Current Vacancies

Financial Counsellor

Apply Job no: 501998
Work type: Part Time
Location: Regional Victoria – Gippsland
Categories: Financial Counselling

  • Join a team that is making a difference to their client lives
  • Work with vulnerable individuals in the community who are experiencing financial difficulties
  • Part time - ongoing

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position: 

The Gippsland Financial Counselling program offers a comprehensive financial counselling service to clients who are experiencing financial difficulties and are financially vulnerable or disadvantaged. The program works across the region to develop, coordinate, and deliver services which promote access to affordable credit & financial services as a basic element of citizenship, essential to participation in society. The financial counsellors act without conflict of interest, to negotiate and advocate on behalf of people who are at financial risk. Financial counsellors, during the counselling process are able to educate and pass on skills to clients as to their rights and responsibilities when using credit and other marketplace services and empower the client through this knowledge.

The counsellor treats the concerns of the client in a holistic manner, viewing the social and health issues alongside the financial problems and assisting with appropriate referrals to community services.

  • To provide a free and confidential service to individuals and families who are experiencing financial difficulty through a combination of information, casework, and secondary consultations.
  • To participate in community education programs for the purpose of raising awareness of financial issues including the provision of information and resource materials to individuals in the community, groups, schools etc.
  • To provide an outreach service in order to ensure service accessibility.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • Completed Diploma of Community Services – Financial Counselling
  • Membership of the Financial and Consumer Rights Council
  • Experience in Financial Counselling and a thorough knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to financial issues.
  • Highly developed skills in advocacy and negotiation
  • Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma
  • Experience working with individuals who have experienced Family Violence is beneficial.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Detailed Position Description:  Download File PD_Financial Councillors_Gippsland_Part time_Aug 2019.pdf

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Team Leader Rachel Tobias on 51359555.

Applications close Wednesday 21st August 2019.  

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

 

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