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Monday 01 Jul 2019

Employer: Women's Legal Service Victoria

Location: Melbourne CBD

Work type: Part-time

Application closing date: 5:00PM 19-Jul-2019

Financial Counsellor - PT - Women's Legal Service Victoria

Financial Counsellor

Use your Financial Counselling skills to make a difference | Join a specialised and supportive team | Feminist organisation working with and for women

About Us  

Women's Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) is a highly respected not for profit organisation that has been providing free legal services to women since 1982. We work with and for women experiencing disadvantage to address legal issues arising from relationship breakdown and violence against women.

About the Role

Joining our multi-disciplinary legal and policy team, you will provide high-quality financial counselling to clients that are facing complex family law matters. You will also work collaboratively to address systemic issues in law and policy.

About You

You are a driven, motivated self-starter who has the ability to work autonomously to deliver optimal outcomes for women. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

Key to your success is your:

  • demonstrated experience in providing financial counselling
  • good organisational and time management skills, and the ability to manage changing priorities
  • understanding of the gendered nature and impact of family violence

This is a 0.6-0.8 FTE part time position, for an initial period of 12 months, with the possibility of extension.


Qualifications and Experience

You will have:

  • a Diploma in Community Services (Financial Counselling)
  • membership, or eligibility to be a member of Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC)

It would be highly desirable to have experience in family violence financial counselling. 

Gender Specific Role

This position is for a female. WLSV has exemption from provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 1995.

Benefits

We offer our staff:

  • A supportive team environment, working alongside other high calibre professionals and support staff who strive for the best outcomes for our clients.
  • A commitment to your professional and personal development through training and supervision.
  • A flexible working environment
  • Generous salary packaging

Equal opportunity and diversity

WLSV is committed to equal opportunity and diversity and promotes an organisational environment where individuals are treated with fairness, respect, equality and dignity. To deliver the best outcomes for our clients we want a staff team that reflects the diverse community that we serve, recognising the skills, knowledge and experience a diverse staff group brings to our organisation.

To Apply

We are reviewing and interviewing candidates as applications are received, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. A full position description is available by phone 03 8622 0600 or email admin@womenslegal.org.au. Please accompany your resume with a cover letter that outlines your suitability for the role.

For further information

03 8622 0600