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
  • 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
  • Additional leave given over Christmas / New Year break

Job opportunities

Djirra is currently experiencing significant growth!

We are expanding our specialist, culturally safe support services. This means we have a number of exciting roles available across the state!  We have roles available in our legal service, policy and advocacy, operations and new after hours support service.

 

Djirra is committed to Child Safety and as part of Djirra’s screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Children Check and a National Police Check. You must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of Child Safety.

The following positions are currently available.

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Paralegal Support Worker Coordinator (full time, ongoing)

Djirra is experiencing enormous growth at the moment. The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra and a new position has been created for a Paralegal Support Worker Coordinator to provide supportive and effective leadership and guidance to the paralegal team. This position will ensure services provided to our clients are delivered in a consistent and professional manner in accordance with our service model. This position will work in collaboration with the Legal Services Manager and the Managing Lawyers to ensure that the legal team is appropriately supported. You will also be involved in creating the best possible learning opportunities to complement and support both emerging and existing expertise within the paralegal team.

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/j/DC9CD56F4D 

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Project Officer, Strategic and Donor Partnerships (full time, ongoing) – Abbotsford

A full time, ongoing position has arisen in our Melbourne office for a Senior Project Officer, Strategic and Donor Partnerships to identify and develop successful funding and grant submissions to align with Djirra’s strategic direction and objectives to achieve financial sustainability. This role reports directly to the Manager, Policy and Advocacy, in the Policy and Engagement team and will work closely with the Director, Policy and Engagement and the Director, Services and Innovation. You will also be required to maintain and develop a broad range of stakeholder engagement with government (State, Commonwealth and Federal), the Aboriginal community and various funding agencies.

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/j/50379A3313

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Lawyer (full time, ongoing) - Northcote

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.

A full time, ongoing position 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.

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/95F808FEBA/

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Senior Policy Officer (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

The Senior Policy Officer will contribute to the development of innovative, solutions policy and research that ensures policy responses and projects are aligned with Djirra’s priorities.

The role works closely with the Director, Policy and Engagement and Director, Services and Innovation and has a broad range of range of stakeholder engagement with government (State, Commonwealth and Federal), 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.

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/j/48CC3C533A

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Senior Lawyer/Lawyer (full time) - Echuca and/or Bendigo

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.

The Senior Lawyer or Lawyer will deliver high quality legal advice and representation in family violence, family law and victims of crime matters while also managing a significant child protection case load. You will also work closely with a Paralegal Support Worker to support clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services to address their needs.

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/A8A532BBDE/

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Paralegal Support Worker - After Hours Service (full time, fixed term to 31 December 2021) - Metro Melbourne

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and nonlegal 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, and holistic 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.

Djirra has expanded its hours of operation into the evening on weekdays to support Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or who have experienced family violence. The role of the PLSW After Hours is to receive legal services referrals from the After Hours phone staff the following day and to provide non-legal support to clients being supported by the Lawyer-After Hours Service.

Further information can be found in the position description here.  

As this is part of the Working for Victoria Project, applicants are required to register first with Working for Victoria via this link, and then apply directly via Sidekicker: www.getsidekicker.com/worker/opportunities/4354

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Senior Lawyer/Lawyer (full time, ongoing) - Morwell

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and nonlegal 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.

Senior 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.

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/j/B885B395AC

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Senior Lawyer (full time or part time, ongoing) - Bairnsdale

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and nonlegal 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.

Senior 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.

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/j/83860129D2

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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.

Membership

Djirra is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of our existing membership structure, and we do not intend to accept additional members pending the outcome of the review.

Once we have completed this review, Djirra will update members and the general public by releasing a statement on the website, at which time we would encourage those who are seeking membership with Djirra to re-apply.