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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 Permanency Support (formerly known as OOHC), Youth Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS), Case Work Support Service (CMSS), Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI), Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP), Supported Independent Living (SIL), Transitional Care (TC) and Premier’s Youth Initiative (PYI). Our service is expanding and we are looking for very special people to join our team.


Case Worker – Specialist Youth Homelessness Service (Orange)

We are seeking a Case Worker to join our SHS Team in Orange, on a full-time, permanent basis.
SHS Case Workers are extraordinary people who provide wholistic case management support to young people experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness with a focus on achieving positive outcomes.
SHS Case Workers:

  • Assess referrals, identify the needs of individual young people, and create plans with individuals to meet these needs regularly reviewing these plans to ensure they are meeting the young person’s needs
  • Provide a trauma informed approach to young people 16 years to 24 years
  • Provide a collaborative approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for individual service users
  • Support service users to develop living skills and access other relevant agencies to reduce the impact of, and repeat occurrences of homelessness
  • Advocate for service users where necessary
  • Support young people to connect with community
  • Ensure that accurate and up-to-date documentation is maintained for all service users.

Essential Criteria
All applicants must address the following selection criteria, by writing a brief paragraph that includes examples of how you meet the criteria. Please tell us how you meet the selection criteria – we can’t assess your application without it!

  1. Minimum diploma level qualifications in Community Services, Youth Work or similar along with experience working with youth and families in a community services environment.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the case management process, including reporting complex information concisely, liaising with other agencies and advocating on behalf of the client with families and service providers.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of Child Protection Legislation and Regulation, including knowledge of the NSW Keep Them Safe Initiative and employee’s role
    as Mandatory Reporters.
  4. Understanding of Homelessness, what may lead to young people experiencing homelessness and possible barriers to resolving homelessness for young people.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the challenges faced by young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and ability to cope with challenging behaviours.
  6. Demonstrated capacity in engaging young people and their families who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness, including on an outreach basis.
  7. Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be self-directed.
  8. High level of written, verbal and computer-based communication skills, including the use of data and case management reporting portals.

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

How to Apply
To apply, prepare a resume and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria. Then send your resume and cover letter to employment@veritashouse.org.au
For more information and to download the Information Package with the position description click here.

Applications close 9am, Tuesday 10 August 2021

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 work an average of 26.075 hours per week over a regular 4 week rotating roster, so you will always know when your shifts are scheduled and can plan your life around them. Residential Youth Workers 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
  • Supporting young people to reconcile with family where safe and appropriate
  • 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.

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

How to Apply
Send your resume, and a cover letter that includes your response to the following selection criteria:

  1. What qualifications do you have? (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. Outline your understanding of Child Protection Legislation and Regulation, including knowledge of the NSW Keep Them Safe Initiative.
  3. Outline your understanding of Homelessness, what may lead to young people experiencing homelessness and possible barriers to resolving homelessness for young people.
  4. What challenges are faced by young people experiencing or potentially experiencing homelessness and what behaviours could they demonstrate as a result?
  5. How have you demonstrated your knowledge of cultural issues and your ability to work with Aboriginal people?
  6. Explain, using an example, how you have used sound professional judgment and applied initiative when working with clients
  7. How would you describe your ability in written, verbal and computer-based communication, including the use of data and Microsoft Office programs?
  8. What is your availability to work shifts (this role includes sleep-over shifts plus regular shifts scheduled over a 24 hour, 7 day roster)?
  9. Please outline any previous experience you have working in a Youth Homelessness Service or a residential setting (highly desirable, but not essential).

For more information and to download the Information Package with the position description click here. For the Application form click here.

Applications close 9am, Tuesday 10 August 2021

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 involve working with children and young people, so you will need to have a Working with Children Check, be prepared to undertake a National Criminal Check and have relevant qualifications (Cert IV, Diploma or Degree). Experience is a bonus!

How to Apply

To apply, prepare a resume and a cover letter that addresses the following selection criteria. You can also access the selection criteria template document here to assist you in answering each question.

  • 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?
  • What is your understanding of trauma and how it affects 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 full Driver’s Licence (we provide the car)?
  • What is your availability for work? We have 24/7 rosters, including public holidays, weekends and sleep-over shifts. Are you available for all shifts or are you more interested in specific days or hours?

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.