connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support

RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.


Coordinator - Legally Assisted and Culturally Appropriate FDR


  • Assist in this key co-ordination role to support RAV providing legally assisted and culturally appropriate family dispute resolution services
  • Part time, 4 days per week
  • Salary package range pro-rata of $80k-$87k, tax-free benefits & superannuation.


This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated, experienced and accredited Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Practitioner to join our Sunshine centre working with CALD communities.

  • Salary

    $80-87k base salary (pro-rata) + Superannuation + PBI salary packaging
  • Closing Date

  • Want to Apply?

    Please forward your confidential written application using the online application form below, including a covering letter, resume/CV, and response to the key selection criteria detailed in the attached job description.

About RAV

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a valued provider of specialist family services.  Our vision is for positive, safe and respectful relationships for couples, families, schools, workplaces and communities.  Our objective is to relieve suffering, distress and helplessness and to enhance physical, social and emotional wellbeing. As a community-based, not-for-profit organisation with no religious affiliations, our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. RAV provides services from 14 centres in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, and from additional outreach locations. The corporate support team is based in Camberwell.


About the role:

Reporting to the Senior Manager West, the Coordinator – Legally Assisted and Culturally Appropriate Family Dispute Resolution (LACAFDR) responsibilities are to improve access to culturally sensitive, enhanced family dispute resolution and family violence services for the Vietnamese community.


The role has primary responsibility for coordinating the Safe Resolutions service and requires both FDR, project skills and experience. The model requires outreaching to a range of community services, community engagement components, and relies on the development of strong inter-service partnerships.


Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Sciences (Psychology, social work) or Law or related field.
  • Vocational Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution.
  • Accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.
  • Coordination and supervision skills experience within a community based agency setting.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise working with families affected by family violence.
  • Demonstrated experience working with CALD communities.
  • The ability to speak Vietnamese would be highly desirable.


This role is based in our Sunshine Family Relationships Centre.  RAV centres may be open, depending on client demand and operational requirements, 1-2 nights per week or a Saturday morning.  Depending upon the role and location, you may be required to work an evening each week or other working hours will be negotiated which may be outside of standard business hours, on a regular basis.


This role is funded for a 2 year fixed-term contract period which will end in June, 2019.  The successful candidate will be offered a long term contract to cover this period of time.


RAV requires all employees to undertake a satisfactory National and/or International Police Check (if applicable) and Working with Children Check prior to employment. 


What we offer: You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on relevant qualifications and experience. RAV is an Employer of Choice in the community sector. RAV is a recognised public benevolent institution (PBI) and as such can offer to employee’s additional salary packaging and tax benefits.

 RAV is a Public Benevolent Institution and EEO employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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    Attention: If you have a specific query in relation to this position, please call Fiona White, Senior Manager Western ph. 0447 490 004