Employment Opportunities at Goodwill 2018-06-07T16:41:26+00:00

Employment Opportunities at Goodwill

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Part-Time General Labour

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Join our cause as a Part-Time General Labour, Light Assembly & Packaging Team Member for Goodwill, The Amity Group’s Corporate Office in Hamilton.  Our Part-Time up to 29.5 hours/week opportunity includes a diverse and growing working experience with exposure to multiple departments.  This opportunity includes dental and sick-time benefit and pension plans, starting at $15.00 per hour, with opportunity to advance.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience with working as part of a team in a production environment
  • Able to work with a high degree of independence and/or as part of a team
  • Must have a hands-on, ‘get it done now’ attitude to do what is necessary to meet department deadline, targets and quotas
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment effectively and efficiently
  • Must possess strong work ethic
  • Must maintain high quality and safety standards
  • Able to follow verbal or written directions
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lb, do repetitive tasks and physically-demanding work standing and/or sitting
  • Must have good hand-eye coordination with attention to detail
  • Class G license with a clean driving record is an asset
  • Previous WHMIS, Material Handling and Ladder Safety training is an asset

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform light assembly, production, packaging, print shop and general labour duties
  • Move and stage materials as required
  • Perform equipment operation duties (such as shredder, baler, dust extractor, rag cutter, heat sealer, letter shop equipment, and other)
  • Assist driver with pick and deliveries
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Follow all Workplace Safety rules, regulations and policies
  • Report all safety concerns to Supervisor
  • Complete paperwork in a timely and accurate manner
  • Other duties as assigned

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

Job Posting Expires: Saturday, June 16th 2018

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.

Job Posting Expires: Monday, May 25, 2018

Part-Time Sales Associate
Goodies Thrift, Burnside, Nova Scotia

$11.68 per hour, plus benefits and wage progression.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Open availability including: Days, Evenings and Weekends
  • Previous customer service experience an asset
  • Up beat 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 AND 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 transitions
  • Performs general cleaning duties in the store
  • Other duties as assigned

Please apply, with resume to:
Dayna Kenney, Store Manager
Email: dkenney@goodwillonline.ca

Full-Time Assistant Store Manager (2 Positions)
Goodies Thrift, Oakville, Ontario

This full-time opportunity is 37.5 hours per week, with benefits, pension plan, and starting salary of $40,195 annually.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To assist with the management of all store operations; provide excellent customer services; maximize sales volumes while controlling costs of operations; provide meaningful training experience for employees while encouraging their growth and development.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Community College Certificate in Marketing or relevant education preferred.
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in Retail Sales.
  • Excellent customer service background, strong inter-personal communication skills
  • Must be a problem solver who works well without supervision.
  • Knowledge and use of modern sales equipment an asset.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the direction of the Store Manager, plans work flow and assigns work to all employees and trainees in order to meet sales and training objectives.
  • Monitors work in process.
  • Co-operates with other supervisors in co-ordinating work flow between departments.
  • Ensures that merchandise and supplies required to fill needs arrive in a timely manner.
  • Merchandises stock in neat, appealing fashion.
  • Assists Store Manager in the creation of high impact visual displays to maximize sales potential.
  • Assures security of all goods, tools and equipment in department; reports any missing items, or irregularities by others workers, to Store Manager.  Maintains security of merchandise and cash proceeds.
  • Assures that building, fixtures and equipment are properly cleaned, serviced and maintained.
  • Supervises handling and banking of cash.
  • Creates a customer service culture throughout area of responsibility.
  • Solves customer related problems with tact and diplomacy.
  • Directs mark down and removal of slow moving merchandise in conjunction with Store Manager.  
  • Takes such action as is required to minimize checkouts and baling.
  • Assists in the planning of displays and special promotions in conjunction with Store Manager.
  • Assists in the control of costs through effective use of staff, supplies and utilities.
  • Submits required data on store operations to general office.
  • Instructs staff in all phases of store operations and sales techniques.
  • Provides input to Manager regarding progress evaluation reports on all trainees and employees as requested.
  • Insists on proper safety procedures and use of safety equipment as applicable.
  • Collaborates closely with Career Development Specialist in assessment, training and rehabilitation of trainees to meet community standards.
  • Assists in the development of individual training objectives in liaison with rehabilitation personnel.
  • Assures that each trainee advances in line with his/her own capacity and that he/she is trained in all appropriate phases of the department work.
  • Assures continuing progress and development of all workers.  Delegates authority when appropriate to assist in growth and development of store employees.
  • Addresses safety within the department, ensuring it is maintained as a safe working environment for self and staff.
  • Instructs new employees on safety rules, proper use of equipment and procedure for reporting accidents.  Monitors for compliance with regulations.
  • Reports unusual illnesses, tardiness and safety violations or accidents to Store Manager.
  • Administer First Aid duties on a rotational basis as assigned in the First Aid Roster to persons who are injured or become ill during working hours.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

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.