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Financial Counsellor

Employer: EACH
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Mental Health & Counselling, Community Development, Finance & Accounting
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 March, 2019.
Applications close: 29 March, 2019.

We are seeking a qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Financial Counsellor to provide financial counselling assistance, support and advocacy to individuals who are experiencing financial hardship and financial difficulty

  • Part Time Position (3 days per week)
  • Boronia Location, Victoria
  • Not For Profit Salary Packaging Available

About the Role:

  • Provide professional financial counselling to the target group to reduce financial hardship and financial difficulties experienced and resulting from a range of factors including gambling related harm.
  • Provide a 'recovery focused' and 'harm minimisation' model of practice offering service options to clients and their affected others that is holistic and strengths based.
  • Identify and respond to the range of co-occurring mental health, social and primary health issues associated with financial hardship and gambling related harm to provide an integrated and collaborative care response within a multidisciplinary - Integrated Service Team (IST) Area Based structure.
  • Referral to other EACH services and relevant local service providers
  • Promotion of the service both within EACH and the broader community.

EACH provides:

  • A generalist financial counselling (FC) services in partnership with Anglicare Victoria, funded through Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV). EACH delivers this FC program in the Outer East catchment of Melbourne with Anglicare servicing the Inner East catchment.
  • A financial counselling stream as part of the Gambler's Help Eastern Program, with service locations in all 7 LGA's in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. This service is funded by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VGRF).
  • A generalist financial counselling stream funded through Local Government - Knox City Council

The successful candidate will be based in Boronia however may be required to work from any EACH site/s within the Eastern Metropolitan Region as determined by program need.

About You

You will require:

  • Diploma of Financial Counselling/ or equivalent, fully or partially completed or enrolled
  • Eligible for membership of the Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC)
  • Current Working with Children Check (employee card only)
  • Current Police Check, including international if relevant

Why You Should Apply?

Join a vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation committed to an integrated approach to service, and help make a positive difference in the lives of over forty thousand people each year. Values and the way we interact with each other and our customers are extremely important to us. We Care, We Listen, We Engage, We Deliver. We strive to provide seamless coordinated care. Whilst we are not there yet, we are constantly working on our processes with a commitment to service, advocacy and innovation to achieve this. We are situated within the community and in most cases close to major shopping precincts. We offer a family friendly workplace.

About EACH

A contemporary not-for-profit EACH provides a range of health disability, counselling and mental health services to the community. From humble beginnings established in the Outer East of Melbourne over 44 years ago, committed teams at EACH now consist of over 1300 staff across 65 sites throughout the eastern states of Australia. Together we support over 40 000 clients annually.

At EACH, our vision is for a healthy and inclusive community. Our values promote Customer Centricity, Social Justice, Service Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration - and these underpin the way we work and deliver our services. You can find out more about us here -

We recognise that not everyone experiences life equally. Our focus is about creating opportunities for equitable outcomes. No matter what someone's starting place, we will support them to achieve their goals.

We embrace diversity in all its forms and respect everyone's strength and contributions irrespective of gender, ethnicity, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and political views.

How to apply for this job

Next Steps:

Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter outlining their suitability for the role.

For a full position description and/or to apply online please visit our Careers Centre at and quote reference number: 4613951.

For specific information about the role, please contact: Jason Fitzgerald, Knox Integrated Service Team Lead, 03 8720 2500

Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted by 3 April 2019 Interviews are expected to take place from 8 April 2019.

Vacancy closes 5pm 29 March 2019.

We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusions brings, and in turn encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.

Please note that all appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre-employment safety screening checks including; Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks and APHRA Registration Check.