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Family Advisor

Outstanding opportunity for a Family Advisor to join our growing team.

  • Career location pin Traralgon
  • Career location pin Full-time

Better Place Australia has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community-focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 25 locations in Victoria.

This is an opportunity to join our expanding team of highly experienced and passionate people who want to make Australia a better place.

The Role

Applications are now invited for the position of Family Advisor.  The appointee to this role will train as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and will complete the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.  The position holder is responsible for providing initial information, assessment, referral and limited counselling to strengthen relationships and assist families through separation.  Key work tasks include:

  • Identifying problem-solving options and strategies and providing assistance in clarifying clients’ problems and disputes.
  • Undertake thorough and comprehensive intake and assessments, including screening for safety concerns and determining suitability for Family Dispute Resolution.
  • Offering information about post-separation parenting and provide assistance to develop parenting plans.

Required Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for appointment, prospective candidates must be eligible to enrol in the Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution.  The appointee must be willing to complete this qualification and register as an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Federal Attorney-General’s Department.  This training will be provided as part of the position.  Knowledge of the effects of separation and divorce on families is essential, as is an understanding of the concepts and philosophy of family dispute resolution including mediation and conciliation.  Other essential criteria include the ability to think creatively and to develop innovative solutions to issues as they arise, excellent communication skills, well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to rapidly build rapport with clients.

Employee Benefits

Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice and to back that claim we offer:

  • Generous above award salary rates
  • Salary packaging (which increases your take home pay)
  • Additional paid annual leave (between Christmas and New Year)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • An 11% superannuation contribution
  • Twelve weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20 days family violence leave
  • Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexuality and family and caring responsibilities are valued. We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Workplace Flexibility

Here at Better Place Australia, we embrace flexible ways of working including work from home.  We encourage you to talk to us about what flexibility might look like for you and your individual needs.

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference. As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexuality and family and caring responsibilities are valued.  We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Apply Today

This position is available on a full-time basis and will be located at our office in Traralgon incorporating travel to ensure service delivery in Traralgon/Gippsland.  Evening work (until 8pm) will be required one day per week.

Please note that pursuant to the Acting Chief Health Officer’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction (No 5), Better Place Australia requires employees to be vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 Vaccination and to provide evidence of vaccination by way of uploading a Digital Vaccination Certificate to our HRIS Information System (ConnX).  You will be provided with relevant information including compliance dates during the recruitment process.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate.

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  Apply today – we look forward to hearing from you.

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