Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive social impact? Join the team at Circle Green and help us improve access to justice for people across WA.
Circle Green is a specialist community legal service in WA providing state-wide employment, workplace discrimination, residential tenancy law, family and domestic violence, and humanitarian services.
We are committed to creating access to legal advice, education and advocacy so human and social rights can be upheld.
Current vacancies within our team are listed below.
Use your Financial Counselling skills to support positive outcomes for vulnerable people.
What we can offer
About the role
This role is funded through a grant from the Financial Counselling Foundation to deliver financial counselling services to tenants in private rental accommodation who are experiencing or at risk of financial hardship.
The Financial Counsellor will deliver high quality financial counselling services to eligible clients. This will include assessment of financial situations to provide short and long-term solutions, including the provision of information, advice, and practical assistance to meet positive outcomes and increase financial literacy and wellbeing.
Reporting to the Principal Lawyer and as part of the Tenancy stream, you would work closely with lawyers and other team members delivering legal and non-legal support services to provide clients with trauma-informed, effective, and streamlined services. A client-centred approach and a commitment to ensuring high quality services are provided to vulnerable people are essential.
You will make a difference by:
We are seeking an experienced Financial Counsellor with a genuine interest to make a difference to the lives of the people we work with. Experience working in a community legal centre or other multi-disciplinary environment is beneficial.
Shortlisted candidates will have:
Working at Circle Green means working for a purpose and making a meaningful difference to the lives of the people we work with. Join a team of passionate and diverse, like-minded professionals committed to creating accessible justice, and providing best practice legal services in our specialist field.
For further information about the role and a full list of selection criteria, please download the position description (PDF).
Applications should include:
Applications close: 5:00 PM AWST, 25th Feb 2024
If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion, please contact Human Resources email@example.com using the subject line: Financial Counsellor enquiry via CG website or call 08 6148 3648.
Circle Green is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that values and supports all individuals. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, people from the LGBTIQA+ community, and people with disabilities.
Circle Green’s Workplace Respect Project is seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal-identified consultants to facilitate an Aboriginal Advisory Group to advise on the development of a series of resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing workplace sexual harassment.
About the Proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel
The Workplace Respect Project seeks to represent the lived experience and voices of those workers who are targeted by higher rates of workplace sexual harassment and face additional barriers in seeking and accessing adequate support, both legal and non-legal.
The Australian Human Rights Commission’s most recent national survey on workplace sexual harassment revealed that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all genders experience disproportionate rates of lifetime sexual harassment and were far more likely to be targeted by sexual harassment in the workplace than people who do not identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
In response, The Workplace Respect Project are seeking to form a small Advisory Group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consult with on an ongoing basis, with a focus on representing the voices of:
The overarching purpose of this group is to ensure that Circle Green and the Workplace Respect Project are working to capture the voices and views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and working towards ensuring that our services and are inclusive of, culturally appropriate for, and accessible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
A key objective of this group will be to provide advice and guidance on the development of a series of resources targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing workplace sexual harassment.
Brief for Expression of Interest
We invite Aboriginal identified contractors to provide an expression of interest to facilitate the Aboriginal Advisory Group.
Expressions of interest should include methodology, timeline and cost to meet deliverables, timeframe and budget.
For the full information and the description of the deliverables, please see the project brief (PDF).
Applications close: 5:00 PM AWST, 24th Feb 2024
Please note that shortlisting, interviewing and appointing may begin immediately. We reserve the right close the position prior to the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.