Casual Men's and Women's Accommodation Support Workers

The Christchurch City Mission runs two Night Shelters, providing free short-term accommodation for homeless men and women and links them with medical support, social workers and accommodation assistance.

Casual Accommodation Support Workers 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 hospitality and support, guidance and referrals where appropriate. Hours will vary, depending on staff absences, and night shifts are required.

Our ideal appointee would have a sense of justice and compassion, combined with the ability to be assertive and non-judgemental. This position 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.

To apply, please refer to the below application files, and submit your CV, Cover Letter and completed Application Form and Code of EthicsPlease contact us at or 03 365 0635 if you have any questions.