Work with us

Working with us in not just a career, it is a way of life. Our people are what makes Good Shepherd, Good Shepherd @ Home and Kerrisdale Gardens what it is – and we are proud of that.
Leading with compassion and care, we’re people focused. We like to set the standard for others to follow. We follow our values and we put them at the centre of everything we do. We don’t take our roles lightly as we know the impact we have on others and we’re privileged to have that role.

We have job opportunities across many areas that include:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Enrolled Nurses
  • Assistant in Nursing
  • Environmental Services
  • Catering
  • Administration
  • Gardening
  • Community Carers


With over 300 staff across our two Mackay locations, Good Shepherd Lodge and Kerrisdale Gardens, we look forward to you joining us soon. See below for our current roles.

Current Vacancies

Enrolled / Registered Nurse
Good Shepherd Lodge
Permenant Part Time

We have recently increased our pay rates for our nursing staff and are offering sign-on bonuses of:
Registered Nurses: $1500 sign-on and $3500 at the completion of 6 months of service
Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing: $500 sign-on and $500 at the completion of 6 months of service

Good Shepherd Lodge Ltd is situated in Mackay and operates 2 aged care facilities comprising 240 beds across both sites. Our purpose is to provide a caring, safe and stimulating environment that supports our residents to live their later years to the fullest.

We are seeking experienced, qualified Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses to work within our clinical team. We offer contract or permanent full and part time positions and applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (in case of RN’s)
  • Current registration with AHPRA
  • Strong clinical and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of Aged Care documentation and Standards
  • Ability to delegate to other staff within their scope of practice
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive assessments, plan care, document care and manage emergencies
  • Possess an empathetic attitude to the needs of the residents
  • Competent in medication and wound management
  • Reliable and flexible approach to a 24 hour rostering system
  • Recent experience in a clinical setting, hospital or aged care setting
  • Evidence of an up to date Influenza and Covid-19 vaccination in accordance with the current Public Health Directive for Aged Care Facilities.
  • Police Check Clearance

Good Shepherd Lodge Ltd is a not for profit organisation, offering an excellent working environment, a negotiated Enterprise Bargaining Agreement with salary above Award rates, with penalties, 6-week annual leave, salary sacrifice packaging, generous relocation allowance and a supportive education program providing ongoing learning and development.

Since joining as a nurse and working in our Secure Dementia area, I have had the most amazing work/life balance. I love coming to work knowing that I am making a difference to others. It’s also a great team environment and I enjoy the support from my colleagues. I feel like I have the ‘best job in the world’ doing what I do.

Ian, Nurse at Good Shepherd Lodge