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Current Vacancies

Occupational Therapist
  • Newly created role due to new funding in Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice
  • 10 hours per week – ideally 2 x 5 hour shifts (one Saturday shift) 12 month fixed term contract
  • Rewarding role in an inclusive team

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 a funding grant, we have an exciting newly created fixed term role in our Hospice team.  The Occupational Therapist will work closely alongside our multi-disciplinary team to enable children to actively participate in all aspects of their daily routine; including responsibility for developing and implementing developmentally appropriate therapeutic and medical therapies in the Hospice for children with complex health needs.

To be successful you will have tertiary qualifications Occupational Therapy and current registration with the AHPRA coupled with a minimum of 2 years demonstrable experience of working in paediatrics/palliative care, or special needs setting with children who have complex health needs, current membership or evidence of eligibility for membership Occupational Therapy Australia.

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 on our website.

Please apply in writing by the closing date of Friday 31 July 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.