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Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner - Shepparton / Bendigo / Ballarat

CatholicCare Victoria
  • Ballarat - 67.5 hours per fortnight negotiable, 12-month Maximum Term Contract. Hours will include 12pm – 8pm Wednesday and all other days 9am – 5pm.
  • Shepparton – 60-75 hours per fortnight, ongoing. Hours will need to include 12pm – 8pm on Tuesdays, all other days 9am – 5pm.
  • Shepparton and based at our Bendigo outreach office - 60-75 hours per fortnight, ongoing. Hours will need to include 12pm – 8pm on Tuesdays, all other days 9am – 5pm.

Take the next step in your career with CatholicCare Victoria.

A brief snapshot about this exciting opportunity:

The Family Dispute Resolution program aims to assist separating parents and families to reach agreement on parenting arrangements which are in the best interests of children. Property Dispute Resolution assists separating couples to reach an agreement in relation to their property pool, including debt. Both services support separating families to resolve disputes as an alternative to court.

The Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner’s role is to provide high quality dispute resolution, including intake, assessment, support, referral advice and mediation to clients of the Shepparton Family Relationship Centre.

Specifically, the position is responsible for:

  • Providing information, assistance and undertake sessions with individuals/couples/family members seeking assistance with their relationship and separation issues, including facilitating referrals to the appropriate services and organisations where appropriate
  • Undertaking property dispute resolution sessions with separated or separating couples to assist them in reaching an agreement, outside court, about the division of their property pool including debt
  • Developing and maintaining a broad understanding of the Family Law Act (1975), amended 2006, and to operate at all times with cognisance of the provisions of the Act

If you have the below skills & experience - we would love to hear from you!

  • Recognised tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work, Family Law or related discipline.
  • Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, including registration with the Attorney-General’s department
  • Relevant training and experience to conduct Property Dispute Resolution or willingness to complete appropriate training

All about CatholicCare Victoria

CatholicCare Victoria is a leading and influential provider of charitable and social services in Victoria. The Mission of CatholicCare Victoria is to build communities that recognise and nurture the dignity of each person. Our employees share our Mission for a stronger, more inclusive society through supporting individuals, families and communities in times of need, especially those who are most disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or marginalised.

We deliver excellence in a broad range of child, family and youth services, family relationship services, school counselling and pastoral care services, social housing, employment and advocacy services across various office locations and delivery sites in Victoria.

We draw on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching to inspire and direct our endeavours. We value and respect human dignity and embrace diversity in an inclusive work environment.

Our employee benefits at CatholicCare Victoria offer:

At CatholicCare Victoria we offer:

  • A family friendly working environment.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Salary packaging for eligible staff.

We embrace, value and respect an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.

We are committed to the safety of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

At CatholicCare Victoria we take inclusion and diversity seriously. We make diversity, equity, and inclusion a part of everything we do. Our team, and those we serve are valued, respected, and encouraged to be their unique selves.

We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or life stage.

Want to work for CCV? Please see below for how to apply!

For further information and how to apply, visit our website

Enquiries to: Applicants are encouraged to contact Antoni Devcic, Manager, Family Dispute Resolution Services on 0427 885 041 for a confidential discussion.

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Please apply now!

Applications are required to be submitted via our website for your application to be considered.

Please ensure your application includes your resume and a cover letter detailing a summary of your experience relevant to the position, outlined above.

The successful applicant must have right to work in Australia.

Should you require cultural or other support in submitting your application, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

Should you require information in alternative formats, please contact our People and Culture Department on 03 5337 8999.

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