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 Family Dispute Resolutions Practitioner

Organisation : OzChild

Location : Melbourne, VIC Regional (Warrnambool )

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Legal, Mental / Health Counseling, Social & Support Work

Sector : Community Support Services, Domestic / Family Violence, Families, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 85,000 - 89,000 plus super and salary packaging of $ 15,900

Application closing date : 13 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : OzChild

About the role

An exciting opportunity is now open for an experienced Family Dispute Resolutions Practitioner to work within our Family Law Team in South West Victoria – Warrnambool 

The windswept coast of Warrnambool is a paradise, with the most dramatic coastal landscape in the country.  and if you don’t live in Warrnambool, we are happy to relocate you!   

You will be working with an amazing team , great managers and co-workers that will give you the support & training you need !

The Role:

The Family Dispute Resolutions Practitioner will provide families with intentional, flexible, and strength-based services based on a child-focused/family well-being framework.  Family Law Services Practices through an integrated suite of services utilising: Mediation, child-informed practice, evidence-based group programs, counselling, coaching, needs/risk assessments, and referral feedback-loops.  This role will resource families to manage the separation process, reduce conflict, increase their child-focus, and improve their post-separation parenting relationships. 


This role will be embedded in the Family Law Services team which includes:  The Family Relationship Centre (FRC), Regional Family Dispute Resolution (RFDR), and Property Dispute Resolution (PDR), Parenting Orders Program/Post-Separation Cooperative Parenting Program (POP/PSCP).

Essential Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor level qualification or above in Social Work, Psychology, Community Services or a related discipline that is recognised in Australia.
  • A Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation & conflict resolution or equivalent that is recognised in Australia  
  • Individual Family Dispute Resolution Registration Number with the Attorney General’s Department (AGD) Practitioner Registration Unit. The FDRP must meet the accreditation requirements set out in the Family Law (Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners) Regulations 2008 and be able to issue section 60I certificates under the Family Law Act 1975.


This role is SCHCADS level 5 , however if you have senior experience a Level 6 will be considered .

This role is full time however we will consider part time applicants as well . 

We also offer salary packaging of $ 15,900 and ex gratia days Easter & Christmas        



You can apply for the role today by clicking APPLY NOW.

Please submit a resume with a cover letter that describes your commitment to working with vulnerable young people and families.

For more information, please see attached position description. For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Elizabeth Abdilla – Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist on
0499 655 939  or


To be successful, you will be required to meet our Safety Screening requirements, and this will include relevant police checks and hold a valid and current WWCC for VIC.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples’ cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status, including booster shot. 

How to apply


Please quote in application:  Family Dispute Resolutions Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Legal, #MentalHealth_Counseling, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #DomesticFamily_Violence, #Families, #Law_Justice_and_Human_Rights, #Youth_and_Young_People


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