30 Nov 2018

Part-Time or Full-Time Financial Counsellor – Narara

Central Coast Region Financial Counselling Service – Central Coast

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Job Description

Financial Counsellor – Central Coast NSW
Central Coast Region Financial Counselling Services is a program offered through Community Support and Outreach Services Central Coast.

Aims & Objectives of the Organisation:

  1. To assist members of the Central Coast community with basic information to meet their needs, especially during times of crisis, and to equip them with options for assistance.
  2. To provide specific assistance and programmes to particular individuals or target groups.
  3. To maintain the standard of services provided, evaluate service effectiveness and monitor changing needs.

The Financial Counsellor provides information, options, support and advocacy to individuals, families and groups of consumers, and can explore, develop and implement strategies for redressing credit issues.

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is primarily a FULL-TIME position however, part – time will be considered to commence late January or early February, 2019 to be discussed at the interview.
  • Salary and Conditions as per the Social, Community, Homecare and Disability Services Award 2010 at Level 4 or 5 in accordance to qualifications and experience.
  • Generous NFP salary sacrificing options, along with professional development and training opportunities in a friendly work environment.
  • Based at: Based at the Narara Community Centre with outreach locations across the Central Coast NSW.

Essential Selection criteria:

  • Must be able to show a demonstrated working experience in financial counselling services
  • Must be a member of the Financial Counselling Association of NSW (FCAN)
  • Must have a Diploma in Financial Counselling or currently working
    towards
  • Demonstrated effective communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong personal counselling and advocacy skills
  • Commitment to high professional standards of practice in financial counselling
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people from various cultures and backgrounds.
  • A willingness to work at different outreach locations in the Central Coast Region in accordance to need.
  • Knowledge of services available to assist people in financial stress.
  • Proficient in the use of a variety of computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, data and cloud-based systems.
  • Knowledge of WH&S risks within the community service sector.
  • Must have a fluent english language with the ability to liaise and negotiate with debtors, creditors and other services over the phone, and by email and make referrals
    where needed.
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence and own car is required.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working with Community Data Solutions (“CDS”) and/or DEX database systems
  • Live in or within close proximity to the Central Coast.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit a covering letter addressing the criteria, short resume, evidence of qualifications and professional referee contact details.

Applications close midnight 19th December, 2018 with interviews to be held from the 9th January, 2019.

Applications and enquiries to Vivian: ceo@communitysos.com.au or
phone 0431 641 003

Job Categories: Featured and Social Assistance. Job Types: Part-Time or Full-Time. Occupation: Community and Personal Service. Job expires in 23 days.

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