Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Penrith NSW

Penrith Posted on Family Dispute Resolution, Mediation Services
Job Description: FDRP Relationships Australia

About Relationships Australia NSW

Relationships Australia NSW is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to enhancing relationships within families and their communities in order to foster personal and social well-being. We are committed to building our support for families who are in greatest need, facing complex issues and have limited access to resources and services. Further information about our organisation can be found on our website www.nsw.relationships.com.au

About the Opportunity

We are seeking suitably qualified and experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners to join our existing team working within the Penrith Centre. This position requires the practitioner to be registered on the Australian Government Attorney General’s Department Register of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners under the Family Law Act 1975 (see Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners Regulations 2008).

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners provide a range of interventions to families that are experiencing conflict and are unable to reach agreement regarding arrangements in relation to children or resolving issues related to finances and property settlement. Practice models used in the Centre include both Child Inclusive and Legally assisted FDR.

We have 2 positions available on a 1 year fixed term contract, working part time- 3 days per week or full time. We are flexible on the days of work, this will be discussed with the successful candidate.

The annual base salary range for this position is as given below:

$69,732 to $78,824 (for a full time role)

$41,839 to $47,294 (this role, working 3 days per week)

The hourly rate range is $35.76 to $40.42

In addition to the base salary, there is the employers contribution (9.5%) to superannuation, leave loading (17.5%) and we offer salary packaging.

Actual salary will be negotiated with the successful candidate being dependent on their level of experience, training and qualifications.

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The essential and desirable criteria / experience for this role are below and your application must demonstrate competencies in them:

  • Registered on the Australian Government Attorney General’s Department Register of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners under the Family Law Act 1975;
  • A tertiary background in law, social sciences, social work or dispute resolution
  • Demonstrated high level of skills in family dispute resolutions, including assessments and and mediation interventions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a child focused approach;
  • Knowledge of issues facing separating families;


  • Clinical experience working with parents and children;
  • Knowledge of mental health issues;
  • Experience in delivering adult education programs and group facilitation;
  • Experience in property mediation;
  • Experience with clients from Culturally and Linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds;
  • Fluency in community language other than English

Where is the position located?

Penrith Centre

Australia’s First Peoples

RANSW is committed to creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This is a core part of our Reconciliation Action Plan. Australia’s First Peoples are encouraged to apply for this role. RANSW's RAP can be found at http://www.relationshipsnsw.org.au/about-us/stretch-reconciliation-action-plan/

Diversity and Inclusion statement

RANSW is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and recognises the importance of attracting the right people for the right job. We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our team and encourage applications from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTQI+ community, people living with disability/ies, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In the interests of gender diversity, we encourage men to apply.

Why work with us?

1… Help people who need you most, when they need you most: End every day knowing you’ve made a real difference

2… Be part of something bigger: Last year alone, our people delivered over 56,000 client sessions across New South Wales.

3… Support and be supported: Work alongside people who truly care about what you achieve together and how you grow as a team.

4... Never be bored: new day, new challenge: Enjoy diverse, interesting work that will challenge and reward you professionally and personally

What benefits are on offer?

Employees of Relationships Australia (NSW) enjoy salary packaging and a number of non-salary benefits that have been designed to assist in their personal and career growth and their wellbeing. We are pleased to offer the following benefits to our people:

  • Salary Packaging available to staff based on our Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status, providing additional reduction in tax payable.
  • Salary sacrificing to superannuation, some educational courses and other approved items if desired.
  • up to 5 additional leave days per year (pro rata), to be used between Christmas and New Year, and on your Birthday.
  • Discounted fees for courses undertaken through Relationships Australia (NSW) Professional Training.
  • Additional Study Leave for approved educational courses.
  • Comprehensive supervision and support for practitioners.
  • Comprehensive Wellness Strategy including a focus on reducing our organisational footprint on the environment, Fitness Passport, annual flu vaccinations and our Employee Assistance Program.

How To Apply?


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This role has no formal closing date, we will review applications as they are received, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

About Company

Relationships Australia NSW

Job Information

Status: Expired No of vacancies: 3 Job type: Full Time Job level: Mid level Years of experience: 2 Salary: $0 - $0 / Publish date: 27 Jun 2019

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