Jobs with WHIN

Positions Vacant: ‘Let’s Talk Money’ Peer Educators

‘Let’s Talk Money’ is an award-winning* financial literacy/money management education program working with migrant and refugee women in Melbourne’s north.

WHIN is seeking to employ four women from the following cultural and language backgrounds to work as peer educators/trainers:

  • Indian – Hindi/Punjabi speaking
  • Sri Lankan – Sinhalese/Tamil speaking
  • Arabic – Middle Eastern or African dialect
  • Turkish

The successful applicants will fill four casual, 8-month positions until 31 October 2020.

‘Let’s Talk Money’ uses a bilingual peer educator approach, recognising that newly arrived refugee and migrant women face barriers including lack of financial information in their first language, cultural attitudes impeding their access to banks, and social isolation. The program promotes women’s financial independence and decision-making.

The peer educators will be members of the Health Promotion Team. The successful applicants will be responsible for delivering financial capability building community workshops.

See the position description here.

Apply for the position by completing the online application form

Once you have completed and submitted the application form you must also email your resume/CV to info@whin.org.au

Closing date for applications: 10 February 2020, 5pm

Shortlisted candidates will need to attend a group interview in last week of February 2020 (date to be advised).

The peer educators will attend 20 hours of training in March 2020 and will then deliver up to three ‘Let’s Talk Money’ workshops with groups of women in their community.

All successful applicants will be contacted by phone and email by 20 February 2020.

*WHIN’s ‘Let’s Talk Money’ program won a VicHealth award in 2019 in the category Promoting Gender Equality.

Student Placements

WHIN has limited student placement opportunities.  If you are interested in completing a placement at WHIN, please check with your university/college to find out if there are any available as we are unable to respond to queries directly.

WHIN believes student placements work best when they are mutually beneficial: a rewarding learning experience for the student, and the benefit of the student’s skill-set for WHIN. As such, WHIN only offers placements when there is a specific project to complete, and when staff have capacity to offer high quality supervision and support to the student.

Volunteering

WHIN occasionally has volunteering opportunities. As with student placements, WHIN believes volunteering works best when it is mutually beneficial: a rewarding workplace experience for the volunteer, and the benefit of the volunteer’s skill-set for WHIN. As such, WHIN only offers volunteering opportunities when there is a specific project to complete, and when staff have capacity to offer high quality supervision and support to the volunteer.

Inquiries about Student Placements or Volunteering

If you meet the criteria to undertake a student placement through your learning institution and feel you meet the other criteria described above to undertake a placement or volunteer work, please email us.