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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.

 

Registered Nurses 

  • Part time and casual bank 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 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 with a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria AND stating your AHPRA registration, Visa status if here on a working visa, how many shifts you can work per week and include an up to date resume to Katrina Hall, HR  Manager, Very Special Kids, 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.