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Firmer Foundations Financial Capability Coaching Team Leader


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

Job posted on: 12 February, 2019.
Applications close: 26 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Exciting innovative facilitation and coaching opportunity
  • Marrickville base
  • Part Time, 0.6 EFT contract to June 30 2021

Share our passion for supporting women and children to be safe, strong and resilient and feel great knowing you’ve made a difference in other people’s lives! Enjoy a rewarding career with us. Make the most of our competitive remuneration, and flexible work options.

Firmer Foundations is a successful, innovative financial capability coaching program for women; conceived and developed by GSANZ, in consultation with women who participate in the program.

Firmer Foundations aims to increase women’s financial wellbeing and reduce their risk of entering or returning to violent or abusive relationships by building the agency of women to address personal and structural economic barriers. Firmer Foundations responds to the financial disempowerment and vulnerability of women by providing targeted financial capability development and support to increase financial skills, knowledge and confidence and to enable access to resources for economic participation and financial stability. A critical component of Firmer Foundations is the coaching approach that affirms women’s strengths and skills, supporting them to identify and achieve their own goals, as experts in their own life.

Firmer Foundations has a strong focus on the evaluation of its outcomes, 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. Firmer Foundations works in partnership with other women’s services, using a co-facilitation model to co-deliver workshops and groups.

About the Role

Firmer Foundations is now commencing in metropolitan Sydney. We require an experienced Team Leader to deliver the Firmer Foundations program. The right person will have the capacity to build strong relationships with partner agencies, support program marketing and to provide inclusive support to women. The role will deliver high quality financial coaching services, including workshops, groups and individual coaching, to build the financial capability of women.

The Team Leader will support and monitor the work of the Financial Capability Coach, participate in program delivery and support the evaluation of the program, under the guidance of the National Manager and the Advisory Group. The role contributes to the development of Good Shepherd objectives with a focus on Financial Security Services, which include Firmer Foundations, financial counselling, corporate and community sector training.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Working with women in, or at risk of, poverty, family violence or family breakdown, including women from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds
  • Partnering with external agencies for high quality program delivery
  • Monitoring program delivery and outcomes in line with funding requirements
  • Delivering group facilitation, consistent with adult learning principles
  • Conducting client interviews, assessment, coaching and/or counselling
  • Providing professional supervision

Skills and attributes

  • A strong ethos of team collaboration, flexibility and initiative, with demonstrated practice in financial literacy or capability building
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written skills, including correspondence, case notes, records and data entry
  • Demonstrated behaviours consistent with GSANZ mission, policies and values
  • Commitment to personal and professional development; and to the development of others.

Qualifications and Legislative Checks

  • Minimum Diploma level qualifications in social work, community development, coaching, financial counselling and/or community education
  • Willing to undertake additional training as required
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)
  • A current Driver’s License

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 7 SCHADS 2010 Award.

How to apply for this job

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