Financial Counsellor

  • Trades and Services
  • Part Time
  • 5 years ago

Job Information

Job Description

  • Part time (0.6) contract role until 30 June 2017
  • Mornington Peninsula location

Around the world the Good Shepherd network is working to create just and equal communities where women and girls can live full, safe lives. We have been committed to our mission for nearly 200 years, working strongly for social change. Wherever we are, we strive to team up with people who share our mission, vision and passion for social justice because the need is still great.

Our Financial security team is aimed at strengthening communities via financial inclusion frameworks, models and advocacy.  Financial security programs include financial counselling and the microfinance programs of NILS® (No Interest Loans Scheme), StepUP and AddsUp loans.

About the role:

We require an experienced Financial Counsellor to undertake case work and provide information and options to low income and vulnerable families and individuals who are experiencing financial difficulties.

You must have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of those from culturally diverse and indigenous backgrounds, disabilities and low levels of literacy.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling).
  • Have demonstrated experience in intake, assessment and case work, and providing advice to clients in relation to resolving financial hardship.
  • Be knowledgeable of legislation and government policies relevant to financial services and counselling.
  • Have demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with other workers both, internally and externally, and independently as required.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication (written, verbal & presentations), numeracy/financial literacy, negotiation and advocacy skills.

For more information on the Good Shepherd and the role please visit our website:

To apply please send a brief letter addressing the selection criteria, found in the position description along with your CV

Applications close COB Wednesday 30th March.

For a confidential discussion call Sally Edwards, Program Manager, on 0418 917 932.

Employment is subject to a current employment Working with Children Check, Police Record Check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

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