Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Relationships Australia


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 role of the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) is to provide information and deliver education and mediation services to individuals and families in a variety of circumstances.

Your new role

In consultation with the Practice Manager, Post Separation Services, the FDRP is expected to: 

  • 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


  1. A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, law or social scien
  2. Has completed either:
  3. The full Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (or higher education provider equivalent); or
  4. 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
  5. FDRP registration with Attorney-General’s Department.
  6. Demonstrated experience working in a mediation or conflict resolution role.
  7. Demonstrated knowledge and experience of family and domestic violence, crisis intervention models, grief and loss in the context of family separation and child development.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via

There are two positions to be filled, for part- time (hours may be negotiated), ongoing roles, based in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

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 leadership 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 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 the “Apply” button on our website.

Position description with selection criteria is available at

For further information, contact the Director Operations on (02) 6923 9100 or email [email protected] to have a discussion.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on 30 November 2022



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Job Salary

Salary based on full time employment