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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Paralegal Support Worker (FT or PT, maternity leave replacement – based in Bairnsdale)

A maternity leave replacement position has arisen in our Bairnsdale office for a Paralegal Support Worker to provide support and information to clients who have experienced family violence.

This position is fixed term until the end of January 2020.

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) – both full and part time applications will be considered.

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

https://djirra.workable.com/j/C2A58F4D72

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Managing Lawyer, Western Victoria (full time, permanent) - Melbourne

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 throughout Western Victoria.

Further information can be found here (PD).

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

https://djirra.workable.com/j/116852AE1E

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Senior Lawyer/Lawyer (FT or PT, maternity leave replacement) - Warrnambool

A maternity leave replacement position has arisen in our Warrnambool office for a Senior Lawyer or Lawyer to provide and oversee high quality legal advice and representation, and non-legal support. The Senior Lawyer/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 position is available from late August 2019 to late May 2020 and Djirra will consider both full time and part time applications.

Further information can be found here (PD).

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

https://djirra.workable.com/j/A08E9F69B2

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

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

Further information can be found here (PD)

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

https://djirra.workable.com/j/B359925449 

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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.

Further information can be found here (PD)

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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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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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.