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Training and Practice Lead

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Profession : Education & Training

Sector : Community Development, Indigenous

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Djirra

Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) with nearly twenty years’ experience providing culturally safe family violence services to Aboriginal women. Djirra offers a specialist holistic legal service, early intervention and prevention programs, counselling and practical support for Aboriginal women who are currently experiencing family violence or dealing with its past impacts. All Djirra’s work is designed by and for Aboriginal women and is deeply respectful of and connected to community. Self-determination is the foundation of everything we do: it is Our Cultural Way.


About the role


  • Join a passionate, dedicated and committed team at Djirra
  • Attractive salary package on offer
  • Fixed term (12 months) with a possibility of extension
  • Full Time or Part time (4 days per week) will be considered

This newly created position will develop a training needs analysis and design a suite of professional development initiatives that address the capability needs assessment and capability development plan for the Individual Support Services (ISS) workforce at Djirra. The Lead will deliver training, workshops and mentoring, and provide advice to management and team members. They will develop peer mentoring and learning capacity and opportunities.

The successful applicant will also design a bespoke supervision model for Djirra that encompasses the needs of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff and includes line management supervision, peer reflective practice and debriefing. They will design and deliver a supervision skills development package that ensures that the Djirra workforce receives ongoing culturally and clinically appropriate supervision and support. The successful applicant will work closely with the other newly created position of Workforce Development Advisor, as well as Djirra’s senior leadership and the ISS teams.

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualification in either social work, workforce development, education and training or a related discipline, or equivalent demonstrable work experience.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


  • Conveniently located a few hundred metres from the Eastern Freeway entrance and Victoria Park train station and nearby to some great cafes, restaurants and the Smith St shopping precinct
  • Salary packaging options available that significantly increase your take home pay
  • Cultural awareness training in both formal and informal settings provided
  • Learning and Development opportunities all year round


How to apply

To find out more about this exciting role (Position Description), organisational information and how to apply, refer to our Get Involved – Join Our Team page on our website (

Enquiries can be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, Human Resources Advisor on

Please note, applications will be checked as received so please submit your application as soon as possible.

All employees are required to have an Employee Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Records Check and if required an International Police Check. In addition the successful incumbent will need to provide reasonable and valid evidence that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.



Please quote in application: Training and Practice Lead via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Education_and_Training
Sector: #Community_Development, #Indigenous


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