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Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Relationships Australia Victoria
  • Clinical best practice and career opportunities
  • Competitive salary packaging, benefits and conditions
  • Hybrid working arrangements – part-time in Greensborough

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years. Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”.

About the role

Reporting to the Manager Northern Melbourne, you will work with our team of highly skilled and dedicated practitioners providing FDR and family mediation to separating couples by assisting to resolve issues in dispute such as parenting arrangements, property settlements and developing parenting plans. Your responsibilities include providing conflict resolution, parent education, a framework for negotiation, undertaking assessments and mediation, group work (as required), providing information, support, and referrals to match presenting needs to services and programs.

This role is located at our Greensborough Centre, and is a temporary, part-time position until December 2024 working three (3) days per week, with one evening shift per week.

About you

  • Degree qualified in Social Work, Family Law Social Sciences, and a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.
  • Accreditation as an FDRP with the Attorney-General’s Department.
  • Previous experience working as an FDRP and/or Mediator (desirable).
  • Experience/or training in property mediation, able to undertake training (preferable).

We provide

  • Competitive salary including meal/entertainment and salary packaging.
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance.
  • Generous employment conditions and benefits including additional paid leave benefits - parental, study, personal and compassionate, flexible, family violence leave as well as paid ex-gratia leave between Christmas and New Year.
  • Access to professional development and training including our Registered Training Organisation programs where we provide accredited and non-accredited courses.
  • Best practice clinical supervision and support through a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.
    Career progression opportunities internally across Melbourne Metropolitan and Regional Victoria centres.

The base salary range is $92k-$99k (pro-rata) per annum.


We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible by sending their application and resume so we can progress to interviews. You can view the position description for further information. If you have a specific query contact Paul Wiseman, Acting Manager Northern Melbourne by phoning 0455 608 086.

COVID-19 compliance

Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption during their application process.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.

A position description is attached.

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