Employment

Working with Conflict Resolution Services

We are an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. 

Applications are strongly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with a disability, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD).

Conflict Resolution Services is a nationally accredited mediation service that resolves conflict professionally, competently and compassionately.

As a not-for-profit, we are the leading alternative dispute resolution in the Australian Capital Territory. We are professionals that work in partnership with courts, and are the preferred provider for Government, businesses, the community and individuals to resolve conflict.

In a distinctive way, CRS respects the rights and voices of all parties engaged in resolving conflict. We are also the only locally-based and nationally accredited mediation training organisation.

As a charitable organisation, Conflict Resolution Services keeps costs low to ensure the Canberra Region can access the services they require in a time of need.

Conflict Resolution Services is a registed not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting the Canberra Region in dispute resolution services for over 30 years. Our professional services include:

  • Safe and Connected Youth Program (SACY);
  • Family Dispute Resolution;
  • Neighbourhood Dispute Resolution;
  • Community Mediation;
  • Crisis Mediation to prevent youth homelessness;
  • Conflict Coaching for families and individuals;
  • Community Education;
  • Workplace Consultations; and
  • Training and Professional Development for indivuduals and organisations.

Services are offered to individuals, government agencies and the private sector. CRS is funded by the ACT Government with additional income being generated through fees for commercial mediation, facilitation and training.

 

VACANCIES

Senior Manager – Services

Have you successfully led a team? 

CRS is seeking a Senior Manager – Services to join our team on a 12 month contract.

Working with the Chief Executive Officer, this position will be responsible for the oversight of all program managers. You will be responsible for ensuring all programs under your portfolio operate at a high level, meeting all reporting and KPI requirements.

All our programs are evidenced based and are provided within a trauma informed lens.

This position will have extensive knowledge and experience working in management positions and have direct experience working in conflict resolution.

Selection Criteria

  • Well-developed written and communication skills
  • High level management and leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain and build on relationships
  • Trauma Informed Leadership experience
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments
  • Ability to work in the not-for-profit sector
  • Ability to develop and implement operational plans

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in Management, Social Work, Psychology, or the equivalent
  • Full driver’s license
  • WWVP clearance.

Desirable

  • Recognised qualification in Mediation in accordance with National Mediator Accreditation Standards
  • Previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Family Violence Training.

Click the link to view Position Description

How to apply

Submit your resume and cover letter through the “apply” function.

For further details regarding this role, please contact Kim Bool 6189 0590 or email kim@crs.org.au

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and interviews offered throughout the advertised timelines. 

Applications close 5pm Friday 12 April 2024

Manager – Children, Family & Youth Programs

This position will have extensive knowledge and experience working in management positions and have direct experience working in children, family and youth programs and work as part of a collaborative team within a therapeutic, strengths-based approach in a caring and supportive environment.

The Manager will be responsible in delivering the programs within the Children, Family and Youth portfolio and other services identified. This position will be responsible for the operational and Financial management of all current and new programs which fall within the portfolio.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience working with children, youth and families
  • Demonstrated ability in successfully leading a team
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in trauma informed practice
  • Proven ability to work in collaboration with other service providers to improve quality of life for young people and/or families
  • High level interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed written and communication skills and ability to document comprehensive case notes
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments
  • Capacity to work with high needs and complex families.

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in Management, Social Work, Psychology, or the equivalent
  • Minimum two years’ experience in Management positions
  • Trauma informed leadership experience
  • Full driver’s license
  • WWVP clearance.

Desirable

  • Recognised qualification in Mediation in accordance with National Mediator Accreditation Standards
  • Previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Family Violence Training.

Click the link to view Position Description

How to apply

Submit your resume and cover letter through the “apply” function.

For further details regarding this role, please contact Kim Bool 6189 0590 or email kim@crs.org.au

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and interviews offered throughout the advertised timelines.

Applications close 5pm Friday 12 April 2024

Team Leader – Children, Family & Youth Programs

Full-time and Part time positions available

As a result of Organisational growth Conflict Resolution Service is looking for an experienced Team Leader who has experience with intensive case management and/or therapeutic support for young people and families.

The Team Leader will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support children, young people and their families within a therapeutic, strengths-based approach in a caring and supportive environment.

The Children, Family and Youth programs support children, young people and their families to improve family functioning and deliver services through the following programs:

  • Safe and Connected Youth Program
  • Family Connections Program
  • Family Support Program

In close collaboration with the Manager, Case Workers, Practitioners and Counsellors, the Team Leader will support and facilitate the preservation and reunification of young people and their families, through the coordination of therapeutic support. This includes performing intakes with all new families; holding a small case load; and the leadership and supervision of a team of Family Mediators and Therapeutic Case Workers.

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in Leadership/supervisory role
  • Demonstrated experience in intensive case management and/or therapeutic support to young people and families following strength-based case management principles and procedures
  • Understanding and demonstrated use of a client centred, holistic approach when working with clients
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in trauma informed practice
  • Proven ability to work in collaboration with other service providers to improve quality of life for young people and/or families
  • High level interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed written and communication skills and ability to document comprehensive case notes
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments
  • Capacity to work with high needs and complex families.

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or the equivalent
  • Minimum four years’ experience in the delivery of youth and family case management or equivalent
  • Minimum one years’ experience in a leadership or supervisory role
  • Full driver’s license
  • WWVP clearance.

Desirable

  • Recognised qualification in Mediation in accordance with National Mediator Accreditation Standards
  • Previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Family Violence Training.

Click the link to view Position Description

How to apply

Submit your resume and cover letter through the “apply” function.

For further details regarding this role, please contact Kim Bool 6189 0590 or email kim@crs.org.au

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and interviews offered throughout the advertised timelines.

Applications close 5pm Friday 12 April 2024

Therapeutic Case Manager

Interested in a career enriching the lives of children and young people?

Conflict Resolution Service has a number of positions available within the Children, Family and Youth program portfolio with both full-time and part-time opportunities available.

The Children, Family and Youth programs support children, young people and their families to improve family functioning and deliver services through the following programs:

  • Safe and Connected Youth Program
  • Family Connections Program
  • Family Support Program

The programs provide a multidisciplinary approach offering intensive therapeutic case management, family mediation and restorative conferencing and individual and family counselling.

Therapeutic case management encapsulates the wellbeing domains of the young person and acknowledges how these areas can affect a young person’s ability to have secure relationships and accommodation. Case Managers will work in conjunction with the family counsellors and practitioners to provide wrap around support to the young person and their family to address any intersecting risk factors and complex needs.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in intensive case management and/or therapeutic support to young people and families following strength-based case management principles and procedures
  • Understanding and demonstrated use of a client centred, holistic approach when working with clients
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in trauma informed practice
  • Proven ability to work in collaboration with other service providers to improve quality of life for young people and/or families
  • High level interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed written and communication skills and ability to document comprehensive case notes
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments
  • Capacity to work with high needs and complex families

Desirable

  • Previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Family Violence Training

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or the equivalent
  • Minimum two years’ experience in youth and family case management or equivalent
  • Full driver’s license
  • WWVP clearance

Click the link to view Position Description

How to apply

Submit your resume and cover letter through the “apply” function.

For further details regarding this role, please contact Kim Bool 6189 0590 or email kim@crs.org.au

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and interviews offered throughout the advertised timelines.

Applications close 5pm Friday 12 April 2024

Family Practitioner

Would you like to start a rewarding career?

Full training to become an accredited mediator

Interested in a career enriching the lives of children and young people?

Conflict Resolution Service has a number of positions available within the Children, Family and Youth program portfolio with both full-time and part-time opportunities available.

The Children, Family and Youth programs support children, young people and their families to improve family functioning and deliver services through the following programs:

  • Safe and Connected Youth Program
  • Family Connections Program
  • Family Support Program

The Family Practitioner’s role is to work with young people and their families to build healthy and secure family relationships to minimise family conflict and prevent youth homelessness. The role involves working in a small team of like-minded practitioners that understand the importance of supportive peer supervision. Using the philosophy of mediation, the role will comprise of working with families and young people individually and together to prevent, manage and resolve conflict to keep families engaged, connected and strong.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated experience in intensive case management and/or therapeutic support to young people and families following strength-based case management principles and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in trauma informed practice
  • Proven ability to work in collaboration with other service providers to improve quality of life for young people and/or families
  • High level interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed written and communication skills and ability to document comprehensive case notes
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments
  • Capacity to work with high needs and complex families.

Desirable

  • Recognised qualification in Mediation in accordance with National Mediator Accreditation Standards
  • Previous experience working in the not-for-profit sector
  • Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Family Violence Training.

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or the equivalent
  • Minimum two years’ experience in youth and family case management or equivalent
  • Full driver’s license
  • WWVP clearance.

Click the link to view Position Description

How to apply

Submit your resume and cover letter through the “apply” function.

For further details regarding this role, please contact Kim Bool 6189 0590 or email kim@crs.org.au

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and interviews offered throughout the advertised timelines.

Applications close 5pm Friday 12 April 2024

Family Counsellor 

(Full time, Part time and online roles available)

Are you looking for a new opportunity that will make a real difference to the lives of children and young people in our local community?

Conflict Resolution Service (CRS) is looking for an experienced counsellor to work alongside the Safe and Connected Youth program’s leadership and therapeutic teams to facilitate the preservation and reunification of young people and their families, delivering counselling and leading therapeutic interventions aimed at resolving conflict between young people and their families and/or dealing with the effects of trauma, conflict, and abuse.

The Safe and Connected Youth (S&CY) program provides children and young people aged between 8-15 years and their families with support to improve family functioning and reduce the risk of homelessness and the harms and risks linked to homelessness.

S&CY works with children and families experiencing family conflict and where there is a risk of youth homelessness to address their complex and intersecting risk factors through a child centred/family focused integrated service model.

Conflict Resolution Service are the lead agency in partnership with Marymead, to deliver this integrated service.

Click the link to view Position Description

Please send your CV on admin@crs.org.au or contact Conflict Resolution Service on 6189 0590 for further details

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