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Job Number : 24691
Type and Location : Commercial Consulting / NSW - Other
Listed By : Dentsu Mitchell on behalf of Federal Government on 14 Jun 2018
Family Consultant, Child Dispute Services


Family Consultant, Child Dispute Services


Executive Level 1


$94,586 - $102,136 per annum, plus superannuation

Job Type:

There are two positions available. One is ongoing, full-time and the other is non-ongoing, part-time (3 days per week) for a period of 8 months.

A merit list may be created from this recruitment exercise, which may be used to fill roles over the next 12 months.


Parramatta, NSW

Reports to:

Senior Family Consultant


Purpose of Position

The Family Consultant’s role is to undertake independent forensic family assessments for the purpose of providing advice and evidence to the Courts in relation to family law matters about children.


Key Responsibilities and Duties

Family Consultants undertake a range of activities within the provisions of the Family Law Act 1975 including:

                    conducting child-centred preliminary and comprehensive family assessments,

                    providing evidence to the Courts as an expert witness in the form of brief memoranda, comprehensive family reports and/or oral testimony,

                   providing  advice to Court regarding external support services for children and families,

                   providing evidence-based, social science information to the Court,

                   liaising with legal representatives and other professionals,

                   participating in professional supervision and professional development programs, and

                   performing administrative and related duties.


The Family Consultant position would suit an experienced social worker or psychologist with a commitment to the best interests of children who is looking to work in a highly dynamic and well-supported team environment.


Essential Qualifications

                    A recognised degree in social work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers or a degree in psychology with general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia


Essential Experience

                    5 years post graduate, relevant clinical experience working with children and families


Desirable Experience

                    Conducting child and family assessments

                    Conducting clinical interviews with children

                    Writing clinical, forensic or other forms of professional reports

                    Working within a family law environment


Participation in the Courts’ Performance Development Scheme is a requirement of the position. The successful applicant must have an ability to work within the Court environment and be committed to the Courts’ Strategic Plan, Client Service Charter and client service improvement initiatives.  A current working with children clearance is also required.


More Information

For an information package, which includes more about the position, contact officer details, and how to apply, please visit the Court's website at  


Applications Close 11 July 2018

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