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Financial Counsellor

Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Use your Financial Counselling skills to make a difference
  • Join a specialised and supportive team
  • Strong, values driven culture

Women’s Legal Service Victoria relies upon an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Campaigns, you will be joining a multi-disciplinary team where you will provide high-quality financial counselling to clients that are facing complex family law matters. This position provides confidential financial counselling, information, assistance and referrals to clients experiencing financial difficulties. You will also work collaboratively to address systemic issues in law and policy.

This is a part time maternity leave replacement position at 0.6EFT (3 day per week), fixed term for 12 months.

About Us

Women's Legal Service Victoria is a highly respected not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women.

Benefits

We offer our staff:

  • A supportive team work environment, working alongside other high caliber professionals and support staff who strive for greatness every single day
  • A strong commitment to your professional and personal development
  • A true flexible working environment
  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)

About You

You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver optimal outcomes for women. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.
Key to your success is your:

  • Demonstrated experience in providing financial counselling
  • Demonstrated capacity to advocate and negotiate on behalf of clients
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, and the ability to manage changing priorities
  • Understanding of the gendered nature and impact of family violence

Qualifications and Experience

You will have:

  • A Diploma in Community Services (Financial Counselling)
  • Membership, or eligibility to be a member of Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC)

It would be highly desirable to have experience in family violence financial counselling.

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a staff team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

To Apply

Please submit a covering letter and resume by the closing date.

Within your covering letter, please advise why working within a feminist organisation is important to you?

A full position description is available by emailing Lauren Wellington, People and Culture Manager at lauren@womenslegal.org.au, using the subject line: Financial Counsellor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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