FDRP Practice Lead – Greater Sydney and Central Coast

Caringbah Posted on Family Dispute Resolution, Mediation Services
  • Permanent Part Time role – 30 hours per week (Days & hours of work negotiable)
  • Office based in Caringbah
  • $50.51 per hour + 9.5% Superannuation + Access to Salary Packaging 


Interrelate is a community based, not-for-profit organisation that has been a leading provider of quality relationship services in New South Wales since 1926. We deliver services through in community, our office locations and online to more than 110,000 individuals, couples, families and children to support the development of healthy relationships to navigate through life’s many challenges. Our services empower people to build strong, respectful, resilient and healthy relationships at every stage of life.

Interrelate aspires to continue to be a leader in our community, an organisation known for working respectfully with clients from all different and diverse backgrounds. We welcome applications from people regardless of their gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, language, socio-economic circumstances, life circumstances, beliefs and any other forms of disadvantage.

We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Practice Lead for our Greater Sydney and Central Coast region. This role will manage the day to day overall performance of the service delivery team including planning, budget control, development and supervision of staff, program development, evaluation and reporting.

The successful applicant will be based in Caringbah, however, must be available to travel and work at multiple locations within the region when required.

Are you someone who can:

  • Inspire and shape clinical thinking and practice (provide clinical supervision, workforce development, staff engagement and collaboration)
  • Communicate effectively (staff and community consultation, articulation of Interrelate’s purpose and strategy)
  • Foster strong working relationships (leadership, strategic direction), and
  • Deliver results (management oversight, meeting clinical outcomes and KPIs, client centred approach to service delivery)

Along with a relevant qualification in Mediation or Family Dispute Resolution and a tertiary qualification in behavioural or social science, social work, community services, counselling or psychology, or a related discipline we are looking for strong capabilities in Clinical Skills, Team Dynamics, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Interpersonal Skills, and Ethics.

The ideal candidate will also have skills and experience in dispute resolution work with families, including children, and significant familiarity with models of dispute resolution, child-inclusive practice and legally-assisted family dispute resolution.


Essential Criteria:

  1. Relevant qualification in family dispute resolution, mediation or related discipline.
  2. Relevant tertiary qualifications in behavioural or social science, social work, community services, counselling or psychology, or a related discipline
  3. Demonstrated professional experience in dispute resolution work with families, children, and significant familiarity with models of dispute resolution, child-inclusive practice and legally assisted family dispute resolution, along with accreditation as an FDRP with the Attorney General’s Department;

Highly Desirable:

  1. In-depth knowledge of relevant sectors and Federal and State legislation
  2. Strong commitment to, and the ability to lead staff in, working in the best interests of children as articulated in the Family Law Act 1975, in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in accordance with the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse Ten Child Safe Standards
  3.    Demonstrated, relevant management experience and a proven track record of clinical and line supervision and support to multidisciplinary teams working with families, children and young people experiencing challenges
  4.    Highly developed interpersonal, conflict resolution, negotiation and communication skills
  5.    Proven knowledge of child development, child protection, mandatory reporting, suicide prevention/ intervention, trauma and family violence issues
  6.    Demonstrated experience in meeting performance indicators and organisational compliance requirements
  7. Demonstrated experience in staff recruitment and development; client centred service design and delivery; program evaluation and reporting
  8. Experience in establishing community links and contacts for the purpose of developing and promoting strategic partnerships

To reward staff for their 100% commitment we offer competitive employment conditions in the industry including:

  • Salary Sacrificing and Packaging Options (superannuation, loans, credit cards, school fees)
  • Additional days of paid leave on top of standard leave entitlements
  • Salaries pitched at the top end of the market
  • Training, Mentoring, Supervision and access to Resources
  • Access to support through the Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for multi-skilling and up-skilling
  • High level of diversity in the role
  • Excellent working environment

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Mellita Bate on 02 4363 8012.


To be considered for this vacancy you must provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the 11 key requirements of this role as listed in the job ad above with subject line: Application - Practice Lead

Closing Date: COB Thursday 2 April 2020

All Interrelate positions require satisfactory completion of relevant Police and Working with Children Checks. Interrelate services are funded by the Australian Government.


About Company

1C/383-385 Port Hacking Rd, Carringbah

Job Information

Status: Open No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Part Time Job level: Top level Salary: Au50 /Per Hour Publish date: 19 Mar 2020

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