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Residential Care Worker - Bathurst

Veritas House

About Veritas House

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

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.

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!! (Hint: use our handy template, located on our website www.veritashouse.org.au)

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).

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!

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