Financial Capability Worker

Job No: 133383
Location: Alice Springs

  • Join a passionate organisation improving financial wellbeing in remote Australia!
  • Attractive hourly rate of $31.57 plus super and salary packaging
  • Enjoy relocation assistance and 5 weeks annual leave, with plenty of time to explore the unique Australian outback!

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for a Financial Capability Worker to join LC's Financial Capability and Wellbeing team in Alice Springs, NT.

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will primary be responsible for helping people to make informed choices about their financial position, building long-term capabilities to budget and manage their money and providing emergency relief to clients in need. 

Working predominantly from the Alice Springs office, with some travel to surrounding remote communities and the duties include;

  • Provide one on one budget support to individuals to coach clients in financial literacy;
  • Determine the client's financial situation and assess their needs;
  • Assist families at risk of homelessness to manage their finances and household expenses to retain their accommodation;
  • Ensure clients are referred to appropriate support services and maintain an up to date contacts list of referral sources;
  • Monitor and review Case/Action Plans with clients to support and encourage greater self reliance; and
  • Occasional day trips and weeklong trips from Monday to Friday, arriving back in Alice Springs on weekends.

About You

The successful candidate will ideally hold a Cert III or higher in Community Services. 

The successful candidate will also have solid financial knowledge, an understanding of physical and electronic record keeping as well as the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse client base. 

You will have a solid understanding of Central Australian Indigenous culture and a high level of communication skills both written and verbal, contributing to your ability to connect and work within Indigenous communities. 

While experience working within Indigenous Communities and a First Aid Certificate is desirable, it is not essential. 

A true team player, you will possess a high level of empathy and be flexible in your delivery of training material dependant on person and situation. 

Please note: The successful candidate must possess an unrestricted manual drivers license, currently hold or be able to obtain an Ochre Card and consent to a National Criminal History Record Check.

About the Benefits

Lutheran Care offers exciting and highly rewarding careers to those who are genuinely committed to making a difference to communities and people in need.

In return for your hard work and dedication, LC is offering an attractive hourly rate of $31.57 plus super and generous salary packaging to increase your take-home pay.

Relocation assistance is available, up to $2,000 for eligible candidates, as well as 5 weeks annual leave.

If an applicant has not previously completed the Financial Literacy Education Skill Set, LC will support them in its completion within the first three months of employment. 

LC prides itself on providing a working environment where staff and volunteers are supported to grow both personally and professionally. They provide ongoing learning and development opportunities to all staff to equip them to succeed in the delivery of the highest standards of services.

About Lutheran Care and the Financial Services Hub

Lutheran Care (LC) provides community services on behalf of the Lutheran Church in South Australia and Northern Territory through a range of programs. They support communities through responding to the needs of individuals and families, community development, learning opportunities, accommodation and support. Current programs include emergency relief, financial counselling, family support and education, foster care, housing and multicultural services.

LC is committed to reducing barriers encouraging inclusion and participation in the community of people with a disability, people of all ages, genders, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. LC supports a gender inclusive work environment and is committed to zero tolerance to family and domestic violence.

In Central Australia, LC operates a Financial Services Hub which provides a financial literacy program, emergency relief and financial counselling in Alice Springs, nearby town camps and remote communities within the Central Australian service area. The Financial Capability and Wellbeing Program assists vulnerable individuals and families to resolve or alleviate their financial difficulties, improve their ongoing financial capability and manage their future financial affairs, contributing to improved financial wellbeing.

 

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Who We Are

Lutheran Care provides community services on behalf of the Lutheran Church of Australia in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Our Vision

To create strong, caring communities inspired through the love of God.