It has been a long time between updates. A lot has happened in the past year in Veritable.
Veritable has been slowing building up its practitioner team, valuing quality services over growth. This is a very important guiding principle for us. In the end, we want to be seen as a company that promotes the best work for our clients. We have to grow in a careful and managed way to ensure we do not compromise quality services. In fact, we want to innovate and inspire as we go.
For this reason, our focus in 2021 has been on slow and managed expansion. Expansion with a strategic focus on seeking to provide the best remote behaviour support services in Australia, informed by a social work practice framework.
Fiona joined the team as a Behaviour Support Practitioner in May 2021. It is a delight to have such a skilled, competent and caring social worker with us.
Around the same time, we added Clare to the team operations, as Quality and Business Manager. Clare has helped us manage the challenges of growth (including endless rounds of service agreements) while keeping quality front and centre of what we do.
In June 2021, Chris left to pursue other opportunities. We wish him all the best on his own social work business journey, and we know his heart for great work will shine wherever he lands.
Reflecting that evidence-based behaviour support is at the core of what we do, when we learned of Joel’s skills in data analysis and reporting, we jumped at the chance to have him join our team. In August 2021, Joel joined Veritable and is also cutting a path for the provision of ‘Remote PBS’ (working even more remote from us here in Alice Springs!). When you find the right person with the right skill turns up, in remote Australia, you have to adapt to make it work.
Then, in October 2021, we were delighted to have Suzanne to join our team as a Behaviour Support Practitioner. Her passion for social justice, and her sense of humour, is unparalleled. Like our Managing Director, Suz has lived and worked in remote communities for many years and came to social work as a career and a calling later in life. In fact, Sophie and Suz first met in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands about 10 years ago.
Klara continues in the team, with her focus now shifting increasingly to the development of visual resources. We are incredibly lucky to have an ‘in house artist’ who says she has found her calling in our work. The use of visual tools across all facets of our work, and the creativity and insight Klara brings to her artworks, never ceases to amaze us.
Thank you to all who have supported us this past year, and since we established nearly 3 years ago. We are committed to bringing the best of remote behaviour support and social work to Central Australia, and defining innovate practice along the way.
Stay tuned for some photos of the team… including the many dogs of the team that each bring us joy when we down tools and go home to fill our cup.
More posts to follow… with a commitment from Sophie to update you all more often than once a year.