Job 684

Financial Counsellor – Ngaanyatjarra Lands

Ngaanyatjarra Council (AC) is a dynamic Aboriginal organisation representing the interests of approx. 2000 Ngaanyatjarra, Pintupi & Pitjantjatjara people living in eleven Communities in the Central Desert region of Western Australia.

Mani-Ku Ninti (Money Smart) is the Ngaanyatjarra Council Financial Wellbeing and Capability Program providing financial literacy education, counselling and support to the Ngaanyatjarra communities.

We are looking for an experienced Financial Counsellor to join our small team. Applicants must be appropriately qualified with a minimum of a Diploma of Community Work (Financial Counselling) and be accredited with FCA.  We are seeking someone who can demonstrate significant Financial Counselling services and experience at Social & Community Work Level 5 or equivalent.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work within a team consisting of two Financial Counsellors and community based Financial Capability Workers
  • Case management and support for individuals, families and community groups; 
  • Assessment and referral of clients to alternative agencies or support services to assist them with issues impacting on their financial management; 
  • Developing and delivering community education and information sessions on a range of financial management topics; 
  •  Assisting with the coordination and compilation of basic reports against KPI’s.

This position is based on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands and requires extensive travel on unsealed roads.  You must be willing and able to drive a 4WD over long distances and do basic maintenance and repairs as required - i.e. change a flat tyre.  Previous experience living in remote indigenous communities or other cross-cultural experience will be highly regarded.

You will require a current ‘C’ class drivers licence as well as a National Police Check & WA Working with Children check and pre-employment medical.

Benefits

  • Salary Range $75 000 - $80 000 plus 9.5% Super and 17.5% Leave Loading on 4 weeks annual leave;
  • Total of 8 weeks leave per year;
  • Full PBI Salary Packaging;
  • Vehicle for work purposes, accommodation and all utilities.

To apply for this position, please submit a recent resume along with covering letter addressing the selection criteria to tony.jennison@ngcouncil.org.au   

For more information:

Tony Jennison

GM, People & Culture

Tony.jennison@ngcouncil.org.au

Ph 08 8950 1719