• Ongoing, part time position (FTE 0.6 – 3 days per week)
  • Generous SCHCADS Award Salary – SCHCADS Level 4.1 ($82,045.60) – or negotiable, dependent on experience
  • Opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills in a supportive and collaborative environment



About the Role

The Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service (AFVLS) is a program of Djirra. AFVLS provides legal and non-legal assistance and facilitates access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have experienced family violence or sexual assault. AFVLS’s legal services include advice, representation and advocacy in the areas of:

  • child protection
  • family violence intervention orders
  • family law; and
  • victims of crime assistance.


AFVLS operates a culturally safe, trauma informed, holistic and intensive client service model. Clients are assisted by Lawyers and Paralegal Support Workers to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health and other support services to address their complex needs and issues.

Paralegal Support Workers provide wrap-around support within this model, including: emotional support; court support; direct financial support; support in interactions with police; support with access to legal aid; support accessing transport; and connecting clients with culturally safe counselling and support services to address the underlying social issues giving rise to the client’s experience of family violence and associated legal issues.




  • A Victorian Employees Working with Children Check Card
  • A National Police Check
  • A current driver’s licence is essential. Some out-of-hours travel, regular regional travel and/or overnights may be required.



  • Qualification in community service or paralegal studies.



  • Attractive salary packaging options (including meals and entertainment)
  • Generous leave provisions apply
  • Employee Assistance Program with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concern
  • Supervision and debriefing program
  • Cultural Safety training in both formal and informal settings is provided
  • Collaborative and inclusive team culture
  • Access to company vehicles for any work-related travel
  • Additional paid leave for end of year office closure period


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

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.