing, sales, and employment counselling/job development
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meet or exceed established targets in a target-driven work environment
  • Deliver results independently as well as in a collaborative team environment
  • Knowledge of local labour market, job search strategies, and techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; communicate well with employers and other groups
  • Highly developed problem solving and decision making skills
  • Proven ability to assess client needs and make appropriate referrals
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Strong organizational skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of social media an asset.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop strong business relationships, establish and implement successful  job placement strategies
  • Review client inventories and contact potential employers to meet monthly targets
  • In conjunction with the Career Development Specialists, support and assist clients in improving and implementing successful job search and job retention strategies
  • Prepare detailed work plans and ensure timelines are met and results achieved
  • Negotiate wage subsidy agreements and terms of employment conditions, when warranted
  • Complete regular follow up with Employers and Clients to ensure job retention and satisfaction
  • Support clients with one-on-one counselling and group workshops
  • Provide support to Employers through the employment cycle: from job descriptions to postings
  • Provide verbal/written client, employer, marketing and statistical reports as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Please apply, with resume & cover letter using the form above.

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all groups. Goodwill offers accommodations for applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted by us regarding this position, please advise if you require accommodations.