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Mediator / Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) - (Re-advertised)

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region is seeking applicants for the Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner position in Deakin, ACT and Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Job Type:
Full Time
$80,147.08 to $84,884.96
Position Location:
Deakin ACT or Wagga Wagga NSW
Closing Date:
Position Reference Number:


About Us

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds. We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

About the Role

The Mediator/Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner attached to our Post Separation Services Program is expected to provide information and deliver education and mediation services to individuals and families in a variety of circumstances. This role is an ongoing role available on full time or part time basis, based in Canberra (Deakin office) or Wagga Wagga (several vacancies available).

To be successful in this role, you are required to possess

1. A tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, law or social sciences.

2. Has completed either:

  • The full Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution (or higher     education provider equivalent); or
  • 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
  • FDRP registration with Attorney-General’s Department.

3. Demonstrated experience working as a FDRP or other relevant experience, including property mediation.

4. 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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $80,147.08 to $84,884.96 per annum plus superannuation for full time. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay. Successful interstate candidates can expect reimbursement of relocation expenses.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.

To apply

To apply, please send 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) to Clearly mention the location (Canberra or Wagga Wagga) that you would like to be considered for in your cover letter. Applications that do not address selection criteria will not be considered during the shortlisting process.

Selection Criteria

See attached documentation.

Contact Details

For further information about the position or application process, contact the Practice Manager, Post Separation Services, Canberra on 02 6122 7100 or Riverina Murray Region (Wagga Wagga) on 02 6923 9100. Alternatively email

Address for submitting applications

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