Current Job Listings

Veritas House is a vibrant, not-for-profit, community-based organisation with a specific focus on supporting vulnerable children, young people and their families. Veritas currently delivers services in a range of programs funded by 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.


Administration Officer (Full-time, six months)

With continued growth across our programs, we are looking for an administration officer to support our Permanency Support (Foster Care) team. Duties include:

  • Data entry
  • Assisting with Case Work administration
  • Taking minutes at meetings
  • General office support

Essential Selection Criteria

  1. Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  2. Exceptional computer skills (Word, Excel and data bases)
  3. Great time management and prioritization skills
  4. Capacity to support a group of people dealing with often stressful situations
  5. Passion for social justice

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

Full details of the position and information on how to apply, can be found in the Information Package.

Applications close at 9.00 am on Monday 1st April 2019.

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


Foster Carer Support Officer (Full-time, six months with possibility of permanency)

Our Foster Care program and the number of Carers we support is growing. While this position is initially for 6 months, there is the potential for it to become permanent. Based in Bathurst, with the ability to work from our office in Orange, this role supports Carers to provide a physically and emotionally safe, nurturing environment for children and young people by:

  • Providing ongoing support and guidance
  • Helping Carers understand their role and responsibilities
  • Arranging and running Carer support functions
  • Coordinating Carer training opportunities and promoting attendance
  • Facilitating Carer reviews

Essential Selection Criteria

  1. Qualifications in a related field eg Social Work, Community Work etc
  2. Demonstrated ability to build relationships, engage with people from diverse backgrounds and work in partnership
  3. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  4. Knowledge and / or understanding of foster care, the role of carers and the challenges they face
  5. Proven ability to plan, organise and prioritise work, develop work systems and work under pressure
  6. Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  7. Understanding of out of home care policy, standards and quality frameworks

Desirable Selection Criteria

  1. Trained in ‘Shared Lives’ and ‘Step by Step’

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

Full details of the position and information on how to apply, can be found in the Information Package.

Applications close at 9.00 am on Monday 25th March 2019.

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


Practice Specialist – Permanency Support (Permanent, Full-time – Bathurst)

We are looking for a permanent, full-time Practice Specialist to provide professional support and coaching to our Case Workers in Permanency Support. The successful candidate will:

  • Consult on complex cases and provide specialist advice on case work practice
  • Coach and mentor staff on reportable conduct and court matters and take the lead when necessary
  • Promote evidence based approaches and continuous improvement in professional case work practice
  • Mentor and develop staff in case work practice.

Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualification in Community Services, Psychology, Social Work or similar;
  2. Significant experience working within the out-of-home-care sector, with a demonstrated practice in the application of the NSW Child Safe Standards for Out of Home Care;
  3. Demonstrated understanding of current evidence-based practice and models of intervention for working with children, young people and families;
  4. Proven understanding of the impact of trauma, disrupted attachment and the impact of abuse and/or neglect on a child or young person’s development, behaviour and wellbeing;
  5. Demonstrated ability to coach, mentor, and collaborate with a range of colleagues to build understanding and knowledge and improve outcomes for clients, while encouraging reflective practice;
  6. Proven capacity to provide specialist advice to all levels of management and staff on case practice matters and provide expert assistance in complex or sensitive cases;
  7. A commitment to own learning and development with a view to sharing learning with the team.

Benefits include a salary circa $100,000pa plus superannuation, salary packaging, additional leave & professional external supervision.

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

Full details of the position and information on how to apply, can be found in the Information Package.

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


Casual Employment Pool

Veritas House operates a casual pool to support our permanent staff where required across a variety of sections in both Bathurst and Orange. We offer a unique opportunity to obtain experience with a well-known and respected “not-for-profit” within the community welfare, youth homelessness, early intervention and Permanency Support (Out of Home Care) sectors.

To be successful in joining our casual pool you will need to have a demonstrated ability in the profession and answer the Desirable Criteria:

Desirable Criteria

  • Certificate IV or equivalent in a relevant service industry field
  • A Current Working with Children Check (Employment) and a willingness to complete the National Criminal Screening.
  • A Current Driver’s Licence
  • Knowledge of Child Protection legislation and practice
  • Be flexible and willing to work evenings, weekends and to be called for last minute shifts

If you feel that you fit the above criteria please forward a covering letter answering the criteria and a resume listing two work related references to employment@veritashouse.org.au

Successful applicants will be added to our database and contacted for an interview when positions become available. Applicants that are employed will be asked to complete an application for a National Criminal Record Screening.