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Current Vacancies

Registered Nurses
  • Join our team as we prepare to reopen Very Special Kids House
  • Grow your nursing career in Paediatric and Palliative Care Nursing
  • Work in Victoria’s only children’s hospice
  • Multiple full and part time positions available (minimum 0.4 EFT)

Be more than a nurse at Very Special Kids – be you!

Are you looking to refresh in2023? To step away from the frontline post the COVID-19 Pandemic? Ready for a work-life reset?

We currently have a number of exciting opportunities for full and part time Registered Nurses to join our team. If you are passionate about caring for children and are seeking more purpose, fulfilment, and connection in your everyday work – Very Special Kids might be your perfect fit?

At Very Special Kids, we nurture and foster a culture where our team is empowered, supported and safe through the process of caring for children and families. As part of our diverse, expert team you will have access to education and training to enhance your personal and professional development; expert specialist resources; and the well-being support you need to make a bigger impact in the lives of children and their families.

The role will be located at our purpose built Very Special Kids House, located in Malvern which will open to our children in early 2023.  Our new state-of-the-art hospice (including hydro-therapy pool) will be a world class facility to support the complex needs of the children and young people in our care.  You will enjoy one of Melbourne’s most unique purpose-built workplaces, while you work side by side with our favourite team member – Jaffa our Therapy Dog.

About Very Special Kids:

At Very Special Kids, we believe that all children and young people have the right to a quality of life, no matter how long or short their life may be. We are a highly respected organisation with circa 100 employees and over 950 volunteers who provide essential, free-of-charge, palliative care services for children and young people living with a life-liming condition.  Very Special Kids provides specialist services for the whole family, including counselling, peer support, bereavement support and respite and end of life care at Victoria’s only hospice for children and young people.
Working in our Hospice, the Registered Nurse is responsible for:

  • Ensuring all clinical nursing practice and delivery of care of the shift is consistent with Very Special Kids and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Standards, NSQHS Standards and accepts responsibility for professional activities that support service delivery and the professional development of self and others.
  • Providing comprehensive, safe, evidence-based practice to facilitate optimal care; performing self-assessment of scope of practice and competence related to assigned responsibilities.
  • Provision of high-quality care to the children and families accessing Very Special Kids House is demonstrated.
  • Works effectively as a hands-on part of a skilled, creative, professional, and compassionate team.

Our preference is that you will be a Registered Nurse with at least 2 + years post-graduation Registered Nursing experience, however if you have less experience but have a passion for providing holistic, family centred care we welcome your application.
Very Special Kids offers its employees a unique and rewarding environment including a supportive team, beautiful setting conveniently located to shops, parking and transport in Malvern, salary packaging, health & wellbeing initiatives, and targeted individual development plans.  Note, the role will be based at Monash Children’s Hospital during the rebuild of the Hospice due to be completed early 2023.

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 below.

Click here for position description.

Applications are open until Friday 17 December. Please include a cover letter, addressing the key selection criteria and an updated copy of your resume to jobs@vsk.org.au. We will review applications as they are received.

Very Special Kids is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all staff to have Working with Children Check, Police Record Checks and evidence to demonstrate vaccination against COVID-19.

Personal Care Workers
  • Join our team as we prepare to reopen Very Special Kids House
  • Full and part time positions available
  • Work in Victoria’s only children’s hospice

Are you looking to refresh in2023? To step away from the frontline post the COVID-19 Pandemic? Ready for a work-life reset?

We currently have multiple positions available for full and part time Personal Care Workers to join our team. If you are passionate about caring for children and are seeking more purpose, fulfilment, and connection in your everyday work – Very Special Kids might be your perfect fit?

At Very Special Kids, we nurture and foster a culture where our team is empowered, supported and safe through the process of caring for children and families. As part of our diverse, expert team you will have access to education and training to enhance your personal and professional development; expert specialist resources; and the well-being support you need to make a bigger impact in the lives of children and their families.

The role will be located at our purpose built Very Special Kids House, located in Malvern which will open to our children in early 2023.  Our new state-of-the-art hospice (including hydro-therapy pool) will be a world class facility to support the complex needs of the children and young people in our care.  Once completed, you will enjoy one of Melbourne’s most unique purpose-built workplaces, while you work side by side with our favourite team member – Jaffa our Therapy Dog.

About Very Special Kids:

At Very Special Kids, we believe that all children and young people have the right to a quality of life, no matter how long or short their life may be. We are a highly respected organisation with circa 100 employees and over 950 volunteers who provide essential, free-of-charge, palliative care services for children and young people living with a life-liming condition.  Very Special Kids provides specialist services for the whole family, including counselling, peer support, bereavement support and respite or end of life care at Victoria’s only hospice for children and young people.

Working in the Sister Margaret Noone Hospice, Personal Care Workers are responsible for:

  • The delivery of individualised, high quality holistic care to children and young people and their families accessing Very Special Kids
  • Working effectively as part of a skilled, creative, professional, and compassionate team.
  • Participate in the coordination of play, therapies and activities for the children and young people at Very Special Kids
  • Assist and support the Allied Health and Nursing team in the delivery of programmes and care.

Our preference is that you will have at least 12 months previous experience working with children within the disability, complex care, palliative care sector and a Cert III in Disability or similar qualification. If you have less experience but have a passion for providing holistic, family centred care we welcome your application.

Very Special Kids offers its employees a unique and rewarding environment including a supportive team, beautiful setting conveniently located to shops, parking and transport in Malvern, salary packaging, health & wellbeing initiatives, and targeted individual development plans.  Note, the role will be based at Monash Children’s Hospital during the rebuild of the Hospice due to be completed early 2023.

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 below.

Click here for position description.

Applications are open until Friday 17 DecemberPlease include a cover letter, addressing the key selection criteria and an updated copy of your resume to jobs@vsk.org.au. We will review applications as they are received.

Very Special Kids is committed to providing a child-safe environment and requires all staff to have Working with Children Check, Police Record Checks and evidence to demonstrate vaccination against COVID-19.