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Financial Counsellor


Employer: RMIT University
Work Type/s: Contract, Part Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Finance & Accounting, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: University & Higher Education
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 March, 2019.
Applications close: 19 March, 2019. (Expired)

  • Convenient CBD location
  • Part time - Fixed term role
  • $85,065 per annum + super (pro rata)

The Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Centre for Innovative Justice was established in 2012 to research, teach and promote modern and innovative ways of delivering justice both through formal court processes and within and across the broader justice system.

The role and your responsibilities

The Financial Counsellor supports the multidisciplinary practices based in the Mental Health Legal Centre and the Law and Advocacy Centre for Women to provide financial counselling services to women in the criminal justice system and who are impacted by a range of co-occurring issues, including gambling. The Financial Counsellor will also coordinate the student activities of the RMIT Financial Counselling students placed in the MHLC and LACW. This includes establishing protocols, developing and managing stakeholder relationships and referral pathways, overseeing student work and drafting reports.

Skills and experience required

  • As the ideal candidate, you will have demonstrated experience in developing programs and in supervising financial counselling students in a multidisciplinary environment in relation to case work, policy, law reform and research activities.
  • Relevant technical knowledge and paralegal skills concerning gambling-related credit and debt issues affecting women and a knowledge of their rights and obligations, will be highly regarded.
  • You are committed to human rights principles, understanding of the community legal assistance and financial counselling sectors, and the objectives of the Centre for Innovative Justice.
  • In addition, you have a proven ability to work with vulnerable female clients within a financial counselling framework and to recognise the ways in which other issues, particularly those related to social security, may interact with personal financial issues. Experience working with lawyers and/or social workers desirable. Security clearance to visit Corrections Victoria prison facility necessary.

Required:

Diploma of Financial Counselling or equivalent and be eligible for full membership of the Financial and Consumer Rights Council.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

How to apply for this job

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