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Current vacancies:

Fundraising Lead – Major Donor and Bequests

  • Be a part of a high performing Fundraising team
  • Attractive Salary Packaging
  • Full time or part time considered

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services.  Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support, from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

We currently have a newly created rewarding opportunity in our inclusive fundraising team.  Reporting into the General Manager – Fundraising & Communications, this role will see you manage the philanthropic relationships including major donors, and the development and implementation of a bequest program, in addition to supporting a range of planned giving, fundraising and donor liaisons.

You will have demonstrated success in a fundraising role with a relationship building bequest focus and or in an account management role when you have proven ability in building and maintaining income generating relationships in the not for profit sector. In addition, you will bring the ability to establish and build quick rapport with stakeholders in conjunction with strong relationship building and communication skills.  Further to this, you will have a compassionate and caring nature with high professional and personal ethics and integrity.

In return, Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, initiatives to support your health & wellbeing, and targeted individual development plans.

Although this is advertised as a full time position, we are a flexible workplace and will consider part time options.

At Very Special Kids, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, Aboriginal Australians and varied cultural backgrounds.  If this sounds like you, please take a look at the full position description here.

Please apply in writing addressing the key selection criteria by Sunday 18th February to Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager, Very Special Kids, via jobs@vsk.org.au

Very Special Kids is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all staff to have Working with Children and Police Record Checks.

 

Music Therapist

  • High profile Victorian Charity based in Malvern
  • Be a part of our multidisciplinary 8 bed Children’s Hospice team
  • Part time – 12 hours per week

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services.  We are a charity who helps more than 900 families across Victoria who have a child with a life-threatening condition with ongoing support from diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

We are currently seeking a Music Therapist to provide music therapy to our clients and their families in our Children’s Hospice in 1:1 and group setting two days per week (one of the days to be a Saturday or Sunday).  Working in this setting is a unique and rewarding experience.  The primary objective is to create an opportunity for fun and enhance the quality of life for the children and their families whilst staying in our Hospice.

You will be a registered Music Therapist (Grade 2), hold current AMTA registration and have proven experience in delivering autonomously a high level of music therapy service to young children and adolescents.  People describe you as a talented musician, a skilled song writer and performer, coupled with the ability to provide access to music therapy with children who have barriers to participation.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, free parking and targeted individual development plans.

At Very Special Kids, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, Aboriginal Australians and varied cultural backgrounds.  If this sounds like you, please take a look at the position description here.

Please apply in writing by the closing date of Sunday 4th February addressing the key selection criteria in the position description to Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager, via jobs@vsk.org.au

Very Special Kids is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all staff to have Working with Children and Police Record Checks.

 

Clinical Nurse Educator

  • 2 days per week part time position
  • 9 month maternity leave fixed term contract
  • Malvern based location

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services.  Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

Our eight bed children’s hospice offers planned respite and emergency respite as well as end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions. Most children who come to stay have complex medical and care needs. Our staff/patient ratio of 1:2, allows the unique opportunity for high quality care and a rewarding Nursing experience.

An exciting opportunity exists to join our collaborative supportive team focused on providing safe, patient-centred care for clients and their families.   The role of the Clinical Nurse Educator provides education and development activities to all Nursing staff and students.  This includes the provision of clinical teaching, orientation, skill accreditation and professional development support.

You will be a Registered Nurse with a qualification in Education & Training (Certificate IV in Training & Assessment minimum), have extensive clinical experience in paediatrics/ disability and/or palliative care nursing.  In addition you will have a warm engaging communication style coupled with excellent organisation and time management skills.  A passion for and commitment to providing holistic, family centred care is a must and experience working with children, families and volunteers within a health setting is desirable.

In return you can look forward to a rewarding career, including attractive salary sacrifice options, and other employee benefits relating to health & wellbeing.
At Very Special Kids, our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve.  We continually seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, Aboriginal Australians and varied cultural backgrounds.  If this sounds like you, please take a look at the position description here.

Please apply in writing by the closing date of Sunday 11th February addressing the key selection criteria in the position description to Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager, via jobs@vsk.org.au

Very Special Kids is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all staff to have Working with Children and Police Record Checks.

 

Registered Nurse

  • Part Time positions available (2 roles – 2 Night Shifts perm + 9 month mat leave 3 Day/afternoon shifts)
  • Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice
  • Self Rostering System

Very Special Kids cares for children with life-threatening conditions by providing Victoria’s only children’s hospice and professional family support services. Our free-of-charge services help more than 900 families across Victoria, with ongoing support from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to recovery or bereavement and beyond.

Our eight bed children’s hospice offers planned respite and emergency respite as well as end-of-life care for children with life-threatening conditions. Most children who come to stay have complex medical and care needs. Reporting into the Registered Nurse on shift (or being the lead Registered Nurse on shift) with our staff/patient ratio of 1:2, allows the unique opportunity for high quality care and a rewarding experience.

To be successful in this role you must be a Registered Nurse and preferably have some exposure to paediatrics or palliative care nursing. Passion for and commitment to providing holistic, family centred care is a must and experience working with children, families and volunteers within a health setting is desirable.

In return you can look forward to a rewarding career, including attractive salary sacrifice options, and other employee benefits relating to health & wellbeing.

Please refer to job descriptions:  Registered Nurse Position Description

Please apply in writing addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, HR & OHS Manager, Very Special Kids, via jobs@vsk.org.au