Moneycare Financial Counsellor Ballarat The Salvation Army

JOB DESCRIPTION

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

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 a Christian movement and 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 Salvation Army’s Moneycare service offers free and confidential financial counselling to people from all walks of life. Our financial counselling service, Moneycare, exists to help people get through challenging times in their lives.

We are currently seeking a values-driven and proactive Moneycare Financial Counsellor to provide financial counselling, client casework and advocacy, and conduct community education in order to ease the suffering or hardship of people in financial difficulty or crisis.

You will successfully

  • Provide a holistic financial counselling and advocacy service to people in financial difficulty or crisis
  • Provide expert advice to employees at entry levels and/or volunteers;
  • Conduct group community education (financial literacy/capability) sessions with a view to helping people build longer-term capability, manage their money better and make informed choices
  • Assistance is provided towards the preparation of funding submissions and compliance reports for the Moneycare service

This is a permanent, part-time position, 22.8 hours per week (days are negotiable).

Reporting to the Moneycare Manager this position is located in Ballarat.

You will have

  • An appreciation of and the ability and willingness to promote and support the values and ethos of The Salvation Army
  • Accreditation as a Financial Counsellor with a member state association or peak body OR be willing to attain accreditation (as soon as possible)
  • Diploma of Financial Counselling or equivalent is required, OR willing to undertake study from the outset
  • Ability to work with different cultures and backgrounds
  • Demonstrated money management and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people suffering difficulties and in crisis
  • Willingness to travel on occasion for training and development
  • A current and valid VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Be able to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia

Nice to have

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a counselling framework
  • Degree qualifications or extensive experience in the fields of welfare, finance, community services, psychology or business fields

The Salvation Army is subject to public health orders. You may be required to provide evidence of vaccine status dependent on requirements.

What we offer

  • As a registered not for profit organisation, you may be eligible for generous tax-free salary packaging benefits
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program – Independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

Enquiries

Colin Harte at [email protected]

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

The Salvation Army

Job Salary

great salary packaging benefits

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