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Financial Mentor- Woree

Apply now Job no: 984702
Work type: Fixed Term (Full Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services

Financial Mentor

  • Full Time, Fixed Term contract until June 2019
  • Location: Woree, QLD
  • Opportunity to help the lives of Australians in need

About Us

Mission Australia is a non-denominational Christian charity that has been helping vulnerable Australians move towards independence for more than 155 years.

Every day we support people nationwide by combatting homelessness, assisting disadvantaged families and children, addressing mental health issues, fighting substance dependencies and much more.

We're generously supported by our funders, partners and tens of thousands of everyday Australians, who make the work of our tireless volunteers and staff possible.

Your Opportunity

The Financial Mentor is responsible for all money related issues such as budgeting, debts and payments of case managed clients within homelessness programs in the Cairns region. This position reports to Woree Supported Accommodation. The Financial Mentor develops and maintains culturally effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the local community where the outreach service occurs.

Your key responsibilities are to:

  • Engage and build rapport with clients to assist with the development of financial support plans addressing their individual issues and achievement of goals.
  • Educate and link clients to appropriate support services such as NILS loans, ICAN, ACCC  and other financial/homelessness services in the Cairns sector.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and creative engagement strategies with other agencies and services to better facilitate linkages with clients and the community.
  • Maintain case management files accurately and in a timely manner and in accordance with Mission Australia Policy and Procedures.

Requirements for Success

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Services, Social Work; Psychology or Behavioural Sciences.
  • Relevant experience providing financial/budgeting advice or support.
  • Significant knowledge and experience working with a specific target group within a case management setting.
  • Demonstrated exposer and adherence to working within the Aboriginal Framework.
  • Experience in a similar financial support program within the homelessness sector will be highly regarded.
  • Strong communication skills, including oral and written skills, writing reports and case files, and the ability to advocate on behalf of clients.
  • Ability to respond quickly in a crisis situation, and make appropriate decision to ensure the safety of young people, yourself and/or other staff.
  • A valid Queensland Driver’s Licence.
  • Current Suitability Notice from the Commission for Children and Young People – Working with Children Blue Card.

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National Criminal History Check if you haven’t completed one in the last 12 months.

Culture & Benefits  

A career with Mission Australia will offer you rewarding experiences to make a difference to the lives of Australians in need. We have an innovative and supportive culture guided by our values of compassion, integrity, respect, perseverance and celebration.

To ensure our employees feel valued, empowered and celebrated we provide a range of employee benefits including:

  • NFP salary packaging benefits reducing taxable income (details via Advantage)
  • Discounted childcare rates with participating centres
  • Generous discounts with hotels, travel insurance and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling services via our EAP
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Australia is an inclusive employer. We celebrate our diversity and strive to reflect contemporary Australian society and all the communities in which we work, in order to better serve our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.

Next Steps

To be considered for this opportunity, please click ‘apply’ and send your cover letter and resume today.

For more information, feel free to view the Job Description via Download File Financial Mentor Position Description L4.pdf

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

Applications close midnight, Thursday 24th January 2019.

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