Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner MacKillop Family Services


About the role:

This position is situated within the Family Relationship Centre (FRC) in Broadmeadows. The Family Relationship Centre is overseen by a consortium that includes MacKillop (lead agency) and Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre.

The centre helps separating families achieve workable property and parenting arrangements outside the court system by providing information, support, referral and dispute resolution services.

The Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) is a member of the Family Relationship centre team and reports directly to the Centre Manager.


This is an ongoing Part-time 30.4 hours per week – 0.8 EFT, hybrid role 3 days in office 1 day at home opportunity based in Broadmeadows VIC within our Family Relationship Centre Program. The position reports to the team leader.


Key Selection Criteria:

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Law, Social Work, Social Sciences or equivalent.
  • Possession of Graduate Diploma Family Dispute Resolution.
  • Evidence of current registration as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s Department.
  • Knowledge and expertise of the Family Law Act as relevant to the work done as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
  • Experience in both Property and Family Dispute resolution 
  • Considerable experience in intake, assessment and case management.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the impact of family violence on separating families.

Please address the full Key Selection Criteria outlined in the PD as part of your application.


For a full listing please view Position Description.


For more information, please contact:

Nicola Byrne at [email protected] or on 0455 156 237


Our offer:

  • Family friendly flexible working arrangements / 3 days in office 1 day at home
  • Generous Salary Packaging – helps increase your take home pay
  • Ongoing Career Development, Education and Training 
  • Employee Assistance Program – free and confidential counselling, coaching and emotional support for work and personal challenges
  • Click HERE to find out more about becoming a member of the MacKillop Family Services team and what further support we have to offer our employees.

You must have a:

  • Valid and current Driver’s Licence;
  • Satisfactory Criminal History Check (paid for by MacKillop);
  • Valid Employee Working with Children Check;
  • Valid and current NDIS Workers Screening Check (for risk assessed / client facing roles). MacKillop can assist successful candidates with their application.

How to Apply: Click ‘Apply‘ where you will be prompted to proceed with your application via the Seek website.


Our Commitment:

MacKillop celebrates and draws strength from diversity and respects the dignity of all people.  Every person at MacKillop has the right to be safe and to be treated justly. We value every person’s ability, cultural or linguistic backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, intersex status, relationship status, religious or spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, and age.

It is our goal that MacKillop Family Services continues to evolve as a culturally safe, culturally competent, and welcoming organisation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


Shortlisting for this position may commence immediately so please submit your application as soon as possible.




MacKillop Family Services

Job Salary

Part time