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
  • Flexible work-life balance, including access to a monthly RDO (Rostered Day Off)
  • Attractive Salary Packaging options
  • Access to a range of wellness and wellbeing activities throughout the year run by our Wellbeing Committee
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns.

Job opportunities

Lawyer

Djirra supports Aboriginal women’s journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, and we are growing our services across regional Victoria.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Melbourne office for a 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.

You can download the position description here.

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit their cover letter, Resume and responses to the selection criteria via the following URL:  https://djirra.workable.com/j/D22A876CA8

Further enquires regarding this position can be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor at hr@djirra.org.au

This is a designated position established as a special measure under sections 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this position. Preference will be given to women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. 

Benefits:

  • Brand new offices
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Flexible work-life balance, including access to a monthly RDO (Rostered Day Off)
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Extra annual leave given between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous Salary Packaging options (Not For Profit Organisation)
  • Access to a range of wellness and wellbeing activities throughout the year run by our Wellbeing Committee
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns.
  • Permanent full time position

Applications for these positions will close upon appointment of the successful candidates.

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Koori Women’s Place (KWP) Co-ordinator

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Co-ordinator to manage our Koori Women’s Place.

The Koori Women’s Place is an exciting program of Djirra and an extension of our work and commitment to supporting Aboriginal women’s safety and wellbeing where cultural and service safety is the model.  An understanding of Aboriginal culture and values is essential.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and a CV via the following URL:  https://djirra-1.workable.com/j/090B27D6CE

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Managing Lawyer x 2

An exciting opportunity has now arisen for two Managing Lawyer positions. You will effectively manage the delivery of holistic legal and non-legal services and supports throughout Eastern or Western Victoria.

For more information about the two positions or to apply, go to HORNER website.   For a confidential discussion, please contact Jason Hunwick at HORNER on 03 9604 2888

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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4 x Senior Lawyers Regional Victoria

As we expand to Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, and Morwell, our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service requires an experienced Senior Lawyer in each region to play a pivotal role in establishing our new regional services and offices. The Senior Lawyer will create connections to establish our presence in the region and help us to shape how we deliver our services across regional Victoria.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit their CV and response to the selection criteria via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/983B2ADDAB

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4 x Paralegal Support Workers Regional Victoria

Our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service has opportunities in Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, and Morwell for dedicated paralegal Support Workers to provide support and information to clients 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 needs.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit their CV and covering letter via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/43673AEAB6

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Senior Lawyer Warrnambool Part Time

An opportunity has arisen in the Warrnambool office of our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service for a Senior Lawyer to join our legal team two to three days per week. The Senior Lawyer will provide legal services and outreach throughout Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton and Heywood.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit their CV and response to the selection criteria via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/4711DD316C

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Senior Lawyer Melbourne (Maternity Leave replacement)

An opportunity has arisen in our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service for a Senior Lawyer to join our Inner North legal team to fill a full time maternity leave position.

The Senior Lawyer will be based in our Northcote office and provide legal services and outreach throughout Victoria’s Western metropolitan region, including at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit their CV and response to the selection criteria via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/D3DC2DCB7C

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Koori Women’s Place Senior Support Worker

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Senior Support Worker to work in our Koori Women’s Place. The Koori Women’s Place is an exciting program of Djirra and an extension of our work and commitment to supporting Aboriginal women’s safety and wellbeing. We are looking for women who can bring with them their networking, liaising and community outreach experience. An understanding of Aboriginal culture and values is essential.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter outlining your experiences and skills and your CV via the following URL: https://djirra-1.workable.com/j/A19D898127

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Workshop Facilitator Young Luv

Several casual positions have become available for interested women who are keen to facilitate our Young Luv workshops at venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria. You will work collaboratively with our Community Engagement team, Koori Women’s Place and Reception to provide administrative, event and program support and to assist with the planning, delivery and evaluation of the Young Luv workshops.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter outlining your experiences and skills and your CV via the following URL: https://djirra-1.workable.com/j/A3545A8AB4

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For general enquiries about job opportunities and Djirra’s work, contact us.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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.

Djirra seeks volunteers with strong analytical and conceptual ability, and excellent research and communication skills. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

We usually offer two rounds per year for expressions of interest in volunteering. To find our more information or express interest, please send your CV with a covering letter to hr@djirra.org.au