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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 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.

Infection Prevention and Control Nurse

  • Part time flexible hours
  • IPC circa 8 hours per week + 2 registered nurse shifts

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.

This position will oversee and provide guidance in ensuring the best practice of Infection Control is delivered to a high standard at all times.  You will manage and develop the existing infection control processes, procedures, auditing and other requirements in accordance with relevant NSQHSS legislation and HICMR guidelines.  Duties will include:

  • Be the main point of contact for any advice, guidance and carry out required risk assessments when needed
  • Preparation of reports, audits, statistics and recommendations on observations and best practice
  • Strategic planning on improvement methods
  • Be the Lead on the Standard 3 NSQHSS accreditation committee in the next audit

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced clinical registered nurse and preferably have some exposure to paediatrics and/ or palliative care nursing.  In addition, you will bring a depth of experience working within an Infection Control Capacity.  You will have excellent IT and record management skills and the proven ability to work autonomously.  A 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.

 

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 IPC position description and registered nurse position description.

Please apply by Wednesday 8 January 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.