Social Services Manager

This role is right at the heart of the Christchurch City Mission.  You’ll be leading, mentoring and inspiring the passionate team who provide a variety of services to our clients.  You’ll be charged with ensuring that the social services that we provide are exactly what our community needs, are innovative and agile, and are provided to an exceptional standard.

From our Foodbank, to our Men’s and Women’s Day Programmes and Night Shelters, to our Budget Workers, Social Workers and Supported Accommodation, you’ll be working across a range of areas, linking them together within the City Mission, and with external groups, ensuring that our clients receive a quality, wraparound service.

As a key member of our leadership team, you’ll be making a vital contribution to the Christchurch City Mission, and our community as a whole.  This is a permanent, fulltime role.

You will have a genuine passion and heart for our Canterbury community, ideally with significant experience in the social services sector.   You’ll be an inspirational, skilled and experienced leader, comfortable with positively leading and championing change.

If this sounds like you, then we would love you to get in touch. Applications close Friday 26 October at 5pm.   For further information and an application pack, please contact Bex at

Casual Men's & Women's Night Shelter Attendants

Our Night Shelters provide free short-term accommodation for homeless men and women, linking them with medical support, social workers and accommodation assistance.

We are seeking people to work in our Women's Night Shelter, and in our Men's Night Shelter.

Casual Night Shelter Attendants provide on-call relief for permanent staff, taking responsibility for the routine overnight functioning of the Men's or Women's Shelter. This will include interviewing prospective clients, overseeing the evening meal and clean-up and providing support, guidance and referrals where appropriate.  Hours will vary, depending on staff absences, and night shifts are required.

Our ideal appointees would have a sense of justice and compassion, combined with the ability to be assertive and non-judgemental.  These positions are sole-charge overnight positions, so require someone that has demonstrated conflict resolution, behavioural management and negotiation skills.  A strong sense of humour and the ability to be able to relate to all walks of life is essential.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 26 October 2018.  For further information and an application pack, please contact Bex at, or 03 365 0635.


Social Worker

The Christchurch City Mission’s Social Work team provides a critical and wide-ranging social work service across all areas of the City Mission.  As a social worker within this team of 7, your care and passion for people from all walks of life will shine through, and you’ll enjoy working with our diverse client base to make a genuine difference to people’s lives.

This is a 40 hour per week position (Monday – Friday) providing social work assessments, interventions, advocacy and referrals to individuals and whanau.

Our ideal applicant is a Registered Social Worker (or is eligible for Registration) with at least two years of experience in the field, and an excellent understanding of statutory and community services in Christchurch.  They will enjoy working in a supportive and enthusiastic team environment, and will have excellent communication skills and a warm, compassionate and positive manner.  Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 24 October.  For a job description and an application pack, please contact Caroline or Bex, or 365 0635.