Job Posting 73428

Store Associate
the Bissell Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
12769 50 street;
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 30 Jul)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $16-17

Through the vision to eliminate poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to cultural, social, and economic prosperity. We empower people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community and have sustainable livelihoods, secure housing, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. By joining Bissell Centre, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to realize our vision.

Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill the Casual position of Store Associate (Casual). Stationed in our North Thrift Shop, the successful candidate works on the store floor, ensuring that each customer receives outstanding service in the store.  While also at times working, sorting and greeting donors to ensure they feel appreciated when they donate items.


Store Maintenance

  • Ensuring that each customer receives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment, which includes greeting, acknowledging and re-approaching every customer, maintaining solid product knowledge and all other aspects of customer service.
  • Collect and process payment from customer and enters into POS system.
  • Ensure store is visually appealing through product presentation, replenishment, store housekeeping and visual displays.
  • Contribute to the cleanliness of the store and all common space within the building.
  • Empathetic towards, and ability to communicate and support individuals facing mental health, addictions, chronic illness, homelessness, poverty and related challenges.
  • This position requires varied mental and emotional effort, must be able to respond appropriately to intense situations, provide conflict resolution and work directly with individuals with barriers.

Sorting & Donation Processing

  • Greet all donors and receive goods in a timely and professional manner.
  • Sort donations into appropriate categories and ensure that items are clean and not damaged, discard unsaleable items for salvage.
  • Sort clothing and other items for Bissell Centre’s Community & Family Closet.
  • Maintain the work area for efficient and effective sorting.

General and Administrative

  • Participate in probationary and annual performance reviews.
  • Attend scheduled staff and supervision meetings.
  • Report any incidents/accidents, ensuring that confidential information is reported to the supervisor on shift or manager.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety and Loss/Profit Prevention policies and procedures to ensure the safety of customers and team members.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Education and Experience

  • Completion of High School or equivalent.
  • Previous customer service experience and/or cash handling experience is an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to spend frequent periods standing with a constant opportunity to move about. It is a frequent requirement to stoop or lift material, fixtures or equipment and climb a ladder. Sales Associates must regularly lift and/or move up to 18 kg (40 lbs.) and occasionally lift and/or move up to 36 kg (80 lbs.).


  • The store is open, Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5pm. Flexibility in your work schedule is required. This position may occasionally be exposed to physical and/or verbal abuse.


The Store Associate should demonstrate competence in all the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour is consistent with these standards and aligns with the mission and core values of Bissell Centre.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Participant Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of participants and the community to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Foster, sustain and role model productive team management practices, and contribute to a positive team environment. Share expertise and knowledge to support, coach and develop others.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions that are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Organizational Skills: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create, and implement action plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


  • Manager, Thrift Shop


  • Criminal Record Check
  • CWIS Check


  • Conflict Into Calm Training

The above-noted training must be completed during the first six months of employment.


Job Type: Casual

Location: Hermitage and 118 Street

Application Deadline: July 30, 2021


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

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