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Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Relationships Australia Northern Territory


This position requires the provision of quality Family Dispute Resolution services to individuals, couples and families at Relationships Australia NT. The position’s activities are to be delivered in accordance with the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008. Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners at Relationships Australian NT, work within a child-focused and culturally responsive practice model.

Within this role, you are required to meet and comply with the Behaviour Standards outlined in our Safeguarding Children and Young People Practice and Behaviour Guidelines, and actively participate in cultural safety and “cultural fitness”.

To be successful in this role:


  • Tertiary level qualifications in an appropriate field, and current accreditation as an FDRP.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide quality Family Dispute Resolution services, with the ability to undertake effective case management including administration tasks and updating client information software.
  • Professional knowledge relating to the area of family relationship issues, including the impact of conflict on children.
  • Previous experience in screening and assessment of family violence and an understanding of the impact of domestic violence on separating families.
  • Proven commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Ability to work as a team member within the ethos and values of Relationships Australia NT.
  • Involvement in delivering a child focused and/or child inclusive model of mediation.
  • Experience in working with diverse communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.


  • National mediation accreditation or the ability to obtain accreditation for the purpose of undertaking workplace mediations.
  • Experience in undertaking workplace mediations
  • Training and experience as a Child Consultant delivering a Child Inclusive approach to Family Dispute Resolution.

Benefits and Entitlements

Relocation allowance.

Relationships Australia NT provides support, supervision, professional development entitlements (of up to $3,000 per annum).

There is also salary sacrificing options, generous annual leave and an annual wellbeing allowance.

To discuss this position further please contact Sue on 08 8923 4999.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

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