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Financial Counsellor Senior Practitioner - Family Violence Specialist


Employer: Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
Work Type/s: Full Time, Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Women's Organisations & Services, Finance & Accounting, Management, Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 10 September, 2019.
Applications close: 24 September, 2019.

  • Part Time – 0.9 EFT
  • St Albans
  • Salary packaging available
  • Commit to creating equal communities for women & girls
  • Lead teams in the development of high-quality family violence practice
  • Contribute to the development of financial security services

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.

About the role:

The Financial Counsellor Senior Practitioner role is first level of team leadership. The role is responsible for providing organisational supervision, line management and support to financial counsellors with less than 6 years financial counselling experience; undertaking financial counselling case work (telephone and face-to-face) and providing specialist family violence counselling.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Diploma of Financial Counselling
  • Minimum 6 years Financial Counselling experience
  • FCRC Supervision training
  • Current registration with FCRC
  • Willingness to work from multiple locations
  • Demonstrated understanding of the community sector
  • Strong ethos of team collaboration
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • A current Driver’s License

Key selection criteria:

  • Minimum Diploma level qualifications in financial counselling
  • Minimum 6 years Financial Counselling experience
  • Attended the FCRC Supervision training and registered on their website as a supervisor
  • Willingness to work from multiple locations
  • Experience working with clients in or at risk of poverty, family violence, family breakdown or other capability building
  • Demonstrated experience in family violence financial counselling
  • Significant experience in the provision of intake, assessment, case work
  • Understanding of and experience in service provision of financial counselling, financial literacy development, advocacy and referral
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Commitment to personal and professional development
How to apply for this job

To apply please review the attached position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au, using the subject line: Financial Counsellor Senior Practitioner - Family Violence Specialist application via EthicalJobs. 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.

Applications will be considered as soon 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.

Supporting materials  PD - Senior Practitioner Financial Counselling Family Violence Final.pdf