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Financial Coach

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Maximum Term Contract, Full Time (1 FTE)
  • NSW – colocation and GS sites at Marrickville and WFH
  • SCHADS Level 6 (plus super and salary packaging)

Role Purpose

The Financial Coach Senior Practitioner will assist participants to acquire the critical skills, knowledge and confidence through development of a financial roadmap that supports achievement of participants’ individual goals e.g. reducing personal debt, acquiring educational qualifications, building assets or saving for the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and deliver financial guidance coaching in one-on-one and possibly group settings (as required)
  • Facilitate outreach of financial coaching services to regional communities over the phone and the internet
  • Provide tailored, focused development of a personalised financial roadmap i.e. financial safety plans and personalised financial independence plans
  • Support participants to access specialised financial service providers such as financial counsellors, financial planners and legal services as necessary
  • Maintain accurate logs and records of all interactions, correspondence and meetings with participants

About you

  • Diploma level qualifications or higher in Financial Capability, Financial Counselling, Business or Management, Social Work, Community Development, Community Services or an equivalent field
  • Experience providing financial guidance coaching
  • Experience and understanding of the domestic and family violence landscape will be highly regarded
  • Ability to implement trauma informed approaches to practice
  • An understanding of tax and superannuation, budgets, loans and credit options or investments will be highly regarded

About Us

Our 2023-2027 strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role in advancing it. We aspire for all women, girls, and families to be safe, well, strong, and connected. We strive for equity, dignity and social justice for women, girls and families by collaborating globally and acting locally, supporting our communities in Australia and New Zealand to thrive.

We want women, girls and families to live full and dignified lives, have dignified income and enjoy financial wellbeing.  We aim to provide place-based, people-centred, holistic services while working at the system level to achieve bold and audacious reform. We currently offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family and domestic violence support services, family and youth programs, playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and strong advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality. 

Good Shepherd employees are committed to inclusive practice that responds to the specific needs, context, and circumstances of service participants. We embrace the diversity and intersectionality of individuals and recognise a person’s right to a unique identity comprising culture, language, ability, community, gender, sex, sexual orientation and lived experience.


  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • + More

How to apply

To apply please submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV.  Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

To request a copy of the position description, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Financial Coach enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website. 

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia. 

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