Financial Counsellor – Women's Legal Service NSW – Lidcombe NSW

Position: Financial Counsellor Domestic and Family Violence
Organisation: Women's Legal Service NSW
Location: Lidcombe NSW 
Closing date: 5:00pm Monday 26/09/22
How to apply: Applications addressing the full selection criteria set out in the position description and your resume should be marked ‘confidential’ and forwarded to the Executive Officer, PO Box 206 Lidcombe 1825 or by email to [email protected]
Contact person: Helen Campbell, [email protected]

Women's Legal Service NSW is a community legal centre for disadvantaged women in NSW. Women’s Legal Service NSW advises and represents women in a range of areas including discrimination, family law, domestic violence, sexual assault, care and protection and victims compensation.

Their clients who have experienced domestic and family violence may need the support of the financial counsellor in the following areas:

  • Safety: securing or changing bank, phone and utility accounts;
  • Debts: separating joint debts, hardship release, contesting debts acquired as a result of financial abuse.
  • Accessing financial support: Centrelink, loan applications, victims support. Improving outcomes of family property settlements, child support and spouse maintenance.
  • Capacity building and empowerment: assisting women to regain control of finance and improving confidence and capacity to seek employment.

The position is based in their Sydney office and may require attendance at outreach locations, courts and prisons. The role is full time or part time. Women's Legal Service NSW offer flexible working conditions and fringe benefits.

WLS considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s. 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Salary range: $67,763 – $89,309 pa. ($37 - $49 per hour)