Night worker

Gold Coast

We are currently seeking a motivated person to join our small, dedicated team at our Gold Coast Office. This casual role will oversee the residential accommodation managed by the Gold Coast Homelessness Service overnight, providing supervision and support to clients, maintaining safety and security for clients at all times.

In this role you will:

  • Provide direct care, support and supervision of clients after hours/at night ensuring their safety and wellbeing and assisting each client to progress agreed tasks and goals in line with their individual case plan.
  • Respond to incidents and emergency situations including those that occur during sleep-over shifts to ensure safety and security for clients, staff and the public, taking into consideration assessment of all risk indicators and any strategies to limit risk and ensure safety.
  • Contribute to a positive supported accommodation environment, in line with the values and mission of the organisation, and with industry standards.
  • Work with clients in ‘lifestyle’ and community support related matters like meal preparation, cleaning, gardening/yard maintenance, facility maintenance, and community BBQs and events.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Experience working within the community services sector in particular in the field of homelessness or another field which provides transferable experience and skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including negotiation, advocacy, de-escalation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to actively engage with people who have a range of complex needs and to respect the cultures of all people you support and work alongside.


base salary + super + salary packaging + employee benefits

The UnitingCare salary packaging program offers employees the opportunity to significantly increase their take home pay. For more information please refer to or visit the AccessPay website (

Culture and Benefits

Our shared values drive the way we work- Compassion, Respect, Justice, Working Together and Leading through Learning. Aligned to our values, our commitment to you is:

  • Training for your role now and development opportunities for your career
  • Diverse work arrangements and opportunities
  • Support to undertake tertiary study
  • Corporate private health discounts
  • Competitive personal and income insurance

Further information on this position can be obtained by viewing the attached position description. Should you require additional / specific details about the role, please contact as per the details below.

We work hard to make our services welcoming and safe for every person. We are united in keeping children, young people and the elderly safe from harm, within our services, workplaces and the communities we support. We are committed to speaking up loudly for their safety.

At UnitingCare, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve the best outcomes for the communities in which we operate and serve. We highly encourage applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community.

Enquiries: Maree Hudson
Ph: 07 5579 6***
Applications Close: 19/09/2019

To view the position description or submit your application please click the 'Apply Now' button below.

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Posted: 12 September 2019

Will be removed: 27 September 2019

Location:  Gold Coast, QLD