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Senior Lawyer/Lawyer (Full Time, Permanent) – Ballarat


Djirra supports Aboriginal women’s journey to safety and wellbeing, and provides legal and practical supports to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence across Victoria. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, and we are growing our services across regional Victoria.

As we expand to Ballarat & Central Highlands, our Aboriginal Family Violence Legal Service requires an experienced Senior Lawyer/Lawyer to play a pivotal role in establishing the new regional service in Ballarat. The Senior Lawyer/Lawyer will create connections to establish our presence in the region and help us to shape how we deliver our services across the region. This role will be required to provide fortnightly outreach to Horsham and a primary focus on Child Protection matters.


The Senior Lawyer or Lawyer will deliver high quality legal advice and representation in family violence, family law and victims of crime matters while also managing a significant child protection case load. You will also work closely with a Paralegal Support Worker to support clients to access a variety of legal, social, psychological, cultural, health, financial and other support services to address their needs.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Is dedicated to the prevention of family violence
  • Ensures clients receive an excellent level of service
  • Is an advocate for justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Has at least 5 years of post-admission experience (related to family law/violence)
  • Is passionate about working to build regional stakeholder relationships
  • Contributes to service development and improvement
  • Is able to mentor and guide staff.


Ability to effectively communicate and work with the local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and knowledge of social justice issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is preferred.


  • Permanent full time position
  • Generous salary packaging options available
  • Extra days off between Christmas and New Year
  • Access to a monthly RDO (Rostered Day Off), Cultural leave, paid Parental leave and Annual Leave Loading


How to Apply

Please refer to our website: for organisational information, position description and how to apply. Applicants are required to submit their cover letter, resume and provide responses to the questions found at the bottom of the application form.

Further enquires regarding this position can be directed to Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor at [email protected]

Applications for this position will close upon appointment of the successful candidates.

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Job Details

  • Role Category
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Location Melbourne
  • Job Posted 06/11/2019
  • Application Close
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