About the organisation
Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with over 20 years’ experience accompanying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and their children, on their individual journeys. We find solutions through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women sharing their stories, journeys, and experiences. Djirra celebrates women’s strength and resilience. We are committed to a future without family violence.
We deliver holistic, culturally safe, specialist family violence support, legal services and case management, alongside cultural and wellbeing workshops, and programs. Our services have state-wide reach, touching every part of Victoria to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Self-determination is the foundation of everything we do.
Djirra amplifies the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. We advocate for system-wide change to improve access to justice, eliminate systemic violence, and strengthen women’s resilience.
We are an active member of the National Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services Forum, the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are experiencing or at risk of family violence.
About the role
- 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
How to apply
Hit Apply Now and submit your application via the link provided
Please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor on firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential discussion if you would like further information.
Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria here:
Please quote in application: Lawyer or Senior Lawyer – Shepparton via Pro Bono Australia.
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