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.
  • Regular external debriefing/supervision offered to all staff

Job opportunities

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.

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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Executive Officer (full time - fixed term to June 2020 - based in Abbotsford)

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.

Further information can be found here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/99CBB6B5E8

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Paralegal Support Worker (full time – based in Morwell)

Our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service program of Djirra has an opportunity for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker to provide support and information to clients who have experienced family violence. This position is full time and permanent. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Lawyer assisting clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their needs.

Further information can be found here (PD)

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV and answer some short questions via the following URL: https://djrra.workable.com/j/CB51F9B726

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Lawyer or Senior Lawyer (full time - based in Melbourne)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Melbourne office for a Lawyer or Senior 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 here.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV and answer some short questions via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/D22A876CA8

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Paralegal Support Worker (full time – based in Ballarat)

Our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service program of Djirra has an opportunity for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker to provide support and information to clients who have experienced family violence. This position is full time and permanent. The successful candidate will work closely with the 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 a cover letter, CV and answer some short questions via the following URL:
https://djirra.workable.com/j/DDAC2C1510

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Paralegal Support Worker (full time - fixed term to January 2020 - based in Warrnambool)

Our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service program of Djirra has an opportunity for a dedicated Paralegal Support Worker to provide support and information to clients who have experienced family violence. This position is a full time fixed term position (parental leave replacement). The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Lawyers 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 a cover letter, CV and answer some short questions via the following URL: https://djirra.workable.com/j/621F99A27C

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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 will be seeking volunteers with strong analytical and conceptual ability, and excellent research and communication skills from July 2019. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To find our more information or express interest, please send your CV with a covering letter to hr@djirra.org.au

 

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.