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Financial Counsellor - Multiple Locations

Anglicare Victoria
  • Join a team that is making a difference to their client lives
  • Located at our Bendigo or Kyneton office
  • Full time, fixed term position

About Us

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position: 

Anglicare Victoria's Financial Counselling program aims to:

  • Deliver high quality Financial Counselling through the provision of information, advice, practical assistance and advocacy intended to stabilise and improve the client’s financial situation.
  • The Family Violence Financial Counsellor will support survivors of family violence/elder abuse to navigate financial crisis, build financial wellbeing, capability and resilience.
  • Facilitate referrals to other services and broader community support services to address client needs.
  • Participation in individual and peer supervision and regular team meetings with team members.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) is highly desirable (or willingness to undertake). Eligibility for membership of the Financial & Consumer Rights Council is required. A qualification or experience in Community Services or other related fields such as Social Work, Mental Health, Legal or Financial will be considered.  
  • An understanding of the impact of environmental factors affecting financial independence on individuals, families and communities.
  • Well-developed verbal and written interpersonal skills.

Please note that on Friday, 7 October 2021, the Victorian Government’s Chief Health Officer issued COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. As an employer, AV is required to comply with the terms of these directions.  Workers covered in these directions are required to have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday 15 October 2021 in order to perform work outside of their ordinary place of residence. Further, such workers will also be required to have their second dose by 26 November 2021. Please be aware that this role is covered by the Chief Health Officer’s Directions.

It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

To apply for this position, you will need to complete the online application by clicking "Apply Now". You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Laura Powell, Team Leader on 03 5440 1100.

Download File Family Violence FC PD 1.0FTE 2021.docx

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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