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

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:

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Paralegal Support Worker Ballarat

Our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service has an opportunity for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker 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.  This position is permanent 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:

https://djirra.workable.com/j/6921BE6B1F

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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 someone who can bring with them their networking, liaising and community outreach experience.  An understanding of Aboriginal culture and values is essential.  Both full time and part time applications will be considered.  This position is fixed term to 30th June 2019 at this stage.

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:

https://djirra.workable.com/j/6AE4E3FF97

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Paralegal Support Worker - Outreach Ballarat

Our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service has an opportunity for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker 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.  This position is fixed term for 12 months and based in Melbourne but will provide regular outreach to the Ballarat region.

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:

https://djirra.workable.com/j/84D770CC0E

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Legal Administrative Co-ordinator

An amazing new position has been created for a Legal Administrative Coordinator for our Legal Services team. This role is fixed term for an initial period of 12 months and is full time. The role will involve assisting the legal team with administrative and reception support.

Further information and a copy of the position description can be found here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV and answer specific questions via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/971D3F1F20

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IT Officer

An exciting new opportunity has arisen at Djirra for a full-time IT Officer. Working with assistance from the external IT provider, you will ensure that Djirra maintains a reliable and functional ICT environment to support the activities of approximately 60 staff in 7 locations around Victoria. You must be able to commit to regional travel and overnight stays as this is an essential requirement of the role.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and a CV via the following URL:  https://djirra.workable.com/j/5364971EEC

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Marketing & Communications Advisor

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a Marketing & Communications Advisor.  This role can either be full time or part time (four days per week) depending on your preference.  The role will involve marketing Djirra and its programs and activities, undertake daily implementation of our promotional work, on line strategy and events and overseeing our brand management.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and a CV via the following URL:  https://djirra.workable.com/j/93532E494A

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Senior Lawyer/Lawyer - Ballarat

We are expanding to regional Victoria and require an experienced Senior Lawyer/Lawyer for the Ballarat/Highlands region to play a pivotal role in establishing a new regional service and office.  The Senior Lawyer/Lawyer will create connections to establish our presence in the region and will help us shape how we deliver our services.

You can download a position description here

Applicants are required to submit their CV and responses to the selection criteria via the following URL.

If you are interested in applying for Ballarat-Central Highlands, apply via this URL:  https://djirra.workable.com/j/983B2ADDAB

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Four 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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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: 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