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Financial Counsellor - Family Violence - Warrnambool

Bethany Community Support

About us:

At Bethany we value people and build upon their strengths. We are innovative and for over 150 years we have been supporting individuals within the community by developing new ways of working to make a difference. We have a broad range of programs from providing early childhood education and care through our 22 Kindergartens, to tailored community services to support children and families wellbeing.

About the role:

Bethany is seeking a Financial Counsellor with experience working in the area of family violence and economic abuse to join our experienced Financial Counselling team based in Warrnambool. The position is part time ongoing (0.8 FTE) and will be co-located one day a week at a specialist family violence service. The position is also responsible for providing generalist financial counselling and financial counselling for people impacted by gambling related harm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct financial counselling support services for service users who have/are experiencing family violence, gambling harm or other issues utilising a developmental framework which empowers service users and strengthens their resilience.
  • Undertake the role of a financial counsellor including assessment and referral, negotiation and advocacy with creditors.
  • Provide individual, group and community based financial literacy sessions and education to improve financial wellbeing and resilience.
  • Provide financial counselling information and secondary consultation services for professionals especially those working in the family violence sector.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Advocates and champions to achieve positive change
  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion.
  • Leads a culture of respectful relationships and behaviour across the organisation.
  • Is truthful and ethical and leads and reinforces expected standards of behaviour at all times.
  • Generates ideas and solutions and takes advantage of new and emerging opportunities
  • Creates and sustains dynamic and productive relationships to maximise outcomes

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging as per the ATO regulations
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity and for a copy of the position description, please click Apply Now to visit our website and submit your application addressing the selection criteria. For further information, contact Annette Devereaux on (03) 5278 8122.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds.

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