Positions available in Darwin, Alice Springs or Katherine.

Permanent, Full-time

Salary SCHADS Award Level 5 - 6

Relationships Australia Northern Territory

We empower individuals, families, and communities to grow through a rich culture of belonging, connection, and respectful relationships.

About the role:

The Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner is responsible for providing high-quality Family Dispute Resolution services to individuals, couples, and families. The purpose of this role is to develop and implement parenting plans and property agreements when individuals are separating, have separated, or divorced. The practitioner will work within a child-focused and culturally responsive practice model.

What we offer:

We provide a positive work culture and a diverse and inclusive environment. Our people matter to us, and we are committed to supporting them and their wellbeing:

  • Competitive Salary + 11% Super + Salary Sacrifice (up to $15,899 for tax free benefits and $2,650 p/a for entertainment benefits).
  • Relocation support - financial and social (our team want you to feel like you belong and will help you settle in) conditions apply.
  • Professional Development allowance of $3000 and 10 days study leave, pro rata.
  • 5 weeks annual leave with leave loading.
  • + 3 days extra leave between Christmas and New Year.
  • EAP for employees and family members.
  • Wellness Day off, per financial year.

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct pre-mediation and mediation sessions using child-focused and child-inclusive mediation models.
  • Contribute to the professional knowledge of Family Dispute Resolution services when appropriate.
  • Commit to delivering and developing culturally responsive family service models and practices.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of group sessions and seminars focusing on children's needs within families, when required.
  • Promote Mediation services through professional networking, community presentations, and promotional activities.

Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience and theoretical knowledge of dispute resolution and mediation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective mediation sessions with clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the FDR team, actively engage in supervision and participate in professional development.
  • Strong problem-solving skills to facilitate conflict resolution between parties involved in disputes effectively.
  • Cultural sensitivity to provide inclusive services that respect diverse cultural backgrounds.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.
  • Current accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner or ability to obtain accreditation with the Attorney General’s Department.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide quality Family Dispute Resolution services, with the ability to undertake effective case management including administration tasks and updating client information software.
  • Professional knowledge relating to the area of family relationship issues, including the impact of conflict on children.


  • A satisfactory Northern Territory working with children check.
  • A satisfactory national criminal history check.
  • A commitment to our Safeguarding Children Practice and Behaviour Guidelines.

How to apply:

To apply please submit a Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria and an up-to-date Resume including two Referees to hrteam@ra-nt.org.au. To discuss the position further, please contact Michaela Ishwar on 8950 4100. Applications will be processed as received and only successful candidates will be contacted.

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Relationships Australia NT encourages applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, CALD, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

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