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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.


Team Leader – Youth Specialist Homelessness Service for Young People (permanent, full-time position)

Orange, NSW

Due to an internal career movement, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Team Leader to join us, or a great career step for someone ready to lead a committed team.

The Team Leader is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision and support to staff to provide effective, flexible and sustainable accommodation options and case management to vulnerable young people:

  • Lead, support and mentor the specialist homelessness team to achieve the best outcomes for young people accessing the service
  • Undertake a limited amount of direct case work
  • Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with other services & the community
  • Ensure compliance with relevant guidelines, systems and procedures.

Salary and conditions in accordance with SCHCADS Award, Level 7, and we offer more:

  • a dynamic, committed and friendly team of colleagues
  • amazing training and the chance to grow your skillset
  • use of a work vehicle for all your work-related travel
  • salary packaging to minimise the tax you pay
  • additional leave after your first 6 months
  • Corporate gym membership rates.

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 children and young people;
  2. Demonstrated experience in staff supervision, leading a team and providing case management support to staff;
  3. Demonstrated understanding of Child Protection Legislation and Regulation, including knowledge of the NSW Keep Them Safe Initiative and the employer’s role as a Mandatory Reporter;
  4. High level communication skills including written (eg. writing documents, reports and file notes, contributing to funding submissions), and verbal (eg. listening, interviewing, negotiating, advocacy);
  5. Demonstrated ability to solve problems and deal with extraordinary and difficult circumstances, including aggressive or distressed people;
  6. Demonstrated ability to network with a variety of government departments and non-government organisations to advocate on behalf of young people.
  7. Experience working within youth accommodation services or with accommodation service providers (desired).

All employment at Veritas House is subject to a clear Working with Children Check and a satisfactory Police check.

To apply: Full details of the position, including the selection criteria and information on how to apply, can be found in this Information Package. 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

Applications close at 9.00 am on Monday, 3rd May 2021.

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


Case Worker – Specialist Homelessness Service for Young People

Bathurst, NSW

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.

This position is initially offered until March 2022 on a maximum term contract, to provide coverage for an internal secondment.

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. Demonstrated understanding of the challenges faced by young people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and ability to cope with challenging behaviours.
  5. Demonstrated capacity in engaging young people and their families who are experiencing homelessness or who are at imminent risk of homelessness, including on an outreach basis.
  6. Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be self-directed.
  7. 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.

To apply: Full details of the position, including the selection criteria and information on how to apply, can be found in this Information Package. Send your resume, a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and a statement that outlines how you meet the essential requirements to: employment@veritashouse.org.au

Applications close at 9.00 am on Monday 26th April 2021.

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


Residential Care Worker, Permanent Part-time rotating shift work

Orange, NSW

Veritas House is a vibrant, not-for-profit, community-based organisation with a specific focus on supporting vulnerable children, young people and their families. We are looking for a passionate person to join our service in 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
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 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

Desired 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.

To Apply

Full details on the position, including the selection criteria and information on how to apply can be found in the Information Package. You can also access the selection criteria template document here to assist you in addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close at 9.00am on Monday 3 May 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.