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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.


Marketing & Communications Officer, Permanent Full-time (Bathurst or Orange)

Reporting to the Corporate Services Manager, this newly created position is responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of the annual marketing and communication strategy for Veritas House, designed to enhance our community profile and strategically grow our business through grants and donor support. You will be responsible for:

  • Communications and Marketing
  • Fundraising and Stakeholder Relations
  • Providing branding, marketing and business development support

Essential Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Communications, Business or equivalent, preferably with at least 2-3 years’ experience.
  2. The ability to develop and implement a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy.
  3. High level written communication skills, including demonstrated experience producing written content for media releases, publications, websites and grant applications.
  4. Experience using electronic stakeholder engagement and social media platforms including but not exclusive to Facebook, Twitter, Google Pages, Instagram, WordPress, MailChimp, Hootsuite and others.
  5. Good project management skills, with demonstrated experience in planning and coordinating events within tight budgets.
  6. Excellent problem-solving skills, including the ability to take initiative to manage situations on-the-spot without the direction of management, as necessary.
  7. Ability to work co-operatively in a team and independently under limited supervision when required, under pressure and achieving targets within a given deadline.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with a broad range of people.
  9. High level attention to detail and organisation skills.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Experience and/or passion for working in the not-for-profit/fundraising sector, with a strong understanding of donor management fundraising compliance requirements.

A current unencumbered driver’s license, clear Working with Children Check and a satisfactory National Criminal Screening are pre-requisites for this position. You must also have appropriate working rights to apply for this role (working visas of less than 12 months will not be considered), either:

  • An Australian Citizen; OR
  • Hold permanent Australian residency; OR
  • Have a valid Australia working visa.

While this position is full-time (38 hours per week), part-time will be considered for suitably experienced applicants.

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

Applications close 9am, Monday 10th August, 2020.

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


Residential Youth Worker – Transitional Care, Permanent Part-time, Bathurst (two positions)

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, averaging 25 hours over a 24/7 roster
  • 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. 24/7 roster availability
  9. Current driver’s license and first aid certificate

A clear Working with Children Check and a satisfactory National Criminal Screening are pre-requisites for this position. You must also have appropriate working rights to apply for this role (working visas of less than 12 months will not be considered), either:

  • An Australian Citizen; OR
  • Hold permanent Australian residency; OR
  • Have a valid Australia working visa.

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

Applications close 9am, Monday 10th August, 2020.

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


Residential Youth Workers – SHS, Permanent Part-time (rotating shift work), Orange

We are looking for passionate people to join our service in Orange. Our Residential Youth Workers (rotating shift work) work an average of 25 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 judgement, 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. Experience working in a Youth Homelessness Service is desirable, but not essential.

A clear Working with Children Check and a satisfactory National Criminal Screening are pre-requisites for this position.

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

Applications close 9am, Monday 17th August, 2020.

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


Case Worker, Permanency Support, Permanent Full-time (Bathurst)

  • Provide ongoing support to children & young people in kinship/foster care, their carers & birth family
  • Support Carers in providing quality care of children & young people
  • Support connections to family, culture & community
  • Support culturally appropriate case work practice

Essential Criteria

  1. Qualifications in Human Services (Social Work, Welfare, Youth Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology or similar), preferably at Degree or Diploma level);
  2. Demonstrated capacity to work autonomously to develop, implement and manage effective case plans for multiple children or young people simultaneously;
  3. Comprehensive understanding of trauma and its impact on the development and behaviour of children;
  4. Understanding of the complex care needs of children and young people living in Permanency Support and the challenges faced by carers;
  5. Knowledge of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1988 and NSW Permanency Support Standards;
  6. Demonstrated ability to prepare high-quality reports, maintain accurate records and use computer based technologies for administrative practices.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Knowledge of Shared Lives and Step by Step Foster Carer Assessment training;
  2. Experience working in Child Protection or an out-of-home-care setting.

A current unencumbered driver’s license, clear Working with Children Check and a satisfactory National Criminal Screening are pre-requisites for this position. You must also have appropriate working rights to apply for this role (working visas of less than 12 months will not be considered), either:

  • An Australian Citizen; OR
  • Hold permanent Australian residency; OR
  • Have a valid Australia working visa.

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

Applications close 9am, Wednesday 5th August, 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 and have relevant qualifications (Cert IV, Diploma or Degree). 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)?

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.