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Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Employer: Family Life
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Legal & Human Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13 September, 2019.
Applications close: 26 September, 2019.

  • Permanent, Part Time (0.9 FTE)
  • $76,765 - $80,414 plus superannuation (negotiable depending on skills and experience)
  • Frankston, with some travel to other Family Life sites

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities.

Who we are:

Family Life is a specialist family services organisation known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach. Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

Family Life is a growing organisation that is recognised for its innovative approach and has been named in the Top 10 Give Easy Innovation Index for 2018 and 2019. Family Life has also been awarded an Australian Crime Prevention Award for Meaningful Community Change for leading the ‘Together We Can’ collective impact project which saw a significant drop in reported incidents of family violence over the life of the project in Cardinia Shire.

Family Life is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual who embodies the Family Life Way principles to deliver trauma informed support to our clients and achieve positive outcomes for communities.

What we offer:

Family Life team members have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including RDO’s and Purchased Leave), EAP services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position:

The Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner is a permanent, part time position based at our Frankston site, providing Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) services through our Frankston Mornington Peninsula Family Relationship Centre (FRC).

The Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner provides intake and assessment services for families, running a mediation about division of a family property, delivering a group session, providing counselling for a family going through a separation, planning for an education program, and attending an external stakeholder forum. 

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for an experienced family dispute resolution professional to join a supportive team, passionate about making a difference. If this sounds like you we would love to receive your application!

How to apply for this job

For a full position description please visit the Family Life careers page at

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our application portal click here.

Please note: applicants who do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position please contact Dawn, FRC Team Leader on (03) 9784 0610.

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check and Police Records Check.

Applications close: 26 September 2019.