Job Vacancies: Support Workers - Full & Part time

  • Part-time and full-time roles available
  • Wellington location
  • Applications close Thursday 26th October

About The company

The Wellington Night Shelter provides emergency and transitional accommodation for men experiencing homelessness and supports them in their recovery. We pride ourselves on the support, care and positive impact we provide to the lives of people who are experiencing homelessness and we constantly strive towards our goal of supporting guests into permanent accommodation.

We're committed to the Te Mahana strategy for ending homelessness and to help us in our mission we are looking to fill roles as: Support Worker and Night Support Worker.

About the role

As a Support or Night Support Worker for the Wellington Night Shelter, you will welcome and provide a safe, stable environment for guests, assisting them with a range of support needs. You will provide care for the well-being of others and make sound decisions, assessing and responding to crisis/risk in a calm manner. Building appropriate, supportive, professional relationships with guests, staff and our community is essential.

It's a broad role and you'll provide various other tasks such as: completing forms, writing shift & client notes, supporting with laundry and responsive cleaning duties and collecting rent payments from guests.

These roles offer various shift opportunities. The night shelter is open 24 hours a day, every day so we have opportunities for day & night shifts, both part and full time with shifts available on various days of the week. 

8.00am -4.00pm (Support Worker)

3.30pm-11.00pm (Support Worker)

10.30pm-8.30am (Night Support Worker)

About the person

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Person centred with a genuine passionate for making a difference in the lives of others
  • Non-judgemental
  • Able to work well under pressure and make sound decisions
  • A team player
  • A good communicator - both verbal and written

Additionally, you will be required to have good numerical and basic computer skills.

This role is particularly suited to people with experience of working in the social care sector or people studying towards social work, mental health, addiction, care or other related qualifications. However, training is provided so this role could also suit people with excellent communication, customer services and problem-solving skills, such as those developed in the hospitality sector.

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

If this role sounds like you and you want to be part of the team, apply with your CV and cover letter by Midday Thursday 26th October to

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