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
  • Paid parental leave
  • 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 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 expanded into regional Victoria and therefore the following positions are available:

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Senior Lawyer (full time, fixed term contract) - Mildura

A fixed term 12 month position has arisen in our Mildura office for a Senior Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice, representation, and non-legal support.

The Senior Lawyer will create connections to establish our presence in the region and help us to shape how we deliver our services across the region.  This role will involve developing a strong collaborative working relationship with the Koori Family Violence Support Workers in the Umalek Balit service operating at the Mildura Courts.

Further information can be found here:
PD Djirra Lawyer Mildura CSV Oct 2019

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL:

https://djirra.workable.com/j/EEA1B634CA

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

Senior Lawyer/Lawyer (full time, permanent) – Morwell

An amazing opportunity has arisen for either a Senior Lawyer or Lawyer, the position is based in Morwell.

 

The Senior Lawyer or Lawyer will provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. The successful incumbent will play a pivotal role in establishing the new regional service and office. You will create connections to establish Djirra’s presence in the region and to help us to shape how we deliver our services in the respective region.   You will also be required to provide outreach across the LaTrobe Valley region with a primary focus on Child Protection case-work. The role will work closely with Djirra staff in Bairnsdale, including travel to that office each alternate month.

Further information can be found here:

PD Djirra Lawyer October 2019

PD Djirra Senior Lawyer October 2019

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the following URL:

https://djirra.workable.com/j/E6EB320463

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Senior Lawyer/Lawyer (full time, permanent) - Ballarat

An amazing opportunity has arisen for either a Senior Lawyer or Lawyer in Ballarat.

The Senior Lawyer or Lawyer will provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. The successful incumbent will play a pivotal role in establishing the new regional service in Ballarat. This role will be required to provide fortnightly outreach to Horsham and a primary focus on Child Protection matters.

Further information can be found here:

PD Djirra Lawyer October 2019

PD Djirra Senior Lawyer October 2019

 

Applications can be made via this link:

https://workable.com/j/983B2ADDAB

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Managing Lawyer (full time, fixed term)

Whilst we recruit for a permanent Managing Lawyer position, there is an opportunity to back fill this position on a fixed term basis till the end of March 2020, with a possibility of another three month contract should a permanent candidate not be found. This role will effectively manage the delivery of holistic legal and non-legal services and supports.  You will also be responsible for managing Legal Services staff in our Northcote office as well as our Bairnsdale and Morwell offices and regular monthly outreach to these offices will be a requirement.

Further information can be found here (PD which is attached)

Applications can be made via this link:

https://workable.com/j/022EF73D91

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Lawyer – based at Northcote – outreach to Morwell (fixed term – initial 3 month contract)

This role will provide legal advice and representation to Aboriginal victim/survivors of family violence in the Latrobe Valley Region. The role will be primarily located at our Northcote premises while delivering weekly outreach services of at least 1-2 days duration to Djirra’s Morwell office. The outreach component includes provision of a duty lawyer service for Aboriginal victim/survivors in the Children’s Court List at the LaTrobe Valley Court. The role is short-term pending recruitment of a full-time Senior Lawyer/Lawyer to be based in Morwell.

 

Further information can be found here (link to attached PD’s)

PD Djirra Senior Lawyer Morwell Outreach v0.2

PD Lawyer Morwell Outreach

 

Applications can be made via this link:

https://workable.com/j/A5144A8ECD

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Senior Lawyer/Lawyer (full time, permanent) - Northcote

An amazing opportunity has arisen for either a Senior Lawyer or Lawyer for our Northcote based office.

The Senior Lawyer or Lawyer will provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. This role will have a primary focus on Child Protection casework, including opportunities to participate in a Djirra initiated duty lawyer service for Aboriginal women experiencing family violence.

 

Further information can be found here (PD)

PD Djirra Senior Lawyer October 2019

PD Djirra Lawyer October 2019

Applications can be made via this link:

https://workable.com/j/C7DF59697F

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Managing Lawyer (full time, permanent)

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Melbourne office for a Managing Lawyer. You will effectively manage the delivery of holistic legal and non-legal services and supports. This role currently has responsibility for managing Legal Services staff in our Northcote office as well as our Bairnsdale and Morwell offices. Regular monthly outreach to these offices will be a requirement. Please note that Djirra does have other regional offices, namely Ballarat, Bendigo, Echuca, Mildura and Warrnambool therefore the regional offices that this role will be managing may vary from time to time depending on operational requirements.

 

Further information can be found here:

PD Djirra Managing Lawyer – nov 2019

 

Applications can be made via this link:

https://workable.com/j/D6446727E1

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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 March 2020. 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.