Financial Counsellor

Job No: 126341
Location: Alice Springs, NT

  • Are you a Financial Counsellor or studying to become one? Be supported in your studies!
  • Assist Aboriginal People to improve their financial and social wellbeing – Join an expanding not-for-profit organisation and travel to stunning Indigenous communities!
  • Enjoy a salary circa $82,000 - $85,000 plus super, relocation assistance, 6 weeks leave & attractive remote salary sacrifice options!

About MoneyMob Talkabout

MoneyMob Talkabout is a not-for-profit organisation currently undergoing a period of unprecedented growth, both in size and opportunity, supported by their dedication to delivering a range of financial and community support programs with and for people in remote Indigenous communities. 

Their Money Hub in the APY Lands, which has operated since 2012, provides a one-stop-shop for local community members to interact with the broader economy in a safe and supportive environment. Teams also visit other communities in South Australia from Pipalyatjara to Indulkana providing services on an outreach basis.

MoneyMob Talkabout is also actively committed to being an Aboriginal run and led service, as such they strongly encourage experienced and qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People to apply for their positions.

About the Opportunity

Due to a period of rapid growth, MoneyMob Talkabout now has an opportunity for a Financial Counsellor to join their team, based in Alice Springs, NT on a full-time fixed-term contract to 30 June 2021, with two weeks outreach travel to various communities within the APY Lands per month.

Reporting to the Community Service and Practice Manager, you will be responsible for assisting and supporting clients with their ability to deal with and manage their debt, and where possible, advocating on behalf of them to achieve better outcomes.

Your day to day duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting those who are unable to pay their bills or are at imminent risk of doing so;
  • Helping people address their financial problems and supporting their employment readiness through advocating, client education and negotiation;
  • Supporting clients financial management skills development;
  • Providing clients with referrals for other support, and actively involving clients in case planning; and
  • Adopting a person-centred approach to empower people to move towards their personal goals.

To view the full position description, please click here.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Robyn Eyears - Community Service and Practice Manager on (08) 8953 2410.

About You

To be considered for this position you must either have or be enrolled to complete, a Diploma of Financial Counselling, as well as demonstrable experience in the community sector, in any capacity, working with vulnerable peoples and/or remote communities.

As an experienced professional, you will bring with you high level administrative and time management skills. You will be adept at keeping up with the changing regulatory landscape and advocating for client outcomes.

Over and above the financial responsibilities involved, you will demonstrate a community-focused willingness to learn and grow within the role, developing the additional skills, empathy and cultural competency necessary to assist and understand client needs in remote communities.

Furthermore, your ability to maintain strong self-awareness and a high level of reflective practice and self-care to be able to handle the challenges of working and living in remote communities will be key to your success.

Please Note: This position requires frequent travel via 4WD vehicle from Alice Springs to APY lands, spending two weeks out of every month living away from home. To be eligible for consideration, you must hold a current manual Driver's License and be able to drive 4WD vehicles independently on remote roads. Employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance and Working with Children check.

About the Benefits

This is an incredible opportunity to bring your passion, experience and willingness to learn to a dedicated not-for-profit organisation supporting some of the most remote communities in Australia.

Whilst a financial counselling experience is preferred, this is a great opportunity for students to enjoy meaningful work and be supported in the continuation of your financial counselling studies, while working in a unique, highly varied environment!

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive remuneration circa $82,000 - $85,000 plus super and salary sacrificing options, and a GREAT range of additional benefits to help you enjoy life within the local community including:

  • Relocation Assistance;
  • 6 weeks annual leave;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • $500 annual wellbeing payment;
  • 5 days mandated annual breaks (mini-break);
  • Training/education opportunities; and
  • External professional supervision and support if needed.

You will also be welcomed into a friendly and passionate team, with comprehensive support from colleagues and management, and ongoing opportunities for career development and advancement.

Alice Springs and the APY Lands

Although traditionally regarded as a small, dusty town with a few rustic buildings, Alice Springs today offers all of the shopping, sight-seeing and entertainment facilities of a modern urban town, and is home to a thriving arts community and a wealth of adventure opportunities. In addition to its rich history and diverse cultural heritage, you can explore the local sports teams, photography, camping, hiking, motorsports, desert-racing and more, whilst benefiting from the relaxed country atmosphere, fantastic weather and internationally-renowned environment.

The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands covers over 103,000 square kilometres of remote South Australia, near the tri-state border. Home to around 3000 people of Aboriginal descent over seven main communities and seventeen homelands, the land was returned to the traditional owners in 1981. The area itself is a vital part of Aboriginal desert culture, with many people there identifying the history and basic laws of human existence as largely being written in the land.

 

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Our Values

Courage: We are committed to advocating strongly for change and confronting injustices.

Empowerment: We work to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to exercise their agency in their ongoing struggle for autonomy, rights, opportunities and recognition of the inherent value of their culture and communities.

Integrity: Honesty, openness, accountability, fairness and inclusiveness must be at the core of everything we do and are.

Insight: We take reasoned action grounded in our organisational knowledge, evidence and ethics; the wisdom of the people, organisations and communities working alongside us; current thinking and research about what works nationally and internationally.

Innovation: We are an enterprising and agile organisation, motivated to continually improve, adapt and develop inventive solutions that create value and are valued by people.