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Hospice Manager

Very Special Kids
  • Key leadership role in a brand new world class paediatric palliative care Hospice
  • Victoria’s only Children’s Hospice

Very Special Kids provides holistic care for Victorian families facing the potential death of a child with a life limiting condition. We provide; counselling and emotional support for the whole family, medically-supported respite care and end of life care and long-term bereavement support. Our free-of-charge services help more than 850 families across Victoria, with ongoing support, from the child’s diagnosis all the way through to bereavement or the child joining adult services.

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.

In 2021 we are embarking on our single biggest service improvement project; a hospice rebuild to deliver a new world class centre and ensure the highest level of internationally led best practice care can be delivered.

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative, change leader to join our management team as the Hospice Manager as we embark on this exciting chapter in Very Special Kids’ journey.

You will be a proven highly visible leader, capable of engaging and leading a team successfully through change. Quality and family centred care will be central to your focus; coupled with highly effective stakeholder relationship skills and communication skills. Working with a dedicated, caring and skilled team; the role is challenging but rewarding and represents a fantastic opportunity for the right person.

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. Note, the role will be based at Monash Children’s Hospital during the rebuild of the Hospice due to commence in August 2021 for the period of the rebuild project.

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 and view more information on our website www.vsk.org.au.

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