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Workforce Development Advisor

Organisation : Djirra

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Advocacy

Sector : 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

This newly created position will be responsible for designing and implementing a workforce development strategy that sets out the workforce capabilities, skills and competencies that are required in the Individual Support Services (ISS) team and how these will be developed. In consultation with senior Djirra leadership, the Advisor will upscale this to a whole of organisation strategy as a final stage of the project. There will be a particular emphasis on growing and upskilling the Aboriginal workforce, including improving the professional wellbeing of Aboriginal team members. The Advisor will report to the Learning and Practice Development Manager and work closely with the Training and Practice Lead who will design and deliver professional development initiatives the ISS team. The Advisor will also work closely with the senior leadership of Djirra to ensure that there is organisation-wide support for sustainable workforce development and for the retention and advancement of staff.

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

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

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: Workforce Development Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy
Sector: #Indigenous


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