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Financial Counsellor

Circle Green Community Legal

Use your Financial Counselling skills to support positive outcomes for vulnerable people!


  • Part Time opportunity (0.6 FTE)
  • Contract period to 31 December 2025
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Additional paid leave – up to 10 days inclusive of public holidays over the Christmas/New Year period


Circle Green Community Legal (Circle Green) is a not-for-profit community legal centre providing state-wide specialist legal services in employment, workplace discrimination, residential tenancy law, family and domestic violence, and humanitarian services.

Our Purpose is to create a system, place, and space to ensure a safety net of best practice legal advice, education, and advocacy in our specialist fields.


Fair and equitable - We are committed to creating access to legal advice, education and advocacy so human and social rights can be upheld.

Holistic - We deliver wraparound support that addresses people’s needs to enable access to justice.

Collaborate for change - We are stronger together. We collaborate with our clients, staff, partners, and government. We welcome partners who create better access to justice and permanent solutions.

Regenerate - We create a support system for each other so we can create a better world.


This role is funded through a grant from the Financial Counselling Foundation to deliver financial counselling services to tenants in private rental accommodation who are experiencing or at risk of financial hardship.

The Financial Counsellor will deliver high quality financial counselling services to eligible clients. This will include assessment of financial situations to provide short- and long-term solutions, including the provision of information, advice, and practical assistance to meet positive outcomes and increase financial literacy and well-being.

Reporting to the Principal Lawyer and as part of the Tenancy stream, you would work closely with lawyers and other team members delivering legal and non-legal support services to provide clients with trauma-informed, effective, and streamlined services. A client-centred approach and a commitment to ensuring high quality services are provided to vulnerable people are essential.

You will make a difference by:

  • Delivering effective financial counselling through phone and in person appointments.
  • Conducting assessments of financial situations and provide discrete or ongoing assistance to clients as required.
  • Facilitating referrals and providing related advocacy services.
  • Helping clients increase financial knowledge, skills and resilience.
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders including other community legal centres delivering tenancy advice services, to develop good referral pathways and enhance service provision to optimise client outcomes.
  • Contributing to the development of community education activities that increase financial resilience and related issues.
  • Contributing to development of resources and relevant publication activities
  • Representing Circle Green as necessary, growing appropriate partnerships, networks and industry contacts.
  • Maintaining accurate client data and records of assistance provided in relevant databases.


We are seeking an experienced Financial Counsellor with a genuine interest to make a difference to the lives of the people we work with. Experience working in a community legal centre or other multi-disciplinary environment is beneficial.

Shortlisted candidates will have:

  • A Diploma in Financial Counselling and a member, or eligible to become a member, of the Financial Counsellors’ Association of Western Australia.
  • Experience in supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to understand and convey complex concepts to people from diverse social, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Understanding of the social issues facing financially disadvantaged clients and their families.
  • Ability to recognise the ways in which legal issues may interact with financial and other non-legal issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of social justice and human rights.
  • Ability to effectively time manage a high and diverse workload.
  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative and effective team member.

For a full list of the position description and selection criteria, please view the position description attached.

Working at Circle Green means working for a purpose. Join a team of passionate and diverse, like-minded individuals committed to creating accessible justice, and providing best practice legal services in our specialist field.

If you have any questions or would like to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Human Resources at (08) 6148 3648 or by email to [email protected], using the subject line: Financial Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Please click Apply Now to submit your application.

Circle Green is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that values and supports all individuals. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, people from the LGBTIQA+ community, and people with disabilities.

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