Employment

Family Violence Financial Counsellor – SAGE

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and motivated financial counsellor to join a program delivering intensive and holistic legal,social and financial counselling support to women responding to family violence.

  • Part-time (4 days), ongoing position
  • Boronia Location
  • Attractive employee benefits including tax effective salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year and on-site parking as well as flexible working options and flexi-time/time in lieu

About Us

Eastern Community Legal Centre (ECLC) has been working with individuals and communities for over 40 years to resolve legal problems and improve legal responses.  ECLC makes legal assistance available to those in the community who would not otherwise have access to a lawyer, whilst prioritising services and programs to people and communities experiencing disadvantage.

About the role

As a key member of ECLC’s SAGE program, the Family Violence Financial Counsellor will work as part of an integrated team including a community lawyer, family violence advocate and other professionals to assist in improving access to justice and support services for women who have experienced family violence. The Family Violence Financial Counsellor – SAGE will ideally have considerable experience with complex casework, advocacy and negotiation.

About You

You will hold a Diploma of Financial Counselling or Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) and a current membership of Financial and Consumer Rights Council.

You will also have demonstrated experience working with or within a multi-disciplinary environment, particularly in family violence. You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions.

Specifically, you will have:

  • thorough knowledge of relevant credit and debt legislation
  • commitment to social justice and equality, particularly for women experiencing family violence
  • experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • high level written and oral communication skills

Position Description: Family Violence Financial Counsellor – SAGE (PDF)

Applications can be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au.

Applications close midnight on Sunday, 12 July 2020.

Family Violence Advocate – Mabels

ECLC is seeking a motivated and experienced specialist to deliver intensive and holistic legal support services to vulnerable people at risk of family violence.

  • Full-time position (part-time applications welcome)
  • Ongoing position
  • Opportunity to enhance a pioneering health justice partnership program
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

The Organisation

Eastern Community Legal Centre responds to the legal and related needs of the communities across Melbourne’s east, with a focus on those most vulnerable. Professional and innovative services are delivered from three offices and numerous outreach locations.

Since 2015, ECLC has been engaged in a health justice partnership with key stakeholders in the Eastern region that provides an early intervention response and wrap-around service to women experiencing family violence, particularly at an early stage, funded by the Legal Services Board. Following success implementation of phase one of the Program, renewed funding will enable the enhancement of Mabels.

The Role

In this role within the Mabels Team, the Family Violence Advocate – Mabels will work in collaboration with project personnel and community lawyers as part of a specialist team within the broader legal practice. The Family Violence Advocate – Mabels will ideally have considerable experience with complex case management and the ability to deliver a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach to supporting women to engage with legal processes. .                                                                                                            

Skills Required

You will be tertiary qualified in Health/Social Sciences, and/or have extensive experience in the family violence/community sector.  You will be a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions. You will be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism. Specifically, you will have:

  • an in-depth understanding of the social and gendered nature of domestic/family violence in the context of intimate partner violence
  • significant experience in providing specialist family violence services
  • experience working within a multi-disciplinary environment particularly in family violence/child protection
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

This position is based at the ECLC Boronia office (and integrated outreach locations across Melbourne’s East).

Position Description – Family Violence Advocate – Mabels (PDF)

Applications can be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description to the Chief Executive Officer, Michael Smith; employment@eclc.org.au. Applications close midnight on Sunday, 12 July 2020.


Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes candidates with experience of disability, and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Eastern Community Legal Centre has zero tolerance for child abuse and is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is embedded in the everyday thinking and practice of all employees, contractors and volunteers.

Eastern Community Legal Centre is committed to supporting those within the workplace who are experiencing family violence and to create a workplace in which family violence has no place.

Eastern Community Legal Centre welcomes applications from current volunteers of the Centre. It is the position of Eastern Community Legal Centre however, that a person cannot be engaged as both a paid employee and a volunteer of the Centre. Please note that if successful in the recruitment process, any current volunteer would be unable to continue in their volunteering role for the duration of their engagement.

Eastern Community Legal Centre reserves the right not to make an appointment in a position.

ECLC employees are expected to comply with the ECLC Code of Conduct.

All terms and conditions of employment are contained in the ECLC Enterprise Agreement 2013-2016.

 

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