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Veritas House is a vibrant, not-for-profit, community-based organisation with a specific focus on supporting vulnerable children, young people, their families and carers. Veritas currently delivers services in a range of programs funded by Department of Communities and Justice (formerly Family and Community Services) and Juvenile Justice across Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo. Our service is expanding, and we are looking for very special people to join our team.


Residential Youth Workers – Interim Care, Two Permanent Part-time positions (Bathurst)

We have an amazing opportunity for Residential Youth Workers who are looking for job security, as well as the opportunity to provide a home-like environment for children and young people who are waiting for foster care placements.

  • Permanent part-time, 7 shifts per fortnight, each 3-10pm
  • Work as part of a “parenting team” in a beautiful home in Bathurst
  • Company vehicle provided for all work done while on shift
  • Receive ongoing clinical and professional support

Young people may exhibit trauma, behavioural and other issues or challenging interpersonal skills – these are incredibly rewarding positions that can make a difference to a young person’s future.

Essential Criteria

  1. Minimum Cert IV in Youth Work, Community Services plus experience in residential work, OR Diploma or Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or similar human services field
  2. Experience working with challenging behaviours such as verbal and physical aggression
  3. Understanding of case management model
  4. Computer literate and the ability to complete all reports
  5. Strong problem-solving, crisis management and interpersonal communication skills
  6. Knowledge of the child protection sector and issues facing children in out-of-home care
  7. Previous experience working within a residential care setting with young people
  8. Commitment to work permanent, rostered shifts as indicated in the “Sample Roster” (these are NOT casual positions)
  9. Current unrestricted driver’s license and first aid certificate

All employment at Veritas House is subject to a clear Working with Children Check & satisfactory National Criminal Screening.

Applications MUST include a cover letter, your resume, and a statement addressing the selection criteria. More information on how to apply and the position description are contained within the Information Package.

Applications close at 9.00am on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a CALD background are warmly encouraged to apply.


Residential Youth Worker – Permanent Part-time rotating shift work (Orange)

Our Residential Youth Workers (rotating shift work) work an average of 26.075 hours per week over a 4 week roster cycle, and assist young people in crisis accommodation by:

  • Providing supervision and support over a 24 hour roster
  • Planning and facilitating options with clients to meet each young person’s needs
  • Providing emotional and practical support

Young people may exhibit trauma, behavioural and other issues or challenging interpersonal skills – these are incredibly rewarding positions that can make a difference to a young person’s future.

Essential Criteria

  1. Minimum Certificate IV in Youth Work, Social Work, Community Services or similar & enrolled in a Diploma, OR Diploma OR Degree OR third year in a degree qualification.
  2. Detailed understanding of Child Protection Legislation and Regulation, including knowledge of the NSW Keep Them Safe Initiative.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the challenges faced by young people experiencing or potentially experiencing homelessness and the resulting behaviours.
  4. Understanding of cultural issues with the ability to work with Aboriginal people.
  5. Demonstrated ability to use sound professional judgment, and apply initiative within organisational policy and procedures.
  6. High level of written, verbal and computer-based communication skills, including the use of data and Microsoft Office programs.
  7. Ability to work shifts, including sleep-over shifts, over a 24 hour, 7 day roster

Desirable Criteria

  1. Previous experience working in a Youth Homelessness Service is highly desirable, but not essential.

All employment at Veritas House is subject to a clear Working with Children Check & satisfactory National Criminal Screening.

More information on how to apply and the position description are contained within the Information Package.

Applications close at 9.00am on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a CALD background are warmly encouraged to apply.


Casual Youth Workers (Bathurst or Orange)

Veritas House is a vibrant not for profit community-based organisation with a specific focus on supporting vulnerable children, young people and their families in the Bathurst and Orange areas.

Our casual staff work across our service, supporting children and young people by:

  • working in our homelessness and residential services
  • supervising contact visits
  • transporting clients to appointments
  • mentoring young people
  • providing respite care

Our aim is to help you grow your career. We provide you with diverse experience across our services and enough work hours to meet your needs, along with training, professional supervision and the opportunity to develop skills for permanent positions in a growing Agency.

Work can be scheduled over a 24/7 roster, and ideally you will be available to work weekends, weekdays, public holidays and sleepovers.

These positions are child related, so you will need to have a Working with Children Check, be prepared to undertake a National Criminal Check, have relevant qualifications (Cert IV, Diploma or Degree), and a current unrestricted driver’s licence. Experience is a bonus!

To apply, send us your resume plus a cover letter that answers these questions:

  • what are your qualifications (minimum Cert IV in Youth Work or similar, or in last year of degree)?
  • why do you want to work for Veritas House?
  • how does trauma effect children and young people?
  • what experience have you had setting boundaries and working with challenging behaviours?
  • do you have a WWCC, First Aid Certificate and Driver’s Licence (we provide the car)?
  • what days of the week (and hours) are you available to work?
  • can you work sleepover shifts, on weekends and on public holidays?
  • do you have a preference for Bathurst or Orange, or can you work out of either location?

Send your resume and a cover letter (don’t forget to answer the above questions) to employment@veritashouse.org.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from a CALD background are warmly encouraged to apply.