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Financial Counsellor

Organisation : Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Location : Melbourne (St Albans)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Women

Salary type : Annual Package + Commission

Application closing date : 24 Sep, 2019

About the role

This 6 month fixed term contract will provide intensive support and in-depth phone and/or face to face assessment of a person’s financial situation.

About the role

This role will provide intensive support and in-depth phone and/or face to face assessment of a person’s financial situation, short term case work, advocacy and the identification of options to address financial concerns. Financial counsellors may undertake a triage process, prioritising and referring clients to other sources of support and assistance as necessary and can provide consultation to other services, and are responsible to maintain timely and accurate file records.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Qualification in the Diploma of Financial Counselling, with current membership of the Financial Counsellors Association of Victoria or equivalent peak body
  • Demonstrated experience working as a financial counsellor, including through the provision of a phone-based service
  • An effective understanding of financial disadvantage and exclusion in Australia and its impacts
  • Financial Counsellors Australia accredited
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

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. All of our services are informed by the latest evidence and research and adopt a best practice approach. We are committed to continuous improvement, innovation and delivering measurable outcomes. 

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand [GSANZ] is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to staff wellbeing. We offer a supportive work environment, ongoing professional development for staff and a competitive remuneration package. We encourage flexible working arrangements and provide access to salary packaging.

How to apply for this role

Position Description : PD Financial Counsellor - August 2019

To apply please review the position description submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand 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.


Please quote in application: Financial Counsellor via Pro Bono Australia.


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