Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Relationship Matters Counselling and Mediation


Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner   

  • Leading family relationship services organisation 
  • Competitive salary and access to salary packaging
  • 0.6 position, ongoing contract 
  • CBD based – Bourke Street 

About us 

Established in 1947, Relationship Matters, is a dynamic, values based not-for-profit organisation specialising in human relationships and interpersonal communication.  We are passionate, dedicated and committed to making a difference, by providing high quality relationship counselling, dispute resolution and relationship learning to individuals, couples and families.  Relationship Matters also provides Employee Assistance Programs, training and consulting to workplaces.

Our Dispute Resolution team offers services including family dispute resolution for parenting arrangements and financial / property matters, legally assisted FDR, child inclusive practice, parent adolescent mediation, general mediation, restorative practice and workplace mediation.


About the role 

We currently have an opportunity for  a dynamic Family Dispute Resolution practitioner to join our team. The purpose of this role is to expand our existing property mediation services to the meet the growing needs of clients for this service, as well working across a variety of dispute resolution modalities. We provide a flexible and responsive service to our clients, including online and telephone options to meet their needs. 


About you 

You will be a self-motivated, client-focused practitioner with an ability to work autonomously as well as in a team of high performing practitioners located throughout Melbourne Metropolitan and Regional Victoria.  In addition, you will have the following:

  • Current registration as Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s Department. 
  • Minimum 5 year experience as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with capacity to mediate parenting arrangements and financial agreements, under the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975. 
  • Tertiary qualifications in law, and Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution or equivalent
  • Capacity to provide service delivery using a range of technologies, practical experience of Family Property Online an advantage
  • Demonstrated understanding of working within prevention of family violence and trauma informed frameworks.
  • Demonstrated and thorough experience in resolving disputes involving property and financial matters
  • An exceptional level of ethical standards and well-developed interpersonal communication skills, with the capacity to manage complex cases and ensure high standards of practice. 


To apply 

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse, Intersex, Queer and Questioning (LGBTIQ+) people.

Application details and a position description are available from

Applications should be forwarded to HR – Relationship Matters, Level 4 – 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000 or emailed to Cath Tregillis – [email protected] by Friday 9th December 2022

For enquiries regarding the position please contact Cath Tregillis on 1300 543 396.




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