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Current vacancies:

Fundraising Lead – Philanthropy

  • Be a part of a high performing Fundraising team
  • Beautiful Malvern location close to all amenities
  • Part Time 9 month Fixed Term Contract – 22.5 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.  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 rewarding maternity leave contract opportunity in our dynamic fundraising team.  Reporting into the General Manager Fundraising and Communications, the role will initiate and grow strategic relationships with philanthropic trusts and foundations.   Key responsibilities include:

  • Utilising the Grants calendar to maximise the number of funding applications being made in order to achieve significant increase to income
  • Identifying opportunities to strengthen and retain current partner relationships
  • Developing partnership agreements and manage the delivery of these against agreed partnership objectives
  • Providing professional, high quality account management to key partners, ensuring requests, opportunities and issues are efficiently responded to
  • Managing the successful delivery of partnership commitments such as reporting, receipting, invoicing and donor events within the allocated timeframes

You will have demonstrated success in building and maintaining income generating relationships in the not for profit sector or well-honed writing skills developed as a marketing communications specialist from a commercial or NFP background.  In addition, you will have tertiary qualifications in communications, marketing or a related discipline.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including health & wellbeing initiatives, NFP salary packaging, employee assistance program, and targeted individual development programs.

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 Tuesday 17th April addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, Human Resources & HR 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.

Office Administrator

  • Beautiful Malvern location close to all amenities
  • Supportive and inclusive team
  • Varied and rewarding position

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.

Sharing responsibility as the first point of contact in the Malvern administration building, the role provides a range of administrative support to the Family Support Team in addition to other broader administrative functions.

Key responsibilities include; family correspondence, group program support, meeting agenda preparation & minute taking, managing marketing materials for families, facilities and property maintenance, shared front desk reception responsibility, supporting new staff with administration processes and procedures and working with the broader Office Administration team to support the smooth running of administration across the organisation.

You will have excellent communication skills, enjoy a varied role with plenty of people contact, have a can-do friendly personality, demonstrated depth and breadth of administration experience, the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team, high attention to detail, proven meeting minute taking skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks.   In addition you will bring with you; advanced Microsoft office skills, excellent customer service skills and demonstrated initiative and ability to flex with changing priorities.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including health & wellbeing initiatives, NFP salary packaging, employee assistance program, and targeted individual development programs.

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 Tuesday 10th April addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, Human Resources & HR 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.

Family Support Team Supervisor

  • Not for profit sector, Malvern location
  • Be a part of a supportive, inclusive team
  • Part Time (4 days per week) 9 month contract

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.

Due to maternity leave, we have a contract opportunity for an experienced Clinical Supervisor to join our inclusive team of professional staff, based throughout Victoria, responsible for the delivery of psychosocial support to families.  With backgrounds in social work, psychology, family therapy and counselling, the team provides a range of family-centred programs including counselling, sibling support, trained volunteers, group work activities and bereavement support.

Based in Malvern, you will have the opportunity to provide clinical supervision and leadership including the implementation of performance appraisals and professional development plans to the metropolitan based Family Support Team, consisting of ten allied health professionals.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, family therapy or equivalent
  • Post graduate training in supervision practice
  • Relevant experience in community health or the disability sector
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of counselling theoretical frameworks
  • Demonstrated experience providing therapeutic interventions including formal counselling and emotional support to one or more family members
  • Extensive experience in providing supervision to allied health staff and engaging in performance development and review processes
  • Ability to work in collaboration with colleagues within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as the broader Very Special Kids community
  • A commitment to the purpose, values and philosophy of Very Special Kids

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, health and wellbeing support, a structured supervision support program and a targeted individual development plan.

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 Monday 2nd April addressing the key selection criteria 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.

Family Support Practitioner

  • Not for profit sector, Brunswick location
  • Be a part of a supportive, inclusive Family Support team
  • 4 days 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.  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 role available for an experienced practitioner to join our inclusive team of professional staff, based throughout Victoria, responsible for the delivery of psychosocial support to families.  With backgrounds in social work, psychology, family therapy and counselling, the team provides a range of family-centered programs including counselling, sibling support, trained volunteers, group work activities and bereavement support.

Based in our Brunswick office with one other Family Support Practitioner, this role will have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for an existing portfolio of families and support Malvern/Brunswick based group work programs.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, family therapy or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in community health or the disability sector
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake family assessments and to provide therapeutic intervention including formal and informal counselling
  • Proven program implementation skills including service planning, evaluation and quality improvement activities
  • Flexibility to work independently as well as within and across teams
  • A commitment to the purpose, values and philosophy of Very Special Kids
  • Current driver’s licence and willingness to travel

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, flexible working, a health and well being program, a structured supervision support program and targeted individual development plan.

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:  FSP Brunswick position description

Please apply in writing by the closing date of Sunday 18th March addressing the key selection criteria 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

  • Casual Bank & Part Time positions available
  • 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