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
  • Additional leave given over Christmas / New Year break

Job opportunities

Djirra is currently experiencing significant growth!

We are expanding our specialist, culturally safe support services. This means we have a number of exciting roles available across the state!  We have roles available in our legal service, policy and advocacy, operations and new after hours support service.

 

Djirra is committed to Child Safety and as part of Djirra’s screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Children Check and a National Police Check. You must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of Child Safety.

The following positions are currently available.

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Team Leader Intake (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

The Team Leader Intake will work collaboratively the  Manager Individual Support Services (ISS) to provide leadership and support to the Djirra Connect staff within the ISS team.  The Team Leader (Intake) will oversee the first point of contact with clients and will work with the Djirra Connect team to ensure the receiving and managing of all incoming referrals; and provide a timely same day-response to clients’ needs. This includes, but is not limited to, screening, intake and risk assessments, immediate safety planning and short term case management.

The Team Leader (Intake) will provide support and secondary consultations to the team and other internal and external program queries in regard to the intake guidelines and application process. The role will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, often presenting with multiple and complex needs, with an aim to bring about outcomes that promote safety, stability and resilience from family violence.

The role will hold a small caseload as well as supervise the team providing client-centred, strength-based casework, utilising the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM), through a trauma- informed lens.

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 by COB Friday 17 September 2021.

All applications must be sent to hr@djirra.org.au

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Brokerage Practitioner (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

This position will report directly to the Team Leader, Case Management and will work collaboratively with the Manager, Individual Support Services and the Team Leaders.

The Brokerage Practitioner will be responsible for the provision, administration and reporting of brokerage including:

  • Flexible Support Packages (FSP)
  • Family Violence Crisis Brokerage (FVCB)
  • Other discreet Brokerage

The Brokerage Program addresses family violence and the impacts on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal victims and survivors of family violence. The role will support the application process, maintain brokerage program processes, manage the administration (including accurate financial reporting) as well as contributing to the ongoing development of the program.

The role will provide support and secondary consultation to the team and other internal and external program queries with regard to the brokerage program guidelines and application processes. The role will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to bring about outcomes which promote safety, stability and resilience from family violence. This role will provide client-centred, strength-based support , using the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM), through a trauma-informed lens.

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 by COB Friday 17 September 2021.

All applications must be sent to hr@djirra.org.au

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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 by COB Friday 17 September 2021.

All applications must be sent to hr@djirra.org.au

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Connect Worker (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

This position will report to the Team Leader Intake.  The Connect Worker are the first point of call for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women when they contact Djirra in person or via the phone. You will work collaboratively in a client-centred approach, through a trauma-informed lens to undertake a needs assessment and family violence risk screening.   You will work with women to identify their needs and direct them to the right services – this may be practical support, case management, legal services, counselling or connecting with our Koori Women’s Place (KWP).

Further information can be found in the position description here.

As this role is funded via Working With Victoria, you will also be required to submit an application via Sidekicker.  Please contact hr@djirra.org.au to be for guidance through the Sidekicker application process.

 

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Paralegal Support Worker (full time, ongoing) - Northcote

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.

Due to an internal promotion an opportunity has now arisen in our Northcote office for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker to provide support and information who have experienced family violence. You will work closely with a Senior 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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Senior Lawyer (full time, ongoing) - Morwell

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.

An opportunity has arisen in our Morwell office for a Senior Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. This role will create connections to establish our presence in the Latrobe Valley region and help us to shape how we deliver our services across the region, including regular outreach across the Latrobe Valley and East Gippsland regions, including fortnightly outreach services to Djirra’s Bairnsdale office when required.

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/B885B395AC/ 

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Senior Legal Policy Officer (full time, ongoing) – Abbotsford

Djirra is committed to ending family violence against Aboriginal women and their children through holistic and culturally safe specialist services, prevention programs and advocacy for change. Our services have state-wide reach.

Our Policy & Advocacy team is expanding and now requires a Senior Legal Policy Officer. This new role will be responsible for providing advice on policy issues, legislative reforms and contributing to policy development on issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.

This new position will report to the Manager Policy & Advocacy and works closely with the Director, Policy and Engagement and Director, Services and Innovation and has a broad range of range of stakeholder engagement with government (State, Commonwealth and Federal), the Aboriginal community and various funding agencies.

You will provide high level legal policy analysis and advice and identify emerging issues, opportunities, risks and trends.

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/36DC8CE69A/

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Senior Policy Officer (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

Djirra is committed to ending family violence against Aboriginal women and their children through holistic and culturally safe specialist services, prevention programs and advocacy for change. Our services have state-wide reach.

Our Policy & Advocacy team is expanding and an additional Senior Policy Officer is required. This position will contribute to the development of innovative, solutions, policy and research that ensures policy responses and projects are aligned with Djirra’s priorities.

The Senior Policy Officer reports to the Manager Policy & Advocacy and works closely with the Director, Policy and Engagement and Director, Services and Innovation and has a broad range of range of stakeholder engagement with government (State, Commonwealth and Federal), the Aboriginal community and various funding agencies.

The Senior Policy Officer will provide timely and high quality advice on complex and sensitive policy issues and proposals.

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/9FF9962754/

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Lawyer or Senior Lawyer (full time, ongoing) – Northcote

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Melbourne office for a Lawyer or Senior Lawyer 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/E1A1AF83D2/

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Executive Officer, National Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Forum Secretariat (c/o Djirra) (full time, fixed term for 12 months) - Flexible location

The National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum (Forum) was formally established in May 2012. It is the national peak body comprising fourteen Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services (FVPLS) member organisations across Australia.

The FVPLSs deliver culturally-safe, specialist, legal and non-legal supports, as well as early intervention and prevention programs, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at risk of or experiencing family violence – predominantly women and their children. Nationally, over 95% of people accessing our services are women and children.

The goal of the Forum is to work in collaboration with the FVPLSs to increase access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victim/survivors of family violence and sexual assault. The Forum enables the FVPLSs to form unified responses and input to the Government at a national level to address family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This dynamic role will contribute to increasing access to justice for Aboriginal victims/survivors of family violence and ensuring the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence shape social, legal and system reform across Australia.

The Executive Officer will work closely with relevant managers, the National Chairperson, Deputy Co-Chairs and Forum members.

The location for this position is flexible. For candidates residing in Victoria – 292 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford, Victoria, 3067 with some remote work required due to COVID-19.

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/B1F545754D/

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Lawyer (full time) - Echuca and/or Bendigo

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 descriptions 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/A8A532BBDE/

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Paralegal Support Worker - After Hours Service (full time, fixed term to 31 December 2021) - Metro Melbourne

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and nonlegal 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, and holistic 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.

Djirra has expanded its hours of operation into the evening on weekdays to support Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or who have experienced family violence. The role of the PLSW After Hours is to receive legal services referrals from the After Hours phone staff the following day and to provide non-legal support to clients being supported by the Lawyer-After Hours Service.

Further information can be found in the position description here.  

As this is part of the Working for Victoria Project, applicants are required to register first with Working for Victoria via this link, and then apply directly via Sidekicker: www.getsidekicker.com/worker/opportunities/4354

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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.

Membership

Djirra is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of our existing membership structure, and we do not intend to accept additional members pending the outcome of the review.

Once we have completed this review, Djirra will update members and the general public by releasing a statement on the website, at which time we would encourage those who are seeking membership with Djirra to re-apply.