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Financial Counsellor

Macarthur Family & Youth Services

The position will assist people in financial difficulty by providing information and support to help them deal with their financial problems, manage their debts and alleviate the stress of being in financial hardship. A key responsibility is to deliver high quality provision of information, advice, practical assistance, referral and groups. This role works collaboratively as a member of the team within Macarthur Family & Youth Services multi-disciplinary model.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide information, options, practical assistance and advocacy to address financial issues and alleviate financial burden.
  • To provide free and confidential assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing financial crisis or chronic financial difficulties through counselling.
  • Contribute to Macarthur Family & Youth Services community education and engagement activities including the preparation of materials.
  • Build financial resilience with clients to improve their financial standing and develop strategies to reach their goals.
  • Help clients to safeguard themselves from economic abuse (elder abuse, scams etc.).
  • Maintain client records and documentation within requirements and timelines.
  • Facilitate community educational groups for the purpose of raising awareness of financial issues.
  • Accurately record and report against funding outcomes.

How to apply

Your application will need to include:

  • Your current resume
  • Statement against each of the Selection Criteria outlined in this Job Description

To Apply:

Please email your application to the Director: veck.a@mfys.org.au, using the subject line: Financial Counsellor application via EthicalJobs.

If you have any questions relating to the position please contact Veck Apostolovski.

Applications close 5pm, 10 June 2020.

When progressing to interview you will be required to provide three referees including your most recent manager / supervisor.

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