- Job posted on: 31st Jul 2020
- Applications close:
Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) has been working with individuals and communities for over 40 years to resolve legal problems and improve legal responses. ECLC makes legal assistance available to those in the community who would not otherwise have access to a lawyer, whilst prioritising services and programs to people and communities experiencing disadvantage.
As a key member of ECLC’s SAGE program, the Family Violence Financial Counsellor will work as part of an integrated team including a community lawyer, family violence advocate and other professionals to assist in improving access to justice and support services for women who have experienced family violence. The Family Violence Financial Counsellor – SAGE will ideally have considerable experience with complex casework, advocacy and negotiation. They will also ideally have an interest for the development of the role within an integrated practice program, informing program policy and processes.
You will hold a Diploma of Financial Counselling or Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) and a current membership of Financial and Consumer Rights Council.
You will also have demonstrated experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment, particularly in family violence. You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions.
Specifically, you will have:
Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes candidates with experience of disability, and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.
Eastern Community Legal Centre has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.
Eastern Community Legal Centre is committed to supporting those within the workplace who are experiencing family violence and to create a workplace in which family violence has no place.
Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes applications from current volunteers of the Centre. It is the position of Eastern Community Legal Centre however, that a person cannot be engaged as both a paid employee and a volunteer of the Centre. Please note that if successful in the recruitment process, any current volunteer would be unable to continue in their volunteering role for the duration of their engagement.
Eastern Community Legal Centre reserves the right not to make an appointment in a position.
A full position description is available below.