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Current vacancies:

Family Support Practitioner

  • Loddon Mallee region
  • Part time – 3 days per week
  • Attractive salary packaging

Very Special Kids provides holistic care for Victorian families facing the potential death of a child with a life limiting condition.  We provide; counselling and emotional support for the whole family, medically-supported respite care and end of life care and long term bereavement support.   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 an opportunity for an experienced clinician to be part of an 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 Long Gully, working autonomously, you will have the opportunity to improve the quality of life for your portfolio of Victorian Families and have ownership for group work programs.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, family therapy or equivalent
  • Relevant experience in grief and loss, disability support or in the health care field
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake family assessments and to provide therapeutic intervention including formal and informal counselling
  • Proven experience in building community relationships and presentation skills
  • 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, car and be able to travel regularly

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, a health and wellbeing program, free parking on site, a structured supervision support program and a 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.

Please apply in writing by Friday 1 November with a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description and a copy of your resume to 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

  • Part time positions available
  • Rewarding role in an inclusive team
  • Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice

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. Reporting into the Registered Nurse on shift with our staff/patient ratio of 1:2, allows the unique opportunity for high quality care and a rewarding experience.  Our carers work closely with our Registered Nurses and volunteers to ensure the provision of high quality general nursing care to children in the Hospice.

To be successful in this role you will have experience in paediatrics or disability ideally with Cert III in Disability or similar qualification.  In addition you will have a passion for and commitment to providing holistic, family centred care.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including a supportive team, unique beautiful setting conveniently located to shops, parking and transport in Malvern, salary packaging, health & wellbeing initiatives 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 here.

Please apply in writing with a cover letter and resume 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.