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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.


Employment and Education Mentors

Fulltime, Permanent, Orange NSW

  • Make a difference in the lives of young people
  • Assist young people to set and achieve their individual educational and employment goals.
  • Salary packaging and great employment benefits

This exciting role works with young people who are transitioning out of Permanency Support (Foster Care) into independent living.
The Employment and Education Mentor will provide support and guidance to assist young people to set and achieve their individual educational development and employment goals.

Employment and Education Mentors will need to have excellent people and networking skills, knowledge of recruitment and employment systems, education providers and the ability to provide employment and education support and mentoring services. Using these skills the Employment and Education Mentors will initiate and sustain collaborative partnerships with a range of organisations to assist in linking young people to opportunities!

Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in youth services, education, employment services, vocational services, career development or a related field.
  2. Extensive knowledge of issues that impact young people when accessing employment and/or educational opportunities and achieving their goals.
  3. Demonstrated experience placing and supporting young people with complex needs in employment and educational settings.
  4. Demonstrated experience and success at initiating and sustaining collaborative partnerships with a range of organisations, preferably within the employment and education service system.
  5. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with young people who have experienced the out-of-home care system.
  6. Knowledge of the employment services sector, Centrelink and other state and federal employment initiatives that impact young people.
  7. Highly developed communication, assessment, and negotiation skills with the capacity to contribute within a multi-disciplinary team.
  8. Competence in using IT reporting systems and willingness to record information within required timeframes.

Essential requirements

  1. Current unrestricted driver’s licence
  2. Capacity to travel, including occasional overnight trips

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), either:

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

To apply: Full details of the position, including the selection criteria and information on how to apply, can be found in this Information Package. Submit your cover letter resume (which includes answers to the selection criteria) by the due date to: employment@veritashouse.org.au

Applications close at 9.00 am on Tuesday 15th June 2021.

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


Residential Care Worker (Interim Care)

Part-time, Permanent, Bathurst NSW

We have an amazing opportunity for a Residential Care Worker who is looking for job security. 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.

Our Residential Care Workers work on a 4 week rotating roster, which includes sleepovers. With the exception of the sleepover period, all shifts are double-staffed.

Selection Criteria

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!

Essential Criteria

  1. 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)
  2. What is your experience working within a residential care setting with young people?
  3. What is your experience working with challenging behaviours such as verbal and physical aggression?
  4. What is your understanding of the case management model?
  5. How would you describe your computer literacy and your ability to complete all reports on a
    computer?
  6. Please provide examples of your problem-solving, crisis management and interpersonal
    communication skills.
  7. What knowledge of the child protection sector and issues facing children in out-of-home care do you have?
  8. Do you have both a current driver’s license and first aid certificate?

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), either:

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

To apply: Full details of the position, including information on how to apply, can be found in this Information Package. Submit your cover letter resume (which includes answers to the selection criteria) by the due date to: employment@veritashouse.org.au

Applications close at 9.00 am on Tuesday 15th June 2021.

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


Residential Youth Worker (Specialist Youth Homelessness Service)

Permanent, Part-time rotating shift work, Orange NSW

We are looking for a passionate person to join our Specialist Youth Homelessness Service in 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
  • 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.

Selection Criteria

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!

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

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), either:

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

To apply: Full details of the position, including information on how to apply, can be found in this Information Package. Submit your cover letter resume (which includes answers to the selection criteria) by the due date to: employment@veritashouse.org.au

Applications close at 9.00 am on Tuesday 15th June 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.