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

Compliance and Risk Officer - Collingwood (part time (0.8), ongoing) SCHCADS Level 5.1 $93,858.96 pa - 5.3 $98,111.52 pa - dependent on experience

This role offers a great opportunity to be part of a small team, engage across all levels of the organisation, and do diverse, interesting work. The position reports to the Governance Risk & Compliance Manager in the Corporate Services Directorate.

You will support Djirra in meeting our many compliance obligations and managing risk. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop into providing support for our Board and/or its Committees. Success in this role will draw on your strong interpersonal, communication, administration, and organisational skills, along with your knowledge of good corporate governance principles.

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

Further information can be found in the Position Description here.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria here:

https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/658A3519DD/

Applications will close as soon as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Traineeship - Abbotsford (full time or part time, fixed term - 12 months) SCHCADS Level 4.1 - $82,045.60 pa

In collaboration with the Department of Health, The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) traineeship program has been developed to provide on the job work experience and paid study to provide Community members with an opportunity to enter the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector in Victoria.  The trainee will undertake a structured learning, professional development and on the job training over a 12-month period, either full time or part time within Djirra’s Individual Support Services, Alcohol and Other Drugs team. The Individual Support Services provides specialist family violence case management to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and are at risk of further harm from family violence. This work includes interventions ranging from short-term crisis responses to longer-term intensive case-management.

The trainee will work alongside Djirra’s AOD practitioners, supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to reduce the harm incurred by alcohol and other drug use and their level of risk from family violence. The trainee will be provided with opportunities to observe the delivery of Djirra’s other services including legal, prevention and early intervention, informal cultural support at Koori Women’s plan and the provision of support and legal services to women in prison. Candidates must not currently be enrolled in tertiary education.

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

Further information can be found in the Position Description here.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria here:

https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/EED2366DAB/

Applications will close Tuesday 23 April 2024 at midnight.

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Managing Lawyer - Multiple Locations on offer around Victoria (full time, ongoing) SCHCADS Level 7.1 - $110,907.68 pa

The purpose of the position is to lead, plan, and manage the provision of high quality, culturally safe, client-focused, holistic legal assistance across regional Victoria, under the overall direction of the Manager Legal Services. The regions that the Managing Lawyer has responsibility for may vary from time to time depending on Djirra’s office locations and operational requirements. We currently have regional offices in the following areas: Warrnambool (Barwon South West region), Bendigo, Echuca (servicing Shepparton), Bairnsdale (Gippsland region), Morwell (LaTrobe Valley) and Mildura (Mildura region). This position can be based at any one of our regional offices around Victoria including our Melton Centre and Abbotsford Office.

The Managing Lawyer will foster a positive, staff supportive culture and provide leadership, operational support and supervision to Legal Services staff in the area, while collaborating with the Manager Legal Services in the overall management of Legal Services ensuring compliance is met within legal, professional and accreditation requirements.

This position will be a fantastic opportunity for a senior lawyer or someone with relevant experience, who can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature and consequence of family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly in relation to women and children. This role would suit an experienced and nurturing people leader or someone who is ready to take the next step up into a leadership role.

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

Further information can be found in the Position Description here.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria here:

https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/C1E482AAE4/

Applications will close at midnight Thursday 25th April 2024.

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Lawyer or Senior Lawyer - Multiple locations on offer around Victoria (full time, ongoing and/or fixed term) SCHCADS Level 4.4 - $88,277.80 pa (Lawyer) to Level 6.1 - $102,546.08 pa (Senior Lawyer) - dependent on years of experience

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.

AFVLS operates a culturally safe, trauma informed, holistic and intensive client service model. Clients are assisted by Lawyers and Paralegal Support Workers to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.

Lawyers provide legal services including advice, representation and advocacy in the areas of:

  • child protection
  • family violence intervention orders
  • family law; and
  • victims of crime assistance

Senior Lawyers also supervise legal and non-legal work undertaken by Lawyers and Paralegal Support Workers.

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

Further information about the Lawyer can be found in the Position Description here.

Further information about the Senior Lawyer can be found in the Position Description here.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria here:

https://apply.workable.com/djirra/j/13DCF28C22/

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

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SUPPORT USVolunteer opportunities

Djirra’s volunteer program is primarily for people who have experience in, or who are studying law, however from time to time we accept applications from interested parties in a relevant discipline i.e., community development, policy, Aboriginal studies.

Please note volunteering opportunities are subject to availability and capacity of the relevant program area.  If you are interested in volunteering at Djirra, please contact provedi@djirra.org.au for more information.