Financial Counsellor

Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

Applications Closing: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 17:00

The Financial Counsellor is a key member of the Client Services team, and has responsibility for:

  • Provision of financial counselling services;
  • Program development;
  • Operational management;
  • Partner Relationship management

The position is offered as a permanent part-time role and is subject to a 6 month probationary period, with an immediate start.

About you

Ideally you will have the following skills and experience to offer

  • Current accreditation as a Financial Counsellor with FCAN
  • Experience providing financial counselling services
  • Strong communication skills
  • Diploma of Community Services (Financial Counselling) or working towards.
Category: Social Work
Field: Health
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner City Sydney
About us

BGF is Australia’s oldest community based HIV organisation committed to providing client-centred care to help people living with HIV (PLHIV) to thrive.

Founded in 1984, BGF undertakes a range of supports that address issues of long-term social isolation and economic poverty for people living with HIV in NSW and SA.

Services include direct financial and practical assistance, financial counselling, community support services and programs for building resilience and self-management using a client-centred, strengths-based model of care.

BGF is an Equal Opportunity employer, and encourages persons with a lived experience of HIV to apply.

Position details
  • Tertiary qualification in financial counselling, finance or economics (E)
  • Certified Financial Counsellor with FCAN (E)
Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Advanced skills in negotiating positive outcomes 
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills 
  • High-level computing expertise in particular in programs such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and other Office 365 applications 
  • Developed problem-solving skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Highly numerate 
  • Communication skills – clear articulation both in the written and spoken word 
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  • Strategic planning
  • Presentation skills
Other Information:

The salary for this position is graded as 5 under the SCHCADS Award which equates to $45,000 to $48,000 based on 0.6FTE.

45.6 hour working fortnight (0.6FTE) based on a 76 hour working fortnight, worked over 3 days each week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

The organisation provides a flexible and supportive working environment that includes flexible working hours, leave loading and non-taxable fringe benefit salary packaging options. 

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    Contact details
    Contact Name: Andrew Buchanan
    Contact Email:
    Contact Phone: 02 9283 8666
    How to apply

    Please email a covering letter together with your CV to Additionally you will need to comprehensively address the four key areas of responsibility as outlined in the attached position description. Applications close on Monday 13 September 2019

    Only applicants who are legally eligible to work in Australia will be considered.

    If you have any questions about this role, please contact Andrew Buchanan, Compliance Research and Operations Manager on 02 9283 8666.

    Date posted: 24 October 2018

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