Published April 3, 2024
Last Modified April 3, 2024
292 Hoddle Street, Australia
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
April 23, 2024

Job Description

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

In collaboration with the Department of Health, The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) traineeship program has been developed to provide on the job work experience and paid study to provide Community members with an opportunity to enter the Alcohol and Other Drugs sector in Victoria.  The trainee will undertake a structured learning, professional development and on the job training over a 12-month period, either full time or part time within Djirra’s Individual Support Services, Alcohol and Other Drugs team. The Individual Support Services provides specialist family violence case management to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and are at risk of further harm from family violence. This work includes interventions ranging from short-term crisis responses to longer-term intensive case-management.

The trainee will work alongside Djirra’s AOD practitioners, supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to reduce the harm incurred by alcohol and other drug use and their level of risk from family violence. The trainee will be provided with opportunities to observe the delivery of Djirra’s other services including legal, prevention and early intervention, informal cultural support at Koori Women’s plan and the provision of support and legal services to women in prison.


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


To apply, please follow the link below and submit your resume, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and completed application form.

Key Selection Criteria

Professional / Functional Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Not currently enrolled in tertiary education



  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member.
  • Ability to apply a flexible, non-judgmental, and empowering approach to service delivery.
  • A flexible and positive approach to working hours, which may require after hours work at times.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, sound verbal, and written communication skills.
  • An interest in working in human services to provide a service response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to reach their potential and heal from trauma.


Technical Skills

  • Understanding of Microsoft suite
  • Ability to learn new programs.
  • Basic computer skills



  • Understanding of Microsoft suite
  • Ability to learn new programs.
  • Basic computer skills