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Current vacancies:

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 by the closing date of Friday 2nd 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.

Fundraising Lead – Events

  • Manage a suite of high profile Fundraising Events
  • Be a part of a high performing Fundraising team
  • Full time or Part Time (30-37.5 hours per week)

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.

We are currently seeking an events lead to manage and coordinate our 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge, Autumn Classic, Annual Fair, Fashion Sale and support the successful running of our other internally managed events.

Ideally you will come from a not for profit community or charitable organisation and have demonstrated experience in successfully managing large scale outdoor fundraising events, including managing large teams or relevant large scale project management experience.  In addition you will be super organised, a great communicator with people of all levels, attention to detail will be a key strength, you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty; coupled with solid strategic planning, reporting and peer to peer platforms and excellent database management software skills.

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, flexible working, health & wellbeing program, 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 by the closing date of Tuesday 23rd July with a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description and a copy of your resume 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.

Intake & Assessment Coordinator

  • Maternity Leave role in Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice
  • 10 month Fixed term contract role
  • M-F Office hours and NFP salary packaging

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 maternity leave, we have an exciting role in our Hospice Management team.  As the Intake & Assessment Coordinator you will develop strong connections with external referrers and process all external referrals.  In partnership with the Family Support team, you will complete assessments with newly registered families and coordinate the Hospice Booking system for all families accessing the Hospice.  The role will also participate in the Royal Flying Doctors Service partnership and attend admissions and discharges conducted in regional Victoria locations.

To be successful you will be a Registered Nurse who works collaboratively, with demonstrated experience in working with children who have complex healthcare needs and/or a disability.  You will have advanced assessment, intervention and review skills and a commitment to the provision of family centred based care.  Your communication and interpersonal skills will be well honed coupled with advanced computer skills including database management and administration.

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, flexible working, health & wellbeing program, 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 by the closing date of 21 July 2019 with a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria in the position description and a copy of your resume 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.

Marketing & Communications Manager

  • Exciting leadership opportunity to manage the overall brand and organisation wide communications
  • Be a part of a dynamic and high performing Fundraising and Communications team
  • High profile NFP based in Malvern

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.

Reporting to the GM – Fundraising & Communications, we currently have a rewarding opportunity for a senior Marketing & Communications Manager to join us and take the lead on all components of the marketing and communication plan.  You will manage the overall brand, organisation wide communications, advocacy, media and government relations, digital and ambassador program.  Through your team’s success you will support the organisation in raising awareness and increasing engagement to achieve financial outcomes.

To be a success, you will bring:

  • Demonstrated depth and breadth of experience in marketing, communications &/or public relations;
  • Extensive experience developing and delivering overarching marketing and communications strategies;
  • Success in planning and executing integrated campaigns across multiple channels
  • Strong digital media and marketing capability, identifying effective platforms and channels to increase engagement, awareness and reach and building a comprehensive digital roadmap;
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills;
  • Prior experience in the not-for-profit or health sector is desirable and would be a bonus.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a unique rewarding environment including a highly engaged and supportive team, the opportunity to connect with a very special cause, full NFP salary packaging, flexible working (yes – all the managers truly get this and live and breathe it), a beautiful setting conveniently located to shops, parking and transport in Malvern, 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 by Friday 5 July, addressing the key selection criteria in the position description including a cover letter to Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager, via jobs@vsk.org.au  .  Please note, early applications are encouraged as interviews will commence immediately rather than waiting until 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.

 

 

Quality Project Officer/Consultant

  • Not for profit healthcare sector, Malvern location
  • Negotiable 2-3 days per week, 9 month consulting assignment/fixed term contract with flexible hours to commence by early July
  • Drive implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2nd edition)

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.

We are seeking an experienced part-time Quality Project Officer/Consultant to implement the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2nd edition). The organisation is well placed to move to the 2nd edition of the Standards, having successfully attained accreditation against the 1st edition at the end of 2018.

To be successful in this role you will have prior experience working with the NSQHS Standards in a health care setting and will bring:

  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in healthcare quality management systems and preparation for accreditation
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and documenting evidence and any gaps against the Standards and developing actions to address these gaps
  • Demonstrated ability in supporting the implementation of continuous quality improvement activities
  • Expertise in developing and writing policies and procedures within a health care setting
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with managers and clinical staff
  • Ability to provide staff training on the Standards and present information at team meetings

Very Special Kids offers its employees a supportive and rewarding environment including salary packaging, flexible working, a health and wellbeing program and the opportunity to connect with a very special cause.

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.

We are looking to recruit as soon as possible, so please apply in writing by the closing date of Thursday 20th June addressing the key selection criteria to Katrina Hall, Human Resources Manager via jobs@vsk.org.au . Please note, early applications are encouraged as interviews will commence immediately rather than waiting until 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 Nurses – Casual Bank

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 lead 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 part of our team, you will be a Registered Nurse with at least 2 + years post graduation Registered Nursing experience; preferably with experience in paediatrics or palliative care.   You will have a passion for providing holistic, family centred care and experience working with children, families and volunteers within a health setting is desirable.
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, flexible working, health & wellbeing program, 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 by 20 June, 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 encouraged as interviews will commence immediately rather than waiting until 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 night shift 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