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Family Dispute Resolution Workers x2 - Wagga Wagga

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

The Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner role is expected to provide information and deliver education and mediation services to individuals and families in a variety of circumstances.

Your new role

Reporting to the Practice Manager, you will:

  • Provide family dispute resolution (FDR) on behalf of RACR under the Family law Act 1975 sub section 1; and in accordance with RACR policies and procedures;
  • Provide FDR services as per Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) regulations;
  • Provide property mediation as required;
  • Provide Information, referral and support services to all people who present to the FDR service for assistance; including intake, assessment and screening services to clients.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, law or social sciences.
  • Completion (or willingness to complete under RACR funding) either:
    • The full Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (or higher education provider equivalent); or
    • An appropriate qualification or accreditation under the National Mediation Accreditation Scheme and competency in the six compulsory units from the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (or higher education provider equivalent); and
    • FDRP registration with Attorney-General’s Department.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a mediation or conflict resolution role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of family and domestic violence, crisis intervention models, grief and loss in the context of family separation and child development.

This is a permanent, full-time or part-time role located in Wagga Wagga, NSW (2 vacancies available). We welcome applications from anyone interested in Family Dispute Resolution roles and RACR would be willing to consider a traineeship opportunity for the right candidate who does not currently hold the required qualifications.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via www.racr.relationships.org.au/about-us/employment

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in the role, please click the "Apply Now" button below to visit our website and submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter specifically addressing each of the selection criteria (no more than half a page response under each criterion). Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Applications should be submitted only via our website.

Position description with selection criteria is available as an attachment below.

For further information about the position or application process, please contact the Practice Manager on (02) 6923 9107 or by email hr@racr.org.au using the subject line: Family Dispute Resolution Workers x2 - Wagga Wagga enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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