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Microfinance Worker

The Salvation Army
  • Full time position
  • Based in Canberra
  • FT contract until 31 December 2020; reduced to 3 permanent days from 2021 onwards


We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.


The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The purpose of this role is to ease the suffering or hardship of people in financial difficulty or crisis by helping people build longer-term capability to budget and manage their money better and make informed choices. In this role you will provide Microfinance services to individuals and families, including the handling of enquiries and providing information about the loans program, promoting the program, processing applications, providing money management information and helping clients' build financial capability and resilience, in accordance with Salvos Microfinance policies, procedures and systems. You will be supported & guided by the Microfinance Coordinator.

Essential Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated money management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people suffering difficulties and crisis.
  • 12+months experience in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of Certificate III in Community Services
  • Understanding of the issues such as addictions, mental ill health and disabilities.
  • Experience with community based microfinance.
  • An understanding of the principles of microfinance.
  • Working with vulnerable people check.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people, and protecting them from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all other roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

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