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Family Violence Financial Counsellor - SAGE

Eastern Community Legal Centre
  • Part-time (4 days), ongoing position
  • Boronia Location with initial working from home arrangement due to current pandemic
  • Attractive employee benefits including tax effective salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year and on-site parking as well as flexible working options and flexi-time/time in lieu

About Us

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.

About the role

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.

Skills Required

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:

  • Thorough knowledge of relevant credit and debt legislation
  • Commitment to social justice and equality, particularly for women experiencing family violence
  • Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • High level written and oral communication skills

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.

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