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Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – Nowra

  • 501109
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Counsellor, Therapist, Psychologist and Facilitator
  • Youth and Families - Practice, Quality and Support
  • Part time permanent

About the role 


This is a permanent part-time opportunity working 3 days / week (21 hours), and will be based at Uniting's Counselling and Mediation program in Nowra

Uniting Counselling and Mediation has a long history of high-quality service delivery, being well regarded, and connected with Family Law stakeholders. 
As a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, you’ll provide a range of interventions to families’ post-separation who are experiencing various levels of conflict and are unable to reach agreements regarding parenting arrangements for their children and/or the distribution of property. These interventions include mediation, therapeutic mediation, legally assisted mediation and child inclusive practice within the context of the Family Law Act. You will be working with a dynamic team of therapists and FDRPs to support separated families.

About You

Accredited by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, or eligibility to apply for accreditation. Applicants who are unsure of eligibility should contact the AGD Practitioner Accreditation Unit. Uniting will require evidence of eligibility.

Tertiary qualifications in law, psychology or social work.

  • Accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Australian Attorney-General’s Department) or ability to successfully complete training to meet the accreditation requirements.
  • An understanding of the process and purpose of child inclusive mediation practice.
  • Knowledge of family law legislation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community services, especially those relating to families experiencing relationship difficulties.
  • Understanding of child protection issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as be able to contribute to the functioning of the team.
  • Excellent communication, organisation and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Meet the program-specific client targets.

Why Work at Uniting

  • To have a career that matters in an organisation that focuses on making an impact
  • Training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
  • You receive up to 5 ex-gratia days (on top of annual leave) at the end of the year.

If the idea of working for a progressive not-for-profit organization excites you, then click APPLY now to get your application started!

If you have any questions or require further details, please do not hesitate to contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting's Talent Acquisition Team on 0466801937 / 

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which may include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.


 At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

 Closing date: 11:55pm, Sunday 4th December


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