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Financial Counsellor

Family Life
  • Full Time, Fixed Term 12 Month Contract
  • $82,774.64 - $86,529.04 (negotiable depending on skills and experience) plus superannuation per annum
  • Frankston with some travel to other sites

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities

Who we are

Family Life is a specialist family services organisation known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach. Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

Family Life is a growing organisation that is recognised for its innovative approach and has been named in the Top 10 Give Easy Innovation Index for 2018 and 2019. Family Life was awarded an Australian Crime Prevention Award in 2018 for Meaningful Community Change for leading the ‘Together We Can’ collective impact project which saw a significant drop in reported incidents of family violence over the life of the project in Cardinia Shire.

Family Life is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual who embodies the Family Life Way principles to deliver trauma informed support to our clients and achieve positive outcomes for communities.

What we offer

Family Life team members have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including Rostered Day Off and Purchased Leave schemes), Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position

The Financial Counsellor role is a Full Time, Fixed Term Contract position based at Frankston and provides Family Life’s integrated, holistic, trauma-informed, evidence-based counselling and support and referrals to separated families in need of financial support. The role is responsible for providing independent, impartial financial advice to clients accessing the Family Relationship Centre (FRC).

A day in the life of this position includes:

  • Providing financial counselling, referrals, case coordination services to families.
  • Conducting professional intake and assessments for children and families.
  • Assessing client’s financial situation, providing information and support.
  • Facilitating group sessions for FRC clients.
  • Maintaining professional documentation and administrative systems.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for a positive can do attitude financial counsellor who is passionate about supporting the rights of children young people and families to join the Family Life team.

How to Apply

For a full position description please visit the Family Life careers page at www.familylife.com.au.

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our by clicking apply now. Please note: applicants who do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position please contact Dawn, Team Leader Family Relationship Centre on (03) 8599 5433.

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check and Police Records Check. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.

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