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Commonwealth Financial Counsellor - Tennant Creek

CatholicCare NT
  • SCHADS Award Level 6 - $97,209 trp (including salary $87,698)
  • Salary Packaging Option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Full-Time Position based in Tennant Creek
  • Remote Area Allowance
  • Relocation Assistance offered
  • Maternity Leave Contract 07.06.2021

We are looking for a Financial Counsellor to join our Financial Wellbeing & Capabilities Team in the Tennant Creek area.

The Commonwealth Financial Counsellor is responsible for providing direct case work or one on one intensive support through an in depth assessment of a person's financial situations to understand the extent of the persons financial difficulties and to identify options to address these. The Commonwealth Financial Counsellor encourages the person to participate in the planning and decision making process. The Commonwealth Financial Counsellor may also refer clients to other sources of support and assistance as necessary in order for the program to meet its objectives. This position works alongside of the FWC Case Managers across sites and provides them professional knowledge and support as required.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Helping people address immediate needs in times of financial crisis
  • Improving financial capability by helping people in personal financial difficulty to make informed choices to address their financial problems and by fostering the improved use and management of money
  • Assisting individuals, families and communities to navigate life transitions and/or financial stress or crisis which may negatively impact on their wellbeing
  • Improving financial resilience and pathways to mainstream financial services by providing access to savings and credit vehicles
  • Identifying effective methods of recognising families at risk of homelessness and providing early assistance to prevent family homelessness occurring
  • Implementing research and evaluation activities to contribute to programme and service improvement


At CatholicCare NT our employees have access to a range of benefits that help balance life at work and at home. These include professional development opportunities and health and wellbeing programs. To find out more about the benefits available to you when you join CatholicCare NT please visit our career website.

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website by clicking Apply Now.

Interviews Week of: 26 October

Safeguarding Children & Young People

"CatholicCare NT is committed to maintaining zero tolerance of child abuse and neglect, and the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people who access our activities, programs, services and facilities.

Employment is subject to obtaining a satisfactory National police check and Working with Children (Ochre) Card."

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