Join Our Team

Join a passionate team of dedicated professionals with a common purpose of preventing and addressing family violence within Aboriginal communities across Victoria. At Djirra, we stand firm against family violence, supporting Aboriginal women’s journey to safety and wellbeing.

As an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, Djirra was initiated by Aboriginal people, and is operated and governed by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people. Aboriginal values are at the core of everything we do, ensuring that we provide culturally safe services.

Some of the benefits to working with us include:

  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Attractive Salary Packaging options
  • Paid parental leave after one year of service
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns
  • Regular external debriefing/supervision offered to all staff

Job opportunities

KWP Senior Support Worker (full time, fixed term) - Abbotsford

An exciting fixed term full time position for a Senior Support Worker (SSW) (Maternity Leave replacement) has become available in the Koori Women’s Place at our Abbotsford Head Office. You will be involved in building a culturally appropriate and safe environment for Aboriginal women to gather and to attend events, activities and programs aimed at empowering women with knowledge, friendship and support.

You will coordinate and assist with the delivery of the KWP’s annual program of activities both online and face to face ensuring that the activities run smoothly and connect with the cultural, social and personal interests of Aboriginal women.

You will be right for this job if you are an energetic person who enjoys working in teams and demonstrates warmth, humour and flexibility.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/B9B579C509/

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Cultural Projects Administrative Support Worker (part time, 12 months fixed term) - Abbotsford

The principles and values of cultural safety are at the core of Djirra’s work and we have a Cultural Projects team within our Community Engagement team which responds to the various needs and requests for cultural activities, events and workshops.

Djirra nurtures and sustains its focus on and commitment to cultural safety with a portfolio of initiatives, broadly, titled Cultural Projects. Reporting to the Managers of Community Engagement, you will assist the Cultural Projects Team Leader with the promotion, coordination, administrative support, technical support and delivery of Djirra’s online cultural safety programs. In this role you will ensure that the activities run smoothly and connect with the needs of the mainstream services who engage Djirra, and the staff of Djirra who in their day-to-day work aim to contribute to a culturally safe workplace.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/61D076FABB/

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Workforce Development Advisor (part time, fixed term) - Abbotsford

This newly created position will be responsible for designing and implementing a workforce development strategy that sets out the workforce capabilities, skills and competencies that are required in the Individual Support Services (ISS) team and how these will be developed. In consultation with senior Djirra leadership, the Advisor will upscale this to a whole of organisation strategy as a final stage of the project. There will be a particular emphasis on growing and upskilling the Aboriginal workforce, including improving the professional wellbeing of Aboriginal team members. The Advisor will report to the Learning and Practice Development Manager and work closely with the Training and Practice Lead who will design and deliver professional development initiatives the ISS team. The Advisor will also work closely with the senior leadership of Djirra to ensure that there is organisation-wide support for sustainable workforce development and for the retention and advancement of staff.

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualifications in either workforce development, education, public policy, social work or a related discipline and/or equivalent demonstrable work experience.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/55E6404291/

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Training and Practice Lead (full time, fixed term) - Abbotsford

This newly created position will develop a training needs analysis and design a suite of professional development initiatives that address the capability needs assessment and capability development plan for the Individual Support Services (ISS) workforce at Djirra. The Lead will deliver training, workshops and mentoring, and provide advice to management and team members. They will develop peer mentoring and learning capacity and opportunities.

The successful applicant will also design a bespoke supervision model for Djirra that encompasses the needs of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff and includes line management supervision, peer reflective practice and debriefing. They will design and deliver a supervision skills development package that ensures that the Djirra workforce receives ongoing culturally and clinically appropriate supervision and support. The successful applicant will work closely with the other newly created position of Workforce Development Advisor, as well as Djirra’s senior leadership and the ISS teams.

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualification in either social work, workforce development, education and training or a related discipline, or equivalent demonstrable work experience.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/F99A161B4B/

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Lawyer/Senior Lawyer (full time, ongoing) - Warrnambool

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and non-legal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Warrnambool office for a Lawyer or Senior Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support throughout the region. Lawyers work closely with Paralegal Support Workers to address the multitude of interrelated legal and non-legal issues faced by our clients, assisting them to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services.

Further information can be found in the position descriptions here and here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/58B33C6A0E/

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Lawyer/Senior Lawyer (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and non-legal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.

A new Lawyer and or Senior Lawyer position is now available at our Abbotsford office to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. Lawyers work closely with Paralegal Support Workers to address the multitude of interrelated legal and non-legal issues faced by our clients, assisting them to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services.

Further information can be found in the position descriptions here and here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/DE2D11759D/

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Support Worker (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra and an opportunity has now arisen in our Abbotsford office for a Support Worker (officially called Paralegal Support Worker) to provide support and information who have experienced family violence. You will work closely with a Lawyer assisting clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/5A436D3714/

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Family Violence Case Worker (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

This position will report directly to the Team Leader, Case Management.

The Case Worker, will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, often presenting with multiple and complex needs toward outcomes that promote safety, stability and resilience. The person in this role will provide client-centred, strength-based casework, through a trauma- informed lens, using the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM).

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants will need to submit a brief covering letter and a resume, explaining your suitability for the role as soon as possible.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/j/3768FA267D

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Lawyer (full time or part time, ongoing) - Bairnsdale

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and non-legal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault.

AFVLS operates a culturally safe, trauma informed, holistic and intensive client service model. Clients are assisted by Lawyers and Paralegal Support Workers to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.

The Lawyer will deliver high quality legal advice and representation in family violence, family law and victims of crime matters while also managing a significant child protection case load. You will also work closely with a Paralegal Support Worker to support clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services to address their needs.

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/j/83860129D2

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SUPPORT USVolunteer opportunities

Djirra’s volunteer program is for people who have experience in, or who are studying: law, community development, policy, Aboriginal studies or other relevant disciplines.

Due to the COVID-19 we are not in a position to accept any volunteer applications at this stage.  Thank you in advance for your interest in the good work we do at Djirra.