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knowmore is a nation-wide, free and independent mainstream community legal centre providing legal information, advice, representation and referrals, education and systemic advocacy for victims and survivors of child abuse.
knowmore uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together intake officers, lawyers, social workers and counsellors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement advisors and financial counsellors to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance to clients. Services are provided through a national phone line and face-to-face services in key locations, supported by a comprehensive program of outreach and community engagement across Australia. knowmore currently has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
About the role
This role will deliver financial counselling casework to clients who are survivors of child abuse, providing a thorough assessment of financial situations and to determine and provide short and long term responses to vulnerable clients.
The key aim of the financial counselling role is to deliver high quality provision of information, advice, practical assistance, including a case plan with the goal of meeting positive outcomes for the client. It is envisaged that there will be a range of possible assistance a financial counsellor will provide, dependant on the individual situation of the survivor. The role may vary from other general financial counselling as there will be a lump sum compensation component of the casework
This role works collaboratively as a member of a national team and within knowmore’s multi-disciplinary model, working alongside other teams delivering intake, legal, social work and cultural support services to clients. knowmore provides high quality services to clients in a culturally safe and appropriate manner within a trauma informed and multi-disciplinary framework.
Guided by the organisation’s service plans, the role will include travel to deliver services to clients on an outreach basis, and to undertake community engagement activities. Accordingly, a current drivers’ license is highly desirable, along with the ability and willingness to travel, including to remote, regional and inter-state locations for up to a week at a time, and to work out of hours.
Duties and responsibilities
Click the link below to download a copy of the position description to read the Key Selection Criteria.
To apply for this position, please send your application to Linda.Burnett@knowmore.org.au. Your application must include:
Applications that do not include the above will not be considered.
The role will be required to satisfactorily complete a National Police Records Check and a Working with Children Check.
Due to the volume of anticipated applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.