Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner CatholicCare


About the Role

The Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) provides mediation service to clients using a child focused model. In this role you will be working collaboratively alongside the Post Separation Case Management (PSCM) Service to provide comprehensive support to separating families.

Some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Delivering family dispute resolution (FDR) services to post-separation families in accordance with requirements of the Family Law Act and agency procedures.  This includes providing ongoing assessment, case management and mediation to assist clients with their post-separation parenting and property/financial matters
  • Maintaining a thorough and up to date understanding of the Family Law Act, FDR Practitioner Regulations and other relevant legislation as it applies to post separation services
  • Prioritizing the well-being of children at all times using a child focused and/or child informed practice (CIP) model in service delivery
  • Undertaking thorough assessments of risk factors for clients with particular regard to family violence and child protection, and to determine suitability of cases for FDR

For more details, click apply to view the Position Description on our career website.

Position Details:

Permanent part-time opportunity – 3 days/week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

About You

To be a successful candidate for this role you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social sciences, law or conflict resolution and registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner in accordance with AGD
  • Experience and skills in post-separation family dispute resolution, including clinical assessments and working with clients with difficult or complex presenting issues including family violence, conflict and loss and grief
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and child protection issues
  • Excellent ability to actively collaborate, communicate clearly and respond with respect and demonstrated experience in working with culturally and linguistically diverse clients
  • Demonstrated experience in alternative models of mediation including trauma informed mediation, legally assisted mediation and child informed practice
  • Experience in delivery of parent education and group workshops

Benefits of joining us

  • We support hybrid working arrangements, including flexible start/finish times and opportunities to regularly work from home
  • Enhanced leave conditions including an additional weeks’ leave available after your first year, study leave and celebration leave.
  • We value your wellbeing and offer free access to a premium mindfulness app, up to 6 free EAP counselling sessions for you and your family, yearly flu vaccinations and other regular wellbeing activities to support you through your working day 
  • We value your professional growth and provide regular supervision and internal career development opportunities to support your career aspirations
  • Access to generous salary packaging, which allows you to save on tax and increase your overall take home pay 

How to apply?

Click Apply Now to begin your online application!

To be considered for this role, you will need to attach your resume and a cover letter addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role. 
Applications for this position close on 3rd September 2023.  Please submit your application as soon as possible as shortlisting for this position will commence immediately.

Need more information? Please, contact Julie Dale – Practice Manager Family Dispute Resolution [email protected].

About us

CatholicCare Sydney is a leading not-for-profit agency providing care and support to people in Sydney across a wide range of social services: Children and families, relationships, ageing, disability, employment, mental health and youth programs. We are the official social services agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and a certified Family Friendly Organisation. 

At CatholicCare, we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from Covid-19. We require all employees, volunteers and students to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of engagement.

CatholicCare requires the preferred applicant to undertake a National Criminal History Record Check prior to employment and will also require a Working with Children Check.

CatholicCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Employer of Choice for Women. People of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply; people living with a disability are encouraged to apply.