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

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

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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Lawyer (full time, ongoing) - Echuca or Shepparton (SCHCADS Level 5 - $88,000pa to $92,000pa)

An opportunity has arisen in our Echuca office for a 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 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 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/j/F9FA2BD34D

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor (full time, fixed term (12 months) - Abbotsford and Collingwood (SCHCADS Level 6 - $96,000pa to $101,000pa)

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.

Djirra is committed to Aboriginal led program and service design, monitoring and evaluation. Due to the diversity and complexity of services and programs across Djirra, and the specific evidence and reporting needs within Djirra’s Individual Support Services (ISS), a dedicated ISS MEL Advisor role is needed within this program area. At this stage this position is for a 12 month fixed term period.

This purpose of the dedicated ISS MEL role is to:

  • Support the service to meet its mandatory data standards and funder reporting requirements.
  • Develop an evidence base for the work ISS does and the outcomes it achieves
  • Develop a sustainable MEL practice within ISS to support a culture of valuing evidence and using evidence for planning, design, service delivery improvement and to inform policy & advocacy

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/CBA3BFC06F/

Applications for this role will close at close of business  on Friday 9th September 2022. 

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Human Resources Administrator (full time, ongoing) – Abbotsford and/or Collingwood ($67,000pa - $75,000pa)

This new position sits within Djirra’s Operations team. The Human Resources Administrator is a key support position that will work closely with the Human Resources Advisor to support the operational activity of the function. You will provide a high level of administration support to ensure that Djirra is compliant with relevant legislation, regulatory requirements, professional standards and guidelines that relate to all HR/IR related matters.  Much of the work will be of a confidential nature.

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/F7CB172FC4/

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Operations Administration Officer (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford and Collingwood (SCHCADS Level 2/ 3 $60,000pa - $65,000pa - $67,000pa to $72,000pa)

The new position sits within the Operations team, reporting to the Facilities Coordinator and will work across both the Abbotsford and Collingwood offices.  You will provide administrative and operational support to all Djirra locations and teams, in addition to providing assistance as required on reception in Abbotsford.

The incumbent is expected to provide a high level of customer service and ensure the reception area operates effectively and is always professionally maintained.

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/818B355C35/

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Manager, Policy and Advocacy (full time, ongoing) – Collingwood

The Manager, Policy and Advocacy leads 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 works closely with the Director, Strategy and provides high-level strategic advice to the Executive Leadership Team, and has a broad range of stakeholder engagement with government (including Local, State and Commonwealth), the Aboriginal community and various funding agencies.

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/9B1FBCA62E/

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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/

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Communications Lead (full time, ongoing) – Collingwood (SCHCADS Level 6 - $96,000pa to $101,000pa)

Reporting to the Manager, Policy and Advocacy, the Communications Lead is responsible for 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 develop and deliver a broad range of communication services and materials, and to provide 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, campaigns, social media, marketing and events.

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/j/1603AA3165

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Training and Practice Lead (full time, fixed term) - Abbotsford (SCHCADS Level 7 - $104,000pa to $109,000pa)

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 (SCHCADS Level 5 – Lawyer, $88,000pa to $92,000pa SCHCADS Level 6 – Senior Lawyer - $96,000pa to $101,000pa)

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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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.