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Financial Counsellor - Campsie

Apply now Job no: 982577
Work type: Fixed Term (Part Time)
Location: NSW
Categories: Community Services, Health Services - Psychologists & Counselling

Financial Counsellor - Campsie

  • Fixed perm part time > Contract until Dec 2018 (possible extension)
  • 15.2 hours per week
  • Campsie

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

About the role

Are you looking for an opportunity to work flexible hours within a dynamic team with multiple services?

Do you want your professionalism, and financial skills to be utilised to motivate others and make a difference in people’s lives?

As the Financial Counsellor you will have plenty of room to work creatively with your clients to help them establish financial structures, and offer new ways to improve and alleviate their financial burdens as well as helping them map out their future financial goals.

Your role will consist of the following duties:

  • Provide counselling to clients experiencing problems related to debt or debt enforcements
  • Assess client’s full financial situation, including their regular income and expenditure, assets and liabilities
  • Advocate and negotiate on behalf of clients with banks and other lenders
  • Assist clients with lodging complaints to external dispute resolution services
  • Participate in all required professional assessment and development programs
  • Provide a range of community education activities on budgeting and financial issues
  • Maintain up to date, non-judgmental and complete client files, case notes and reports

Qualifications & experience

  • Relevant counselling qualifications and training/ Desirable Financial counselling experience
  • Current Financial Counsellor Association of NSW (FCAN) membership
  • Ability to deliver presentations to diverse audience on financial structures
  • Desired knowledge on credit laws, debt recovery process, pre insolvency advice, bankruptcy and other areas of legislation

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.   In addition there is a requirement to possess a current Working with Children check or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Benefits  

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates of up to 50% at participating Centres (conditions apply)
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling service
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close 22nd of April.

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Download File Fianancial Counsellor PD (1).docx

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

 

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