Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – FDRP

Relationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities.  We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion. Find out more about our values, benefits and employee experience by watching this video!About the RoleWe are currently seeking applications for the permanent full time (37.5 hours per week) role of Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) located at our Cairns venue. The purpose of this role is to provide high quality family dispute resolution and conciliation services to assist families to develop and implement parenting plans and property agreements when they are separating, have separated or divorced. The major responsibilities of this position include:Applying theoretical models of conflict resolution, specifically family dispute resolution, child development, and other relevant frameworks in the mediation process.Facilitating equitable participation of both parties in the mediation process and assisting clients to generate and negotiate options.Applying knowledge of issues specific to couples who may be separating or divorcing.Demonstrating a knowledge of theories regarding grief and power.Conducting client assessment and intake of client needs to make appointments, provide relevant information, make appropriate referrals and link to treatment plan.Maintaining confidentiality and duty of care, including identification of domestic and family violence.Work days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note that the position holder will be required to work an evening shift (11pm to 7:30pm) up to once a week, with some flexibility needed in order to meet business requirements.About YouTo be successful in this position, you will possessRelevant undergraduate qualifications in the Social or Behavioural Sciences and/or Law.Current FDR Accreditation, or the ability to obtain and maintain FDR Accreditation and Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.Demonstrated experience and theoretical knowledge of dispute resolution and mediation is also preferred.Ability to quickly build rapport, identify client needs, assess risks, and respondWhat We Can Offer YouThe salary being offered is between $80,963.63 to $94,619.10 per annum, to be negotiated depending upon qualifications and experience, plus superannuation. We also offer our employees as follows:Work-life balanceAdditional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leaveA supportive team environment and opportunity for professional developmentSalary packaging options available of up to $15,900, which will significantly increase the value of take-home payPaid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discountsHow to ApplyTo apply, send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience. Click apply now.We will be reviewing applications as they’re received, so we encourage you to submit your application if you are interested!Application closed at 4pm on 6 March 2024HR - PD - Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner AUD Cairns 4870