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Communications Coordinator
Full time – Malvern office 

We currently have a rewarding opportunity for a Communications Coordinator who is responsible for raising the profile of Very Special Kids through the delivery of media and communications activities. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Lead, the major responsibility of the role is to plan and coordinate communications content, generate traditional and social media coverage and also includes production of online communication materials, such as website content and electronic newsletters.

As well as promoting the services Very Special Kids provides to families, the Communications Coordinator plays an integral part in ensuring the success of our fundraising initiatives. Media coverage and spreading the word about our partner programs and community events will help us raise $1 million for the annual Piggy Bank Appeal, in addition to other fundraising events such as the 24-Hour Treadmill Challenge, Fashion Sales, and Footy Fever Debate.

Ideally, you will be tertiary qualified and have previous professional experience in a communications, public relations or marketing role. You will have a history of generating media coverage through an existing list of media contacts, as well as being proficient in planning, integrating and implementing communications activities across multiple platforms including; social media programs and websites. Skills in website content management systems and electronic newsletter programs will be beneficial. Prior experience in the not-for-profit or health sector is desirable, but not essential.

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

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please take a look at the Communications Coordinator position description

Please apply in writing by the closing date of Friday 14 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.

 

 

Personal Care Worker
2 part-time positions available (3 shifts minimum per week)

Would you enjoy the challenge of working for a unique organisation with the philosophy of providing holistic care to life threatened children and their families? These positions are now available and with our staff/patient ratio of 1:2 allows the opportunity for high quality care.

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.  The hospice provides planned and emergency respite and end of life care.

Working in this setting is a unique and rewarding experience.  Our carers work in close relationship with our staff and the children to provide high quality general nursing care to children in the Hospice.

To be successful in this role you will have customer service skills coupled ideally with Cert III in Disability or similar qualification.  You may have experience in paediatrics or disability and have a genuine interest in working with children and families in a health setting.  As is a passion for and commitment to providing holistic, family centred care.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, health & wellbeing program and targeted individual development plans.

Download the Personal Care Worker Grade 1 position description
Download the Personal Care Worker Grade 2 position description

Please apply in writing by 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.