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Financial Capability and NILS Officer, Indigenous Identified - Alice Springs

MoneyMob Talkabout Limited
  • Part time (avg 120 hrs per month) contract to June 2021.

The position of Financial Capability and NILS Officer will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), s 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) and s 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1996 (NT).

When COVID-19 travel restrictions lift, this position will requires extensive remote travel to the APY Lands and time away from home.

About MoneyMob Talkabout

MoneyMob Talkabout is a not for profit organisation delivering financial literacy education and counselling with and for people in remote Indigenous communities, to help them positively manage their money. The program, based in the APY Lands, provides a one-stop-shop for local community members to interact with the broader economy in a safe and supportive environment.

About the Opportunity

MoneyMob Talkabout is now seeking a Financial Capability and NILS Officer to join their team in Alice Springs, NT with travel to the APY Lands in SA on a two weeks on, two weeks off part-time basis.

This position can be based in Alice Springs or the APY Lands, but when COVID-19 travel restrictions lift, it involves frequent, extensive remote vehicle travel in the APY Lands at least two weeks of every month. The remainder of the time is in the office completing administration and trip preparation, as well as study.

You would average 120 hours per month but broken into two weeks worked full time (with travel) and two weeks part-time for the remainder of the hours.

This role will see you:

  • Empower Anangu through education and support to develop long-term skills, knowledge and behaviours to better manage money and make good financial decisions
  • Provide access to safe credit through NILS (no interest) loans
  • Organise and run special projects and events
  • Support the financial counselling team with wrap-around service for case managed clients

Please Note: This position requires frequent travel via 4WD vehicle. To be eligible for consideration, you must hold a current Driver's License and be able to drive 4WD vehicles independently on remote roads. Employment will also be subject to National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check.

About You

This role will be well suited to adaptable and resilient candidates with a true passion and desire for contributing to the wellbeing of remote communities.

To succeed in this position, you'll be passionate about helping Aboriginal people find ways to combat poverty and financial disadvantage/exploitation, and will bring an open-minded, creative approach to delivering the services offered by MoneyMob Talkabout.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Financial Literacy Skillset (at MoneyMob expense) and work towards the Certificate III in Community Services during their employment.

Selection Criteria

  1. Good administration, time management, I.T and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal or CALD people and low literacy/numeracy communities, particularly in a remote setting.
  3. Good community engagement skills, with the ability to develop creative materials and approaches to attract community members to participate in sessions and events.
  4. Good literacy and numeracy.
  5. Desirable - Certificate II or III in Community Services.
  6. Desirable - ability to speak Pitjantjatjara/ Yankunytjatjara.

Base salary $58,700 pro-rata plus remote salary sacrifice, superannuation, 6 weeks annual leave + 1 weeks non-accruing leave, assistance with relocation, wellbeing and travel allowances and other attractive benefits.

You will be welcomed into a friendly and passionate team, with comprehensive training and incredible levels of support from colleagues and management.

This role involves significant remote travel and time away from home two weeks out of every month. In turn, you will be rewarded by working in some of the most beautiful country in Australia while experiencing the warmth, humour, generosity and culture of Australia's first peoples.

A position description is attached.

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