Clinician and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – Bathurst

Clinician and Family Disputes Resolution Practitioner

Centacare Central West & Orana

Bathurst   NSW   2795

Permanent – Part Time – 60.8hr per Fortnight

Salary: $96,000 to $111,000 + Super + Salary Packaging


About the Role

We are seeking an individual with well-developed communication and interpersonal skills to work with our supportive and dedicated team to provide a professional service for our clients.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The Clinician will provide therapeutic counselling services to individuals, adults, couples, children and families as well as undertaking mediation to reach resolution of specific disputes centred on interpersonal relationships.
  • Support the wider organisational values, ethos and mission whilst maintaining a community-centred focus within their role and service

Skills and Experience

  1. Accredited education and training in psychology, social work, counselling, mental health or a similar discipline leading to a professional qualification that is recognised in Australia
  2. Membership with a relevant professional body (such as AASW, APHRA, PACFA)
  3. Experience and skills in provision direct of clinical services. Demonstrable experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults to address issues such as emotional and psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, life-stage issues, behavioural problems etc.
  4. Demonstrable ability in implementing intervention strategies based on sound theoretical frameworks.
  5. Experience and demonstrable skills in running group programmes with early intervention and wellbeing promotion focus
  6. Demonstrable experience and ability in liaising and working with stakeholders such as referring agencies
  7. Skills and experience in psychometric assessment of children (subject to qualifications)
  8. Experience in working with couples and families within a relationship framework
  9. Skills and experience in psychosocial assessment, case formulation, and intervention planning.
  10. Demonstrable experience in working with:
  • People in a separation context
  • A sensitivity to the needs of people of different ethnic, linguistic, cultural, relationship orientation and religious backgrounds
  • The special needs of people with disability

11.  A commitment to the principle of social diversity in relation to the conduct of mediation services.


  • Centacare offers a great range of benefits including, above award pay rates, generous salary packaging.
  • A flexible and supportive work environment, an extra wellbeing leave day.
  • Assistance with developing your skills and abilities to further your career opportunities.

About Us

  • Centacare is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of professional social services to the families and communities in the Central West and beyond.
  • We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual or gender orientation, age, disability, marital status, carer responsibilities, political opinion, national extraction or social origin.
  • Centacare is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from a Cultural and Linguistic Diverse background are warmly encouraged to apply.
  • Centacare is committed to child safety. We have zero tolerance of child abuse.

How Do You Apply

  • Considered applications will require a cover letter, resume and a statement addressing the above eleven (11) “Skills and Experience” points
  • Applications Close 5pm Friday 12 July 2024
  • In our search for the best candidate at earliest opportunity, applications may be reviewed and progressed as received. If this role is of interest, we’d love to hear from you and welcome your application at the earliest opportunity. 
  • For further information please contact:

Melinda Tabone, 

Manager Clinical Services for more information:

Phone: 02 6331 8944

A copy of the Position Description is available on request

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver’s licence?