- Job posted on: 18th Jun 2021
- Applications close:
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. Leading the shift with our staff/patient ratio of 1:2, allows the unique opportunity for high quality care and a rewarding experience.
In addition, experience working with children and families is desirable, as is post graduate qualifications/working towards/ or preparedness to work towards same, in palliative 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.
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 attached and for more information visit our website: www.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.