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Financial Capability Worker - MoneyMob Talkabout - Alice Springs

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  • Are you passionate about supporting Aboriginal People to improve their financial and social wellbeing?
  • Join a dedicated not-for-profit and act as a first point of contact to provide financial support and education.
  • Enjoy a salary circa $64,004 plus super, relocation assistance, 6 weeks leave & attractive salary sacrifice options!
  • Based in Alice Springs with 2 weeks in every 4 travelling to the APY Lands

About MoneyMob Talkabout

MoneyMob Talkabout is a not-for-profit organisation currently undergoing a period of unprecedented growth, both in size and opportunity, supported by their dedication to delivering a range of financial and community support programs with and for people in remote Indigenous communities.

Their Money Hub in the APY Lands, which has operated since 2012, provides a one-stop-shop for local community members to interact with the broader economy in a safe and supportive environment. Teams also visit other communities in South Australia from Pipalyatjara to Indulkana providing services on an outreach basis.

MoneyMob is one of the agencies that helped spearhead the campaign that resulted in the second largest corporate penalty in the history of Australian consumer law for conduct by a private organisation against disadvantaged people. You can read more about that case and MoneyMob's influence here. MoneyMob's Managing Director Carolyn Cartwright was recently awarded the Financial Counselling Australia Chair's Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Counselling.

MoneyMob Talkaboutis also actively committed to being an Aboriginal run and led service.

About the Opportunity

Due to a period of rapid growth,MoneyMob Talkabout now has an opportunity for a Financial Capability Worker to join their team, based in Alice Springs, NT on a 12-month fixed-term contract, with 2 weeks of outreach travel per month to various communities within the APY Lands.

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be responsible for empowering clients, through support and education, to develop long-term skills, knowledge and behaviour to better manage money and make good financial decisions.

Your day to day duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Performing a varied range of financial education activities to empower and support clients, including assistance with super, banking forms, tax file declarations etc.;
  • Supporting clients to apply for safe credit NILS (no interest) loans;
  • Organising and running special projects and events;
  • Supporting the financial counselling team as the first point of contact and with the wrap-around service;
  • Supporting advocacy for better financial systems, processes and products for Aboriginal people.

This role will see you working closely with Aboriginal Communities to empower financial literacy and as such,Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

About You

To be considered for this position you will need to be a community-minded individual who ideally possesses a Certificate II or above in Community Services.You may also be eager to obtain your Community Services Certification upon commencement withMoneyMob Talkabout.

Furthermore, you must have experience working with Aboriginal or culturally and linguistically diverse people within disadvantaged communities, particularly within a remote setting. As a key part of your role is in community education, you must also have strong literacy and numeracy skills, and an ability to engage with local communities to foster greater service participation.

Experience working in financial services will also be advantageous and will help you hit the ground running in your new role.

As a professional, your ability to ensure client confidentiality, and maintain a level of self-motivation, adaptability, and discipline necessary to handle the challenges of working and living in remote communities, will be key to your success.

Most importantly, you'll be highly empathetic and culturally competent; able to understand the needs and concerns of the communities you work with. You'll have a strong desire to learn and grow your professional skillset, and take advantage of the training opportunities provided.

We encourage you to read more about our organisation's values here, to see if they align with your personal values.

Please Note:This position requires frequent travel via 4WD vehicle from Alice Springs to APY lands, spending two weeks out of every month away from home. To be eligible for consideration, you must hold a current manual Driver's License and be able to drive 4WD vehicles independently on remote roads. Employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance and Working with Children check.

About the Benefits

This is an incredible opportunity to support a better future for some of the most remote communities in Australia, within a passionate not-for-profit organisation.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive remuneration circa $64,004 plus super and salary sacrificing options, and a GREAT range of additional benefits to help you enjoy life within the local community including:

  • Relocation Assistance;
  • 6 weeks annual leave;
  • Additional time off over Christmas and New Years;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • $500 annual wellbeing payment;
  • Training/education opportunities; and
  • External professional supervision and support if needed.

You will also be welcomed into a friendly and passionate team, with comprehensive support from colleagues and management, and ongoing opportunities for career development and advancement.

Alice Springs and the APY Lands

Although traditionally regarded as a small, dusty town with a few rustic buildings, Alice Springs today offers all of the shopping, sight-seeing and entertainment facilities of a modern urban town, and is home to a thriving arts community and a wealth of adventure opportunities. In addition to its rich history and diverse cultural heritage, you can explore the local sports teams, photography, camping, hiking, motor sports, desert-racing and more, whilst benefiting from the relaxed country atmosphere, fantastic weather and internationally-renowned environment.

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yunkunytjatjara (APY) Lands covers over 103,000 square kilometres of remote South Australia, near the tri-state border. Home to around 3000 people of Aboriginal descent over seven main communities and seventeen homelands, the land was returned to the traditional owners in 1981.The area itself is a vital part of Aboriginal desert culture, with many people there identifying the history and basic laws of human existence as largely being written in the land.

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