Conferencing Officer - Alternative Dispute Resolution
Closes: 19 November 2019
Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $106,043 - $114,146
Position No: C08986, several
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 05 November 2019
Contact Officer: Mary Burt on
(02) 6205 3273
The Conferencing Officer at the Magistrates Court is responsible for conducting shuttle, mediation style preliminary conferences in: Family Violence, Personal Violence and Workplace Order matters. The object of the conference is to facilitate settlement of proceedings by consent of the parties or alternatively to ensure that the application for a final protection order is ready for hearing as soon as practicable. The Conferencing Officer’s role includes explaining and providing guidance on the conference process to parties and informing them about available support services. Accurate recording of any agreement reached by the parties in the conference is essential. The role has limited delegations as a Deputy Registrar of the Court and authorisation under the Court Procedures Rules 2006 for the exercise of some statutory powers including making consent orders.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Admission as a practitioner of the High Court or the Supreme Court of an Australian State or Territory. Three years post admission experience. Accreditation under the National Mediation Accreditation System or interest in obtaining.
Note: These roles are casual roster positions. Working hours are usually between 9am and 1pm on any business day. It would be expected that the Conferencing Officer has reasonable availability during those hours. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Interested applicants should provide a supporting statement of no more than two pages outlining practical experience and addressing the capabilities for the role, together with contact details of two referees and a current curriculum.
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.
These roles are casual roster positions. Working hours are usually between 9am and 1pm on any business day.