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Volunteer Coordinator

  • High profile Victorian Charity based in Malvern
  • Join 2017 Volunteering Victoria’s Excellence Award Winner
  • 22.5 hours per week part time position, 12 mth fixed term contract with a view to perm

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.

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.

Due to organisational growth, we have an exciting newly created role in our award winning Volunteer Program.  As the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator you will manage the orientation, placement, rostering and supervision of our motivated and highly skilled Hospice volunteers and children’s programs involving volunteers.

To be a success you will bring with you demonstrated experience in developing dynamic, impactful volunteer programs coupled with supervision and support of volunteers experience.  In addition, you will have worked with children with issues related to health and/or disability.  People describe you as a great communicator who builds strong relationships with people from all backgrounds and levels.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, flexible working, health & wellbeing program, 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 on our website.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please take a look at the PD here.

Please apply in writing by the closing date of Monday 20th August addressing the key selection criteria in the position description to Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager, via jobs@vsk.org.au .  Please note, early applications are recommended as interviews may commence before the end of the closing date.

 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
  • 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