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Current vacancies:

Registered & Endorsed Enrolled Nurses

  • PT and casual bank positions available with Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice
  • Self Rostering System – Perm Night shifts 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

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.