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

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

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Warrnambool office for a Lawyer or Senior Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support throughout the region. 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 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/58B33C6A0E/

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Lawyer/Senior Lawyer (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford (2 positions available)

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 new Lawyer and or Senior Lawyer position is now available at our Abbotsford office 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 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/DE2D11759D/

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Support Worker (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra and an opportunity has now arisen in our Abbotsford office for a Support Worker (officially called Paralegal Support Worker) to provide support and information who have experienced family violence. You will work closely with a Lawyer assisting clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.

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/5A436D3714/

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Family Violence Case Worker (full time, ongoing) - Abbotsford

This position will report directly to the Team Leader, Case Management.

The Case Worker, will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, often presenting with multiple and complex needs toward outcomes that promote safety, stability and resilience. The person in this role will provide client-centred, strength-based casework, through a trauma- informed lens, using the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM).

Further information can be found in the position description here.

Applicants will need to submit a brief covering letter and a resume, explaining your suitability for the role as soon as possible.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://apply.workable.com/j/3768FA267D

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Paralegal Support Worker - After Hours Service - 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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Lawyer (full time or part time, ongoing) - Bairnsdale

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 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 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.