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Current vacancies:

Registered & Endorsed Enrolled Nurses

  • PT, FT and casual bank positions available with Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice
  • Self Rostering System – Perm Days/Afternoon shifts or Perm Nights available

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 either a Registered Nurse or Endorsed Enrolled 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 and Endorsed Enrolled 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

 

Piggy Bank Appeal Assistant

  • 5 month contract (Mid July – End October)
  • 4 days per week
  • Work with a high performing, fun events team

The Piggy Bank Appeal is the biggest annual fundraiser for Very Special Kids and aims to raise over $1 million. The 20th annual Piggy Bank Appeal runs throughout the month of September with businesses, community groups and regional areas getting together to organise fundraising activities.

Working as part of a small dynamic cohesive team, this role will assist in coordinating and facilitating metropolitan and regional Piggy Bank Appeal trails during September including the Bourke Street Mall fundraising activities. The five giant Piggy Banks travel throughout Melbourne and Victoria, visiting hundreds of towns and suburbs to attend community events, collect donations and sell merchandise.
It also includes the coordination, distribution and reconciliation of Piggy Bank Appeal merchandise, event administration, and assist in developing and nurturing of relationships with Piggy Bank Appeal stakeholders i.e. partners, businesses, community groups and volunteers involved with fundraising events and activities.

To be considered you will have proven experience working on community events or in large-scale events coupled with experience in working with volunteers. You possess great attention to details and are savvy in prioritising tasks. In addition you will have demonstrated competency in mail merges, using database management software and high level skills in Excel. You will require an unrestricted driver’s license and be prepared to undergo a safe driver towing course. In addition, you will be a confident driver and will be required as part of the role to tow giant pigs. A one day driver training course will be provided on Saturday 24 June.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please take a look at the Piggy Bank Appeal Assistant 2017 position description.

Please apply in writing by the closing date of Friday 19th May addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, Human Resources & HR Manager, via jobs@vsk.org.au  NB. The successful applicant must be able to start on Monday 17th July.

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
Casual Bank positions available

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.