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Financial Counsellor

Job No: 129595
Location: Halls Creek

  • Interested in supporting families & individuals in remote communities to take control of their finances & make informed decisions?
  • Attractive base salary circa $78,884 PLUS super, an additional remote allowance, incentives & salary sacrificing!
  • Enjoy ongoing training opportunities & heavily subsidised, fully furnished accommodation!

About the Organisation

Jungarni-Jutiya Indigenous Corporation supports the people of Halls Creek, WA and surrounding communities to grow better and stronger families. Grown and evolved significantly since their inception in 1989, they deliver a range of community welfare, life skills and education programs directed towards helping people change their behaviour and to minimise harm.

Committed to supporting individuals and families to connect with the positive sides of their culture, they empower people to change their lives by developing their inner strengths, providing client-centred and confidential services in a consistent and coordinated way. The name “Jungarni Jutiya” translates to “straight path” in the native languages of the Kiji and Jaru people, the traditional owners of the surrounding land.

About the Opportunity

Jungarni-Jutiya now has an exciting and highly varied opportunity for a Financial Counsellor to join their team on a full-time basis. Whilst predominantly working from the Halls Creek, WA office, you will be stationed in surrounding communities for the first week of each month, returning on day trips once a week to follow up and ensure support is consistently available.

Reporting to the Service Manager, you will be providing confidential financial counselling to families and individuals, including assistance, casework, and referral services to support the management of their individual financial circumstances. 

You will be well-supported thanks to a partnership with the Kimberley Community Legal Service, who are able to share resources and Financial Counselling staff between Kununarra and Halls Creek. This gives clients access to legal help, as well as ensuring that you aren't an isolated source of support or advice, backed by an experienced team.

Your day to day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing clients' current financial position, developing a client file and keeping accurate records in accordance with relevant regulations;
  • Providing appropriate financial, debt recovery and court system information to support clients in making informed decisions;
  • Providing budgeting and practical steps to relieve financial stress, referring to other services as required;
  • Advocating on behalf of clients with service providers, including landlords and utility companies; and
  • Regularly following up with clients, seeking feedback, monitoring results and adjusting services as needed.

About You

To be successful in this position you will hold or be close to completing a diploma in Financial Counselling. Previous experience living and/or working in a remote area will be highly regarded but is not essential, provided you can demonstrate an understanding of the specific financial counselling needs of remote communities.

A confident communicator, you will be able to adapt your approach to each individual, and be comfortable giving talks, running workshops or delivering radio presentations as required. Importantly, you will also be highly empathetic, capable of listening to your clients and understanding their situation and needs.

Highly flexible, you will be able to think on your feet and successfully manage a highly varied workload, where no two days are the same. You'll be able to work autonomously and as part of a diverse, multidisciplinary team.

Finally, you'll be driven and genuinely committed to supporting individuals and families in these communities, being proactive in offering support and following up with your clients.

Please note: You will need a current 'C' class driver's license, and be willing to obtain national police clearance and a working with children check.

About the Benefits

This is a unique and highly rewarding opportunity to use your skills to support remote communities. You'll be able to truly make your mark on the organisation, who are committed to continuous improvement and welcome new ideas or suggestions from any of their team!

Jungarni-Jutiya is offering the successful candidate an attractive base salary circa $78,884, negotiable based on your experience and qualifications, PLUS super and the following fantastic benefits:

  • Salary sacrificing;
  • Remote area and air conditioning allowance;
  • Fully furnished, subsidised accommodation ($200 a week for a 2 bedroom unit);
  • Negotiable incentive bonuses; and
  • Reimbursed airfare to support you if relocating for the role.

About Halls Creek and the Kimberley Region

The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia and covers an area three times larger than England. Despite its size, it has only three main towns (Broome, Derby and Kununurra) and a total population of less than 40,000. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air, or sea, but despite this isolation, visitors come from around the world to see some of the most stunning landscapes Australia has to offer, with majestic canyons, dramatic waterfalls and ancient cave systems, as well as some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and unique marine life.

At the northern edge of the Great Sandy Desert and Tanami Desert, Halls Creek is the gateway to a range of renowned natural attractions and outback drives. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, close to world heritage listed national parks, the town has a rich history and plenty to see and do. Explore the stunning surrounds, take advantage of nearby swimming or fishing opportunities, or relax at the town's fresh water springs.

Join a well-established organisation that welcomes new ideas & is committed to supporting their local community - Apply Now! 

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