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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

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor (full time, fixed term (12 months) - Abbotsford and Collingwood

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 19 August 2022

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Director, Engagement and Support (full time, ongoing) – Abbotsford

The newly created position of Director, Engagement and Support provides strategic and operational leadership. As a member of Djirra’s Senior Executive Team, the Director, Engagement and Support will play a key role in supporting the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy CEO in the implementation of Djirra’s strategic direction and initiatives, Aboriginal employment and advancement, genuine partnerships with community and day to day leadership support to the Community Engagement and Individual Support Services management team.

The Director, Engagement and Support will also ensure a focus on cultural safety, client outcomes, local area context, issues and strengths, continuous improvement in service quality and performance, effective resource management and ensuring that Djirra’s programs and services are delivering on Victoria’s reform agenda for family violence and child and family services.

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/E81905203D/

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Director, Legal Services (full time, ongoing) – Abbotsford

This is a newly created position reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. You will have three direct reports and be responsible for leading and managing a team of approximately 30 legal practitioners and other professionals in the provision of high quality legal and advocacy services for Djirra.

As a member of the Senior Executive Team, the Director Legal Services is required to develop and drive strategic and transformational change.

This role requires an individual who has successfully led and mentored a legal services team. A proven ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with members of the Aboriginal community is vital.

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/20E1E44392/

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Human Resources Administrator (full time, ongoing) – Abbotsford and/or Collingwood

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

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

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

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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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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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.