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Paralegal Support Worker Coordinator

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Legal

Sector : Children, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Families, Indigenous, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

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.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

Djirra is a place where culture is shared and celebrated, and where practical support is available to all Aboriginal women and particularly to Aboriginal people who are currently experiencing family violence or have in the past.

As most of our contact is with women, the work we do is predominantly designed by and for Aboriginal women.

We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who are elected by our members.

Our journey started in 2002 when we were established as the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention & Legal Service (FVPLS Victoria). Since then we have grown, expanded our services,  and evolved as an organisation, and now we are Djirra.

Djirra is the Woiwurrung word for the reed used by Wurundjeri women for basket weaving. Traditionally, when women gathered to weave, important talks took place and problems were solved. Djirra symbolises Aboriginal women today, still  coming together to share stories, support each other and find solutions.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume and answer some key questions via the "apply now" button. 

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Please quote in application: Paralegal Support Worker Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.


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