Join Our Team

Djirra is growing fast and we have exciting new roles available. Become part of our vision; that all Aboriginal women are strong, safe, independent, healthy and positive in their lives, culture and communities.

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

Family Violence Case Manager - Prison Support Portfolio (part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term) - Abbotsford and Melton (SCHCADS Level 5.1 - $88,757pa)

The Individual Support Services team provides intensive support services to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and are at risk of further harm. The team’s interventions range from short-term crisis responses to longer-term intensive case-management. The team is also responsible for the provision of financial support to Djirra clients who fit the criteria via the Brokerage Program.

Case Managers provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children, who often present with multiple and complex needs, to achieve safety, stability and resilience from family violence, and to heal from the trauma they experience. They provide client-centred, strength-based casework, utilising the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM) through a trauma- informed lens.

This Case Manager position is one of two that also has responsibility for a prison support portfolio which involves providing case management services within the MARAM framework to Aboriginal women, and their children, who are in prison or have been released from prison. As well as working from the Abbotsford office, these positions will work at times from a base at Melton with time spent there gradually increasing. Outreach to Dame Phyllis Frost and Tarrengower prisons will also be required at times.

The Prison Support Program is designed to assist Aboriginal women who have experienced family violence and incarceration to break the cycle of violence and offending and to live safe lives, connected to culture and free from trauma.

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

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/85E5EE254D/ 

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Lawyer/ Senior Lawyer (full time, ongoing) - Echuca or Shepparton (Lawyer SCHCADS Level 5 - $88,000pa - $92,000pa / Senior Lawyer SCHCADS Level 6 - $96,000pa - 101,000pa)

An opportunity has arisen in our Echuca office for a Lawyer or Senior Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. This position can be flexibly located in Echuca or Shepparton, to service clients in Echuca and Shepparton.

The Lawyer/ Senior Layer 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.

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

Further information regarding the position of Lawyer can be found in the position description here.

Further information regarding the position of Senior Lawyer can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/F9FA2BD34D/

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Communications and Media Lead (full time, ongoing) - Collingwood (SCHCADS Level 7 - $104,000pa to $109,000pa)

Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Advocacy, the Communications and Media Lead is responsible for managing, developing and delivering creative communications and content solutions to support Djirra’s advocacy, strategic priorities and programs. The Communications Lead works closely with other teams within Djirra to manage a broad range of communication services and materials, and to provide strategic advice on a range of communication activities. This includes leading and developing high level, specialised communication strategies and managing all key messaging for digital and print materials, media and campaigns, social media, marketing and events.

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

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/1603AA3165/

Applications close Midnight 12 December 2022.

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Legal Practice Standards Coordinator (full time, or part time (0.8 FTE), ongoing) - Abbotsford (SCHCADS Level 7 - $104,000pa to $109,000pa)

The Legal Practice Standards Coordinator, reporting directly to the Director of Legal Services, will work to ensure Djirra’s practice is compliant with standards, including privacy, FOI, complaints and legal professional obligations, and that Djirra’s legal service delivers the best possible assistance to Djirra legal clients.

You will also be involved in some of the more complex and sensitive legal matters, management and resolution of complaints, compliance and providing supervision and mentoring to Djirra lawyers.

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

Further information can be found in the position description here. 

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/7389C7525F/

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Governance Risk and Compliance Officer (part time 0.8 FTE, ongoing) - Collingwood (SCHCADS Level 5 - $88,000pa to $92,000pa)

This newly created position reports to the Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) Manager in the Corporate Services Directorate. This role offers a great opportunity to be part of a small team from its establishment, engage across all levels of the organisation, and do diverse, interesting work.

Central in your role will be the provision of a range of governance administration services to the Board and its Committees. You will also support Djirra in managing risk and meeting our compliance obligations.

Success in this role will draw on your strong interpersonal, communication, administration, and organisational skills, along with your knowledge of good corporate governance principles.

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

Further information can be found in the position description here. 

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/8E99D7638A/ 

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Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Practitioner (full time, ongoing) – Abbotsford (SCHCADS Level 5 - $88,000pa to $92,000pa)

The Individual Support Services team provides intensive support services to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and are at risk of further harm. The team’s interventions range from short-term crisis responses to longer-term intensive case-management.

Working under the supervision of the AOD Senior Practitioner, the AOD Practitioner will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to reduce the harm incurred by alcohol and other drug use and their level of risk from family violence. The person in this role will provide client-centred, strength-based casework, utilising the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM) and relevant AOD frameworks. They will also provide secondary consultations on AOD issues to ISS Case Workers and engage in collaborative practice arrangements with Case Managers, such as co-case management, where this is appropriate.

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

Further information can be found in the position description here. 

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/8E99D7638A/https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/91DBC31AB5/

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Director Corporate Services (full time, ongoing) - Collingwood/Abbotsford (circa $150,000pa)

This is a newly created position reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. You will have two direct reports and be responsible for leading the delivery of critical corporate functions including the key portfolios of finance, human resources, operations, risk and governance, information technology and fleet and assets/facilities management.

As a member of the Senior Executive Team, the Director Corporate Services is required to develop and drive strategic direction and initiatives. The role will have a key focus on driving organisational change through developing, implementing and continuously improving business support systems and processes and examining strategic options to ensure that the Corporate Services directorate functions effectively to meet the needs of the organisation.

This role requires an individual who has successfully led a corporate function team in a complex and multifaceted environment. An ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Aboriginal community is extremely important.

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

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/60C539146C/

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Intake and Assessment Worker - (full time, or part time (0.8 FTE), ongoing) - Abbotsford (SCHCADS Level 4 ($77,000pa to $83,000pa). Level 5 will be considered dependent on relevant skills and experience)

The Individual Support Services (ISS) team is seeking a full time Intake and Assessment Worker (part time 0.8FTE will be considered for the right candidate.) The team provides intensive support services to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and are at risk of further harm. The Intake and Assessment team is the first point of call for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women when they contact Djirra in person, via the phone or email. The Intake and Assessment Workers work collaboratively using a client-centred approach, through a trauma-informed lens to undertake a needs assessment and family violence risk screening and assessment. They work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to identify their needs, provide immediate and short-term responses, and direct them to the right services (eg. internal supports such as material aid, case management, legal services and counselling or connection with our Koori Women’s Place (KWP), as well as referral to external agencies).

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

Further information can be found in the position description here. 

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/434A94FA2E/

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Case Manager (full time or part time 0.8 FTE, ongoing) - Abbotsford (SCHCADS Level 5 - $88,000pa to $92,000pa)

The Individual Support Services team is seeking a full time experienced Case Manager (part time 0.8FTE will be considered for the right candidate.) The team provides intensive support services to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and are at risk of further harm. The team’s interventions range from short-term crisis responses to longer-term intensive case-management. The team is also responsible for the provision of financial support to Djirra clients who fit the criteria via the Brokerage Program. Working under supervision the Case Manager will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children, often presenting with multiple and complex needs, to achieve safety, stability and resilience from family violence, and to heal from the trauma they experience. The person in this role will provide client-centred, strength-based casework, utilising the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM) through a trauma- informed lens.

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

Further information can be found in the position description here. 

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

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Community Engagement Facilitator (part time, ongoing) - Abbotsford (SCHCADS Level 4 - $77,000pa to $83,000pa)

Djirra’s vision is to provide high quality culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal women in Victoria who have experienced or are experiencing family violence. Our services exist for Aboriginal women and more generally, for Aboriginal people who experience family violence in different stages of their lives. Preventing and addressing family violence is at the core of our work. One of the programs that Djirra delivers is the comprehensive program of Early Intervention and Prevention (EIP) workshops which are developed, facilitated, and evaluated by Aboriginal women for Aboriginal girls and women. The EIP workshops are delivered at a variety of sites across Melbourne, in regional Victoria and within the Koori Women’s Place (KWP) at Djirra’s Head Office in Abbotsford.

The Community Engagement Facilitator will have portfolio responsibility for the planning, delivery and lead facilitation of all Young Luv (YL) workshops and will contribute to the ongoing evaluate of Young Luv (YL). This position will also be required to support the delivery of the Sisters Day Out (SDO) program.

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

Further information can be found in the position description here. 

Applicants are required to submit a resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/B6F8208E9B/

 

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Senior Policy Officer (full time, ongoing) – Collingwood (SCHCADS Level 6 - $96,000pa to $101,000pa)

The Senior Policy Officer will contribute to the development of innovative solutions, policy and research that ensures policy and advocacy responses and projects are aligned with Djirra’s strategic priorities.

The role reports to the Manager, Policy and Advocacy and works closely with the Director, Strategy. The role has a broad range of stakeholder engagement with government (Local, State and Commonwealth), 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.

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 and resume, and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/F66AD8ED05/

Applications close Midnight 12 December 2022.

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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.