Job Contact

  • Name Teresa Kyprianou
  • Position Human Resources Advisor
  • Email
  • Phone 0433 721 110

Family Violence Case Worker – Full time, ongoing (Abbotsford)


  • Join a passionate, dedicated and committed team at Djirra
  • Make a difference
  • Attractive package on offer
  • Abbotsford location

About our Organisation

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

The Individual Support Services team is seeing an experienced Case Worker. The team provides intensive support services to Aboriginal women who are experiencing or have experienced family violence and are at risk of further harm. The team’s interventions range from short-term crisis responses to longer-term intensive case-management. The team is also responsible for the provision of financial support to Djirra clients who fit the criteria via the Brokerage Program. Working under the supervision of the Team Leader, Case Workers will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their children, often presenting with multiple and complex needs, to achieve safety, stability and resilience from family violence, and to heal from the trauma they experience. The person in this role will provide client-centred, strength-based casework, utilising the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM) through a trauma- informed lens.


  • Conveniently located a few hundred metres from the Eastern Freeway entrance and Victoria Park train station and nearby to some great cafes, restaurants and the Smith St shopping precinct
  • Cultural awareness training in both formal and informal settings is provided
  • Generous salary packaging options available.

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

How to Apply

To find out more about this exciting role, organisational information and how to apply, refer to our Get Involved – Join Our Team page on our website.

Enquiries may be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, Human Resources Advisor on 0433 721 110.

Please note, applications will be checked as received.

At Djirra, we place great value on people who get on easily and well with others, and most importantly, who have an understanding of Aboriginal culture and community. We are looking for people with relevant skills and experience who can bring with them their networking, liaising and community outreach experience.

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.


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Job Details

  • Role Category
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Location Melbourne
  • Job Posted 16/12/2021
  • Application Close
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