Wednesday 17 Jul 2019
Employer: Better Place Australia
Location: Wyndham Vale/ Broadmeadows
Work type: Full time or part time (0.8 FTE)
Application closing date: 5:00PM 16-Aug-2019
Better Place Australia (formerly Better Place Australia) has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 28 locations in Victoria.
This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.
Financial counsellors support clients to resolve or alleviate financial stress and to improve their ongoing financial capability and inclusion. This role will involve a blend of both face to face and telephone-based service delivery via the National Debt Helpline. Key work tasks include:
Required Qualifications and Experience
Prospective candidates must possess a Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling), have experience in assisting clients in financial crisis and hardship and be eligible for membership of the Financial and Consumer Rights Council. Other essential criteria include the ability to think creatively and develop innovative solutions to issues as they arise, excellent communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to rapidly build rapport with clients.
Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice and to back that claim we offer:
Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference. As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexual orientation and family and caring responsibilities are valued. We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.
This position is based across both our Wyndham Vale and Broadmeadows sites and is available on a full-time basis. Prospective candidates who meet the above mentioned criteria and who are interested in working part-time (0.8 FTE/4 days per week) are also encouraged to apply.
Enquiries may be directed to Ms Nicola Byrne – Regional Services Manager on 9556 5333.
Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate.