Senior Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Property) (VLA4 - V4AO6C)

Job posted: 08/05/2024
Applications close: 22/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Up to June 2025

Organisation: Victoria Legal Aid

Salary: $98,902 - $123,624

Occupation: Legal

Reference: VG/2633

Reference: VG/2633

Occupation: Legal

Salary Range: $98,902 - $123,624

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Seeking an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) to undertake family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP) duties, with a focus on property cases.

  • Full time maximum term position up to June 2025 (part time considered)
  • Salary based on experience, range: $98,902 - $123,624 plus super
  • Up to $15,900 in salary packaging and hybrid WFH & office model

About the role:
The Family Dispute Resolution Service (FDRS) is seeking an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRS) to undertake a key role in facilitating property conferences, providing supervision and professional development for FDRS staff, and undertaking policy and project activities.

This is a new role established to embed the property program at FDRS, as part of building our in-house mediation capacity to support our diverse client needs.  In this role, you will apply your advanced mediation skills to support clients facing complex issues to make future-focused decisions and sensitively deliver child-focused culturally appropriate and effective services.

You will also provide professional support, skills-based education and mentoring to less experienced staff and others as well as delivering policy and project activities relevant to FDRS.

This role is based at our Melbourne CBD office on Wurundjeri Country

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • Accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
  • Experience facilitating lawyer-assisted dispute resolution conferences in property matters, particularly with clients experiencing disadvantage.
  • Experience in managing family violence and other risks, with a sound understanding of child-focused and trauma-informed practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage clients from diverse backgrounds and effectively collaborate with a range of key stakeholders.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills, with some policy or project management experience.

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Focus on work-life balance including flexible working arrangements
  • Hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Excellent salary packaging options including General Expenses up to $15,900, Meals & Entertainment up to $2,650 and Novated Leasing
  • Opportunity to join Myki Commuter Club(and salary package the cost)
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices (including free gym and end-of-trip facilities at our CBD office)

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format for any of the application materials, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information review the attached position description or contact Sam Lawry, Managing Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner on (03) 9269 0289.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

Other relevant information:

It is a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community.

VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.

Senior Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Property) (VLA4 - V4AO6C)

Job type:

Full time / Up to June 2025

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Sam Lawry, Managing FDR Practitioner | (03) 9269 0289

Senior Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (Property) (VLA4 - V4AO6C)