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.
  • Regular external debriefing/supervision offered to all staff

Job opportunities

Due to recognition received of the value of our unique and successful programs, Djirra has experienced significant growth and therefore the following positions are available:

Paralegal Support Worker (part time – 2 days per week – based in Ballarat)

Our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service program of Djirra has an opportunity for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker to provide support and information to clients who have experienced family violence. This position is a job share, part time position and it is two days per week. The successful candidate will work closely with the Lawyer assisting clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their needs.

This position is fixed term (12 months at this stage) and based in Ballarat.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV and answer some short questions via the following URL:

Workshop Facilitator Young Luv

Djirra would like to hear from interested women who are keen to facilitate our Young Luv workshops at venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria on a casual ad hoc flexible basis. 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.

This position can work around current commitments as you would join a pool of facilitators.

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:


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

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


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 will be seeking volunteers with strong analytical and conceptual ability, and excellent research and communication skills from July 2019. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To find our more information or express interest, please send your CV with a covering letter to