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Microfinance Learning & Development Coordinator

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Join a true values-based organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • Part time (0.6 FTE) contract until June 2023
  • $86,546 pro rata + super, salary packaging (up to $18,000 tax free) & gifted leave
  • Based in Salisbury, SA

About the role

The Microfinance Learning & Development Coordinator will actively engage with providers to build provider capacity and will focus on developing and delivering training programs primarily across SA/NT. In addition, this role will support the national training program, to upskill both the community sector workers and the clients in terms of financial literacy, resilience and capability.

About you

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Completion of a minimum Diploma level in Community Services, Psychology, Social Work or similar stream, or equivalent demonstrated experience
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment of equivalent (desirable)
  • Experience in working with people at risk of poverty, family violence, family breakdown, or other women’s capability building services
  • Demonstrated experience working 1:1 or group basis with clients to build financial capability skills, knowledge and self-efficacy with the objective of developing behaviours consistent with improved financial wellbeing
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, negotiation and advocacy skills
  • Experience in project coordination, including the ability to balance competing priorities and diverse stakeholders
  • Evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, a current Employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (International Police Check if resided overseas in the last 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

About us

Our strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

A position description is attached.

In line with the Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, all of Good Shepherd’s assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring Managers will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees. We are not currently conducting face to face interviews/inductions. These processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with Good Shepherd.

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