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Family Dispute Practitioner / Family Law Pathways Project Officer - Alice Springs

Relationships Australia Northern Territory

The combined roles for this position include:

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP):

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

Family Law Pathways Network (FLPN) Project Officer:

The role of the FLPN Project Officer is to engage community organisations and the legal profession in activities aimed at enhancing collaboration and professional skills. Activities are undertaken in consultation with the FLPN Steering Committee and Deputy Director Alice Springs.

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Tertiary level qualifications in an appropriate field, and current accreditation (or ability to obtain accreditation) as an FDRP.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide quality FDR services, with the ability to undertake effective case management including administration tasks and updating client information software.
  • Professional knowledge of the range of family relationship issues that can be experienced by separating or separated parents, including an understanding of the impact of conflict on children.
  • Demonstrated experience in screening and assessment of family violence and an understanding of the impact of domestic violence on separating families.
  • Experience 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 communities.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with stakeholders and community members.
  • Proven ability to maintain records, write reports and organise meetings.
  • Ability to work within a set budget.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Ability to work as a team member within the ethos and values of RA-NT.


  • National mediation accreditation or the ability to obtain accreditation for undertaking workplace mediations.
  • Experience in undertaking workplace and/or elder mediations.
  • Training and experience as a Child Consultant delivering a Child Inclusive approach to Family Dispute Resolution.
  • Experience with website design, mail chimp and event-brite.

Benefits and Entitlements

  • Relocation allowance.
  • Excellent support, supervision and additional professional development entitlements (of up to $3,000 pa, 10 days leave).
  • Salary sacrificing options.
  • Generous annual leave.
  • Annual wellbeing allowance.


  • A satisfactory Northern Territory working with children check.
  • A satisfactory national criminal history check.
  • A commitment to our Safeguarding Children Practice and Behaviour Guidelines.

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page Cover Letter addressing Selection Criteria in addition to a Resume and two Referees.

Relationships Australia NT encourages applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – includingAboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, CALD, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

For further information go to our website nt.relationships.org.au or to discuss this position further please contact Penny on 8950 4100.

Applications may be interviewed as received.

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