Employment

Financial Counsellor – Family Violence & Elder Abuse

  • Ongoing
  • Full Time
  • Attractive employee benefits: including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

About the role

As a member of the SAGE (Support, Advice, Guidance and Empowerment) and ROSE (Rights of Seniors in the East) teams, the Financial Counsellor – Family Violence and Elder Abuse will:

  • Work as an integral part of two multidisciplinary teams alongside lawyers, advocates and other community service professionals;
  • Provide intensive, wraparound financial counselling support to clients experiencing or at risk of family violence and elder abuse;
  • Contribute to the continued program development and role development of integrating financial counselling services within legal services;
  • Contribute to partnership relationships across the region;
  • Engage in secondary consultations; and
  • Develop and deliver community education sessions.

About You

You will be experienced in providing trauma-informed financial counselling to complex clients, and keen to work collaboratively and creatively in a multidisciplinary team. You will be excited to pursue other opportunities, including community education and secondary consultations.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Diploma or Financial Counselling or Diploma of Community Service (Financial Counselling)
  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience as a financial counsellor
  • Demonstrated experience providing accurate and practical financial counselling advice
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and understanding of issues relating to age, gender, cultural background, disability and sexuality in relation to older people, women (and their children) experiencing family violence, and their families
  • An understanding of the social and legal context of family violence and elder abuse

This position is based at ECLC’s Box Hill/Boronia locations. ECLC supports a hybrid working arrangement with flexibility for some home based work.

As this role requires on-site work, it is a condition of employment that the successful applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or holds a valid exemption, as required under Victoria’s current pandemic orders. ECLC may request evidence of vaccination status to ensure compliance with all government orders and directives.

For more information: Application Pack – Financial Counsellor – FV and EA

If you want to contribute to the success of an organisation working towards a community that respects and upholds the values of human rights, fairness and justice, please apply by forwarding a:

  • cover letter;
  • CV; and
  • responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description;

by midnight on Sunday, 12 June 2022 to Trish Reck, Program Manager – Family Violence Initiatives at employment@eclc.org.au.

For questions please contact Trish on (03) 9957 2424

Applications must clearly address the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Community Law Administration Officer

  • Ongoing
  • Full Time
  • Attractive employee benefits: including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

About the role

The Community Law Administration Officer will provide administrative support to staff within the Community Law Program who provide a range of client services and legal support to clients and community members in Melbourne’s East.

This role will be responsible for a range of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • preparation of correspondence and case files
  • oversight of filing systems and administrative procedures
  • co-ordination of file destruction and archived case files
  • implementation of strategies to improve information management

About You

We are seeking an individual with a high degree of initiative and a proactive mindset. You will have the ability to prioritise tasks and work autonomously to support busy teams, while maintaining efficient administrative functions. You will have supreme organisation skills, be able to anticipate needs and effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

As an organisation embracing the digital workplace, you will be confident in the adoption of ICT-based devices, applications and software to support productivity, effective communication and a digitally capable organisation.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Demonstrated organisational and administrative skills, including high level computer skills
  • High level of written and oral communication skills with a diverse range of people, community groups, agencies and government departments
  • Demonstrated capacity for resourcefulness, self-motivation with an ability to manage competing and complex work priorities
  • Ability to work independently as well as under the direction of a supervisor
  • Ability to work with and support volunteer staff

This position is based at ECLC’s Box Hill/Boronia locations. ECLC supports a hybrid working arrangement.

As this role requires on-site work, it is a condition of employment that the successful applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or holds a valid exemption, as required under the Victoria’s current pandemic orders. ECLC may request evidence of vaccination status to ensure compliance with all government orders and directives.

For more information: Application Pack – Community Law Administration Officer

If you want to contribute to the success of an organisation working towards a community that respects and upholds the values of human rights, fairness and justice, please apply by forwarding a:

  • cover letter;
  • CV; and
  • responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description;

by midnight on Sunday, 12 June 2022 to Connie Chen, Managing Lawyer – Priority Communities and Policy Lead at employment@eclc.org.au.

For questions please contact Connie on (03) 9957 2415.

Applications must clearly address the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Manager – Client and Community Pathways

  • Ongoing position
  • Full-time (part-time, 9 day fortnight considered)
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging, leave loading, additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year and on-site parking.

About the role

The Manager – Client and Community Pathways is responsible for providing leadership, supervision and support to the Centre’s Assessment, Intake, Referral and Response (AIRR) team. This role is responsible for the oversight of key service responses relating to client and community assessment, intake (triage), and referral pathways, and ensuring best practice processes.

Through regular analysis of centre data, the Manager – Client and Community Pathways will identify opportunities to enhance service models and continuously improve outcomes for people seeking legal and other support services, and provide Centre-wide leadership in relation to access for client/community pathways and client experience.

About You

We are seeking an individual with experience leading service delivery for clients and community, and who has a person centred, trauma informed approach. You will be passionate about achieving positive outcomes and maintaining strong service pathways for those most vulnerable in our community.  You will have supreme leadership skills, and be able to effectively support your team; motivating and assisting them to meet their goals.

While experience working within the community legal sector or broader legal assistance sector is very welcome, you do not necessarily need to have a legal background. Applications from people with extensive experience leading teams, working with and supporting clients or community members experiencing marginalisation, disadvantage or complex needs to access services, are also strongly encouraged.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Experience in similar role, preferably within community services, community health and/or community legal sector
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary teams at geographically spread operational sites
  • Ability to liaise successfully with a diverse range of community stakeholders, including the ability to manage escalated and challenging client/community interactions
  • Ability to evaluate and improve system design and measurement of outcomes

This position is based at ECLC’s Box Hill/Boronia locations. ECLC supports a hybrid working arrangement.

As this role requires on-site work, it is a condition of employment that the successful applicant is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or holds a valid exemption, as required under the Victoria’s current pandemic orders. ECLC may request evidence of vaccination status to ensure compliance with all government orders and directives.

For more information: Application Pack – Manager – Client and Community Pathways

If you want to contribute to the success of an organisation working towards a community that respects and upholds the values of human rights, fairness and justice, please apply by forwarding a:

  • cover letter;
  • CV; and
  • responses to the key selection criteria contained in the position description;

to Donna Askew, Director – Partnerships and Community Engagement at employment@eclc.org.au.

Conversations or questions about the role are welcome. Please contact Donna on (03) 9957 2417 to discuss. 

Applications must clearly address the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


Fundraising and Philanthropy Lead

Join our team and use your excellent networking and partnership skills to identify and develop fundraising and philanthropic opportunities that align and support organisational strategic objectives.

  • Initial 12 month contract
  • Part-time (3 days) 
  • Box Hill location
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging, leave loading and additional paid leave over Christmas/New Year

About the role

As part of the Partnerships and Community Development team, the Fundraising and Philanthropy Lead will:

  • Lead the development, implementation and co-ordination of an organisational Fundraising Strategy
  • Establish and co-ordinate systems and processes relating to workplace giving, individual giving, bequests and general donations
  • Build and maintain strategic and mutually beneficial relationships with new and existing partners, funders, donors and key stakeholders

About you

You will have experience working in fundraising and philanthropy with or within the not-for-profit, community and/or legal sectors. You will be a passionate person, with the capacity to think and act strategically and exercise a high level of judgement.

You will be confident in the development and implementation of fundraising systems and platforms and be able to effectively manage tasks and deadlines while maintaining a high degree of self-awareness, resilience and professionalism.

Specifically, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Five or more years relevant experience across multiple fundraising and philanthropy streams
  • Excellent donor relation skills. Including demonstrated ability to proactively acknowledge and engage donors and respond to donor queries
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and liaise successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders in the community and government sectors at a senior level

For more information: Application Pack – Fundraising and Philanthropy Lead

Applications may be made by forwarding a cover letter, CV and responses to the key selection criteria (within the application pack) to Donna Askew, Director – Partnerships and Community Development at employment@eclc.org.au.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Donna on (03) 9957 2417.

Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.


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 positions.

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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