Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

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Sydney - Parramatta and Western Suburbs
June 16, 2024

About the role

This position is offered on a permanent part -time basis working 3 consecutive days / week (21 hours)

– Located at Uniting’s Counselling and Mediation Centre in Penrith
– Need to be available to work in the centre on Thursdays from 10am – 6pm and Wednesday’s 9am – 5pm
– Additional workday can be negotiated

Uniting has a long history of high-quality service delivery, being well regarded, and connected with family law stakeholders.  As a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), you’ll provide FDR to families’ post-separation who are experiencing various levels of conflict and are unable to reach agreements about children or property. Online video appointments, legally-assisted mediation and child inclusive practice are examples of Uniting’s innovative FDR practices. You will be working with a dynamic team of FDRPs and therapists to support families holistically.

About You

  • Accredited by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, or eligible for accreditation. Applicants who are unsure of eligibility should contact the AGD Practitioner Accreditation Unit. Uniting will require evidence of eligibility.
  • Tertiary qualifications in law, psychology or social work.
  • An understanding of the process and purpose of child inclusive mediation practice.
  • Knowledge of family law legislation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community services, especially those relating to families experiencing relationship difficulties.
  • Understanding of child protection issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as be able to contribute to the functioning of the team.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Meet the program-specific client targets.

Why Work at Uniting

  • To have a career that matters in an organisation that focuses on making an impact
  • Training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • You receive up to 3 ex-gratia days (on top of annual leave)

If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organization excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!

If you have any questions or require further details, please do not hesitate to contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466801937/ 

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.


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June 16, 2024

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