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

Executive Officer National Secretariat

An amazing opportunity has arisen for an Executive Officer, National FVPLS Forum Secretariat.   This important position will play a lead role in national advocacy to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the prevention of family violence.

You can download the position description here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria and a CV via the following URL:  https://djirra.workable.com/j/1339B1F55F

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Senior Lawyer/Lawyer - Morwell, Ballarat and Echuca

We are expanding to regional Victoria and require an experienced Senior Lawyer/Lawyer for the Morwell, Echuca/Campaspe & Ballarat/Highlands regions to play a pivotal role in establishing new regional services and offices.  The Senior Lawyer/Lawyer will create connections to establish our presence in the nominated regions and will help us shape how we deliver our services across Victoria.

You can download a position description here

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

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

If you are interested in the Echuca/Campaspe region apply via this URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/A9D74856CA

If you are interested in the Morwell region apply via this URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/B40DAFC632

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Lawyer

Djirra supports Aboriginal women’s journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, and we are growing our services across regional Victoria.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Melbourne office for a Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support.

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.

You can download the position description here.

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit their cover letter, Resume and responses to the selection criteria via the following URL:  https://djirra.workable.com/j/D22A876CA8

Further enquires regarding this position can be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor at hr@djirra.org.au

This is a designated position established as a special measure under sections 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this position. Preference will be given to women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. 

Benefits:

  • Brand new offices
  • Supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Flexible work-life balance, including access to a monthly RDO (Rostered Day Off)
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Extra annual leave given between Christmas and New Year
  • Generous Salary Packaging options (Not For Profit Organisation)
  • 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.
  • Permanent full time position

Applications for these positions will close upon appointment of the successful candidates.

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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