• Make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal women
  • Generous SCHCADS Award salary on offer – SCHCADS Level 4.4 – $88,277.80 (Lawyer) to Level 6.1 – $102,546.08 (Senior Lawyer)
  • Full-time, ongoing position


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 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.


Lawyers provide legal services including advice, representation, and advocacy in the areas of:

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


Senior Lawyers also supervise legal and non-legal work undertaken by Lawyers and Paralegal Support Workers.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.




  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children’s Check
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Eligible to hold a legal practising certificate in Victoria.
  • A degree in law
  • (Senior Lawyers) At least five years practical legal experience in family violence-related law.



  • At least one year of practical experience in a community legal, family violence or justice related setting.



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


Please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor on hr@djirra.org.au for a confidential discussion if you would like further information.