Vacancies

Casual On-Call Women's Night Shelter Attendant

Provide support for Christchurch’s homeless women
Take responsibility for the routine overnight functioning of the Women’s Night Shelter
Make a genuine and positive difference in your community

Who are we?
The Christchurch City Mission is a social service agency working with people in our community. With more than 70 full and part-time staff, plus approximately 180 volunteers, the Christchurch City Mission is a growing organisation, providing a range of essential services across the city and beyond.
 
About the Position
The Women’s Night Shelter provides free short-term accommodation for homeless women and links them with medical support, social workers and accommodation assistance.

The Casual Women’s Night Shelter Attendant will provide on-call relief for permanent staff, taking responsibility for the routine overnight functioning of the Night Shelter. This will include interviewing prospective clients, overseeing the evening meal preparation and clean-up and providing support, guidance and referrals where appropriate. Hours will vary, depending on staff absences, and night shifts are required.
 
Ideal Appointee
Our ideal appointee would have a sense of justice and compassion, combined with the ability to be assertive and non-judgmental. This position is a sole-charge overnight position, so requires 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, as are strong connections to, and knowledge of, Christchurch’s social services.
 
Application Information
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 30 June 2017. For further information and an application pack, please contact Jo Yusaf, hr@citymission.org.nz or 03 365 0635.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.