• Be part of the development of a high-impact specialist service supporting vulnerable Territorians
  • Join a cohesive team of innovative and experienced lawyers and advocates
  • Work in a best-practice environment where staff development and opportunities are prioritised
  • Earn an attractive salary starting from $93,000
  • salary packaging and generous benefits
  • Be part of an exceptional organisation with a firm commitment to people, culture and advocacy!

About the Opportunity

Use your Financial Counselling skills to support positive outcomes for vulnerable people!

 We are currently seeking a dynamic Financial Counsellor to join our team on a full-time basis (with negotiable flexible part-time hours available for the right candidate) for a Fixed Term Contract of 2 years.

This role is funded through a grant from the Financial Counselling Foundation to deliver financial counselling services to tenants in private rental accommodation who are experiencing or at risk of financial hardship.

The Financial Counsellor will deliver high quality financial counselling services to eligible clients. This will include assessment of financial situations to provide short- and long-term solutions, including the provision of information, advice, and practical assistance to meet positive outcomes and increase financial literacy and well-being.

Reporting to the Principal Solicitor and as part of the Tenancy Team, you would work closely with lawyers and other team members delivering legal and non-legal support services to provide clients with trauma-informed, effective, and streamlined services. A client-centred approach and a commitment to ensuring high quality services are provided to vulnerable people are essential.

Some of your core duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide high level financial counselling assistance to DCLS’ clients with particular focus on tenants in private rentals who are experiencing financial distress
  • Assist clients to resolve their personal financial difficulties and access other sources of support and assistance including internal referrals within the legal service.
  • Participate in interagency networks and build/maintain relationships with referring agencies, key organisations, community leaders and local people relevant to the area.
  • Maintain strong professional links and cooperation with local and national financial counselling peak bodies and relevant regulators.
  • Develop and facilitate Financial Literacy workshops for vulnerable people on various topics.
  • Work with other staff to identify gaps, priorities and emerging needs in community information and education related to money and financial issues, and co-deliver programs and initiatives which respond to those needs.
  • Participate in identifying law reform priorities relating to money and financial issues, and participate in strategies to address these

For more information on the key responsibilities,   click here  view the Position Description for this role.

To Apply

Email your application (resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria) to recruitment@dcls.org.au by the 11th March 2024

For more information  contact 08 8982 1111


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