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Financial Counsellor - Tennant Creek

CatholicCare NT
  • SCHADS Award Level 6 - $100,248 trp (including salary $90,439)
  • Salary Packaging Option (up to an additional $15,895 p/a)
  • Full Time Position based in Tennant Creek
  • Remote Area Allowance
  • Relocation Assistance offered

We are looking for a Financial Counsellor to join our FWC team in Tennant Creek, NT

CCNT provides an integrated Financial Counselling, Capability and Resilience hubs throughout the NT. Our model is led by a team of FWC workers that comprise of Financial Counsellors, and FWC Case Managers, who contribute to improved outcomes for vulnerable people, families and communities by:

  • 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, and
  • Implementing research and evaluation activities to contribute to programme and service improvement.

Key Responsibilities include:

The 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 Financial Counsellor encourages the person to participate in the planning and decision making process. The 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.

For a full role description including key selection criteria, please visit our careers website. www.catholiccarentcareers.org.au.

Applications only progress if made directly through our CatholiCare NT website. Expressions of interest from third party job boards are not considered as genuine applications.

Interviews Week of: 01 March 2021



The Northern Territory is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world.

Tennant Creek is located between Alice Springs and Katherine situated in the Barkly Tableland, which has seen the rise of many Australian premier cattle stations. The traditional owners are the Warumungu people. Tennant Creek is situated near the popular tourist destination the Devils Marbles and hosts the Desert Harmony Festival each year.

In this role, you will have the privilege of working closely with local families and the experience of immersing yourself in an amazing part of the world.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, other cultures and grow professionally at the same time as making a positive difference in the lives of others.


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.

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. If you have lived overseas for 12 consecutive months or more as an adult you will be required to obtain a satisfactory International Criminal History Check.

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