Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Relationships Australia Victoria


Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a secular, community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations who have been providing services to the Victorian community for over 70 years.  Our vision is for “positive, respectful, safe and fulfilling relationships for all Australians”.  

About the role

You are a qualified Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Practitioner able to work with our team of highly skilled and dedicated practitioners providing FDR to separating couples by assisting to resolve issues in dispute such as parenting arrangements, property settlements and developing parenting plans. Your responsibilities include providing conflict resolution, parent education, a framework for negotiation, undertaking assessments and mediation, group work (as required), providing information, support, and referrals to match presenting needs to services and programs. 

The successful candidate will be providing Outreach FDR to Shepparton and Ballarat via a combination of phone, Zoom and Teams.

The position is full-time, and the successful candidate will be offered a fixed-term contract for 2 years, with the possibility of permanent employment during or thereafter.  We encourage applicants seeking part-time employment also to apply, as this role could be filled by two staff on a job-share basis. 

This role can be located at either one of our Family Relationship Centres located in Greensborough, Melbourne CBD or Berwick and will include one evening shift weekly. 

About you

  • Degree qualified in Social Work, Social Sciences, Family Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.
  • Accreditation as an FDRP with the Attorney-General’s Department and previous experience working as an FDRP (desirable)
  • Experience/or training in property mediation, able to undertake training (preferable)

About us

We offer competitive salary packaging, employment conditions and benefits including additional paid leave, parental and flexible leave. We value work-life balance and our staff can work in a hybrid arrangement.  We invest in your professional development and training and provide best practice clinical supervision. The base salary range is $100k-$103k (pro-rata) per annum.  


Submit your application and resume, we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible so we can progress this recruitment and interviews may commence while advertising. You can view the position description for further information.  For specific queries about this role, contact Stuart Deagan, Manager Northern Melbourne by phoning 03 9404 7857. Applications close 8 October 2023.

COVID-19 compliance

Candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption during their application process.

RAV is committed to building and supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ communities and people with disabilities. We are committed to the safety of our clients and staff and promote a child-safe work environment. We recognise the lifelong impacts of childhood trauma and recognise those who had children taken away from them. All staff must undergo a National Police Check, International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check. RAV is a public benevolent institution.



Relationships Australia Victoria

Job Salary

Full time