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Microfinance Worker

The Salvation Army

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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.

ABOUT US

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 ROLE

We currently have an opportunity for a Microfinance Worker to join Microfinance Team in Canberra. This is a unique opportunity where you will be working closely with clients to help them access the NILS loan scheme.

In this position you will be assisting community members in the ACT Region to complete a NILS loan application form, prepare a budget, gather the supporting documents and submit the loan application for assessment. This will allow financially vulnerable people on limited incomes to access safe, and affordable finance, in preference to pay-day loans and consumer leases.

Reporting to the Microfinance Coordinator this position is located in Gungahlin however you may be required to travel to other sites within ACT as part of the role.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • As a registered not for profit organisation in addition to your remuneration you will enjoy generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program for you and your immediate family members
  • Corporate Private Health Insurance rates
  • Supportive and encouraging organisation

HOURS AND SALARY

This is a full-time position, 38 hours per week, maximum term to June 2022.

Salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010, Level 3.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL HAVE

  • Community Services case work experience preferred
  • Community Services qualification - Certificate or Diploma level desirable or willingness to undertake in the future
  • Financial literacy and/or resilience and personal budgeting experience
  • High level of initiative and strong work ethic
  • Sound communication skills (both oral and written) to be able to interact positively with a variety of people
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • A positive attitude, be a team player and flexible
  • Client service focused
  • Solid level of computer literacy
  • A current and valid ACT driver's licence
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

POSITION DESCRIPTION and ENQUIRIES

Ross Norgate, Microfinance Co-Ordinator, Phone 0448 053 209
Email: ross.norgate@salvationarmy.org.au using the subject line: Microfinance Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs

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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