Firmer Foundations – Capability Coach

  • Part Time
  • 1 year ago

Job Information

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    Category Professional Services
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    Posted On Mar 20 ,2018

Job Description

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 areas of expertise are, safety and resilience, educational pathways and financial security.

Firmer Foundations (FF) is a successful, innovative financial capability coaching program for women; conceived and developed by GSANZ.

FF responds to the financial disempowerment of women by providing targeted financial capability development supports to increase women’s financial skills, knowledge and confidence and to enable access to resources and supports for economic participation and financial stability. Outcomes in these areas are intended to increase women’s safety and wellbeing in the longer term, as women become less vulnerable to economic abuse and other forms of family violence. FF has a strong focus on the evaluation of its outcomes.

About the role

We require an experienced practitioner to implement and deliver the Firmer Foundations program on the Mornington Peninsula and to contribute to and monitor the evaluation of the program under the guidance and support of the Program and National Manager.  The program includes two demonstration partnership opportunities one in Shepparton and another in Springvale.

The role contributes to the development of Good Shepherd financial security services including Firmer Foundations, financial counselling, sector training and to broader GSANZ objectives.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a practical understanding of the community sector
  • Have a strong ethos of team collaboration
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • A current Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated behaviour consistent with GSANZ mission, policies and values
  • Be willing to undertake additional training as required

Mandatory Requirements and Qualifications

  1. Minimum Diploma level qualifications in social work, community development, coaching, financial counselling and/ or community education
  2. Experience working with women in or at risk of poverty, family violence, family breakdown or other women’s capability building services
  3. Experience in the provision of intake, assessment, case work.
  4. Experience facilitating group work
  5. Understanding of and/or experience in coaching
  6. Understanding of and experience in service provision of financial literacy information and education support
  7. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
  8. Commitment to personal and professional development

GSANZ is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to staff wellbeing; we offer a supportive work environment, ongoing professional development for staff, we encourage flexible working arrangements and provide access to Salary Packaging. This role is classified at Level 5 SCHADS 2010 Award.

To find out more about the role and to down load a copy of the position description please go to

Too apply please review the position description and email a short covering letter addressing the key selection criteria outlining your relevant skills and expertise along with a copy of your resume to

For any inquiries relating to the role please contact Jude Nicholson, Manager Financial Security

Applications close 5pm Sunday 18 March and should be emailed to

Good Shepherd is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment Working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia. GSANZ is an equal opportunity employer, people who identify as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander or other diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.