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Trainee Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner - Dubbo

  • First Nations Identified role
  • Permanent Full Time position
  • This role will be based in Dubbo, however, there may be some requirement to work from home on occasion
  • Hourly Rate: $32.04 per hour, access to salary packaging and the staff rewards program

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated Trainee Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of families and providing a child inclusive mediation practice.


We are currently seeking applicants to fill a vacancy for a Trainee Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP).

This position with direct supervision will undertake on the job training through the completion of the Trainee FDRP Clinical Governance Framework. The role is required to observe and assist qualified FDRPs in their provision of family dispute resolution and mediation services; including intake assessments, the development of case plans and parenting agreements as well as child inclusive practice under the jurisdiction of the Family Law Act.

This position has been identified as a role requiring a First Nations worker to work closely with the local community and support the Organisation through the provision of information and advice related to working with First Nations communities.

This is a permanent full time role working 37.5 hours per week. Ongoing employment in this role is based upon the successful completion of successfully gaining relevant tertiary qualifications and accreditation with the Attorney General's Department as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.


  • Eligibility to enrol in an approved dispute resolution/mediation/conciliation course that leads to qualification as a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

In addition to the minimum qualifications, we are looking for candidates with strong capabilities in Conflict Management, Interpersonal Skills, Communication and Relationship skills and Ethics.

This role will be based at our Dubbo Family Relationship Centre, and may be required to work across multiple sites within the Western region. Due to the travel required for this role, where is pool car is not available it will require the use of your own personal vehicle, all kilometres will be reimbursed when using your own personal vehicle.


Interrelate is a not-for-profit provider of relationship services. Our vision is to empower people to thrive in the most vital part of their lives - their relationships.

We are committed to leading the way in providing responsive, cutting edge, transformative relationship services with and for our diverse communities, at every stage of life. We are committed to responding to the vulnerabilities of families and children in their communities and to building stronger relationships.

We deliver professional services like a big business, but with the heart of a not-for-profit. We deliver services spread across 30+ physical locations (plus online) to more than 120,000 clients and we're backed by qualified staff and more than 90 years of trusted expertise in sensitive relationship matters. We work in a broad context, connecting people with their communities and culture.

Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic the majority of our workforce is working and providing services to our communities from the safety of their home. The health and wellbeing of our staff and clients are paramount. Our goal is to ensure the well-being of our staff and clients and to help do our part to slow the spread of the virus. We have recently begun offering very limited face to face services under strict conditions following a risk assessment.


  1. Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander background (Interrelate considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW)
  2. Eligibility to enrol in an approved dispute resolution/mediation/conciliation course that leads to qualification as a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  3. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of:
  4. the impact of family separation and breakdown on children
  5. child development, child protection, mandatory reporting, suicide prevention/ intervention and family violence issues
  6. the issues facing diverse communities, including ATSI, CALD and remote communities
  7. Demonstrated experience and skills in:
  8. interpersonal communication and written skills
  9. administration and organisation skills
  10. working with online systems and technology


We offer the following competitive employment conditions:

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


If you think this role is for you, then please review the position description and selection criteria for the role. You will need to submit an application electronically by clicking on the "Apply Now" Button. You will be required to attach a copy of your resume/cv and address the selection criteria.

Please note: To be considered for this vacancy you must address the requirements of this role as part of your application.

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 encourage applications from people of diverse gender identity, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, language, socio-economic circumstances, life circumstances, beliefs, and any other forms of disadvantage.If you will have special requirements or would like to talk to us before submitting an application, please do not hesitate to contact our People, Culture and Workforce Development team who will organise for you to chat with an appropriate staff member to explain how we can help you.

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

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