Creating a socially just and caring community takes people like YOU doing the thing you love.
As an organisation we value collaboration, authenticity, compassion and relationships; and together, we work towards achieving a world where every person feels safe, secure and valued. We do work we’re proud of, supporting young children, young people and families, but we offer more than just the chance to feel good.
- Access not-for-profit salary packaging options of up to $15,900 per year plus meals and entertainment benefits (Salary Packaging can lower your taxable income and help you pay less tax – a great benefit to working for a not-for-profit organisation!)
- Additional paid leave once your probationary period is complete (what we call ‘Wellbeing Days’)
- Use a company vehicle for all work related travel
- Discounted gym memberships
- Working for a passionate, locally based community organisation
- Continuing professional development opportunities
- Opportunity to develop your skills working within a trauma informed team
- Individual and group professional supervision with our Clinical and Consultation Services team
- Work for an organisation with a diverse range of services, meaning great career options; we love to provide opportunities for our employees!
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 (CWSS), Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI), Homeless Youth Assistance Program (HYAP), Supported Independent Living (SIL), Interim Care (IC) and Premier’s Youth Initiative (PYI). Our service is expanding and we are looking for very special people to join our team.
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About the Program/Team
The Premier’s Youth Initiative (PYI) is a growing service that provides support young people leaving statutory out-of-home care, aged between 16 and 21 years of age. The PYI team work with young people to build their long-term capacity and resilience in order to permanently divert them from the homelessness service system.
Read more about the PYI Program here:
• DCJ Website – https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/download?file=803236
• Veritas House website – https://veritashouse.org.au/premiers-youth-initiative/
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Personal Advisor to join our team! This is a permanent and fulltime position based in Orange.
Personal Advisors are the central contact or ‘go-to’ person for young people in the PYI program. Personal Advisors provide helpful advice in a mentoring capacity on how to navigate the challenges of transitioning into adulthood and living independently. This includes helping young people to develop life-skills, build relationships, self-advocate, navigate mainstream and specialist services and handling change.
The Personal Advisor support the young person to identify and work toward their personal and leaving care plan goals, connects them to positive personal support networks and helps the young person access any support services they need, which may include: accessing nutritious food, safe accommodation, health services, Centrelink, legal support, employment and education.
Key to the success of this role is to provide flexible, tailored, strengths based and trauma informed care responses to meet the needs of the young people in the program.
Travel throughout Western NSW is a feature of this position. Salary and conditions in accordance with Level 4 under the SCHCADS Award.
For more information about this role, download our Information Pack here: Personal Advisor Information Pack
All applicants must address the following selection criteria below, 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 Certificate IV in Community Services or similar working towards Diploma or Degree qualification.
2. Knowledge, understanding and experience of working in a trauma informed, strengths based practice with young people who have lived in Out of Home Care
3. Experience providing incidental counselling and mentoring to young people with complex needs
4. Experience building relationships, networking, and working cooperatively with a wide range of diverse services that offer supports to young people
5. Experience and well developed skills in goal setting and action planning for young people leaving Out Of home Care
6. Knowledge and understanding of the legislation, rights and resources available to children and young people who have been placed in out of Home Care, including requirements for leaving and after-care planning
7. High level planning and organising skills to support allocated clients while meeting deadlines and administration requirements
8. Capacity to travel within the Western NSW region to meet with clients
A current, full drivers licence, clear Working with Children Check and the right to work in Australia are pre-requisites for this position.
To apply, please submit your cover letter (which includes answers to the selection criteria) and resume by the due date to email@example.com
Applications close at 9.00 am on Monday 8th November 2021.
About the role
Residential Care Workers, permanent part-time (rotating shifts)
In Interim Care we provide a home-like environment for children and young people who are waiting for foster care placements.
Our Residential Care Workers are part of a dedicated team, lead by a House Manager, to work with up to 4, low to medium needs children. The team supervise, support and care for children in a residential setting.
This is your opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of young people who have experienced significant trauma, while growing your skillset in a stable and values-driven organisation.
This amazing opportunity is for a Residential Care Worker who is looking for job security, and regular work across a 4 week rotating roster, (which includes sleepovers). With the exception of the sleepover period, all shifts are double-staffed.
All applicants must address the following selection criteria below, 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!! (Hint: use our handy template, located here: Template)
- What are your qualifications? (Minimum of a Certificate IV in Youth Work or Community Services or similar plus experience in residential work, OR Diploma or Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or similar human services field)
- What is your experience working within a residential care setting with young people?
- What is your experience working with challenging behaviours such as verbal and physical aggression?
- What is your understanding of the case management model?
- How would you describe your computer literacy and your ability to complete all reports on a computer?
- Please provide examples of your problem-solving, crisis management and interpersonal communication skills.
- What knowledge of the child protection sector and issues facing children in out-of-home care do you have?
- Do you have both a current driver’s license and first aid certificate?
Submit your cover letter (which includes answers to the selection criteria) and resume by the due date to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application close at 9.00 am on Tuesday 2 November 2021.
Full details on this position, including the position description and & information on how to apply, can be found in the Information Packages here: Residential Care Worker
All employment at Veritas House is subject to a clear Working with Children Check and a satisfactory Police check. You must also have appropriate working rights to apply for this role (working visas of less than 12 months will not be considered).
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 email@example.com
“For as long as I can remember, Veritas House has held a pretty special place in our community. The children, young people and families Veritas supports can often be some of the most vulnerable, and they deserve the care and support Veritas House has delivered for so long. When the opportunity to be a part of that came along, I had to jump at it. My role is the Clinical and Consultation Services Manager, but really what that means is I manage our clinical team. I get to do a mix of clinical work myself, as well as helping support the clinicians we employ, and building the CCS service.”
Peter Rohr, Clinical and Consultation Services Manager
We hire on merit alone and welcome the true, authentic and diverse person you are. We value a team as diverse as our community. Irrespective of your culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity, age, linguistic background, religion, disability or sexual orientation – we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring to the Veritas House team, and celebrate diversity in everything that makes you, you.