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Alcohol and Other Drugs Traineeship

  • Fixed term (12 months), flexible full time or part time available
  • Paid traineeship with generous SCHCADS Award Salary - Level 4.1 - $82,045.60
  • Convenient inner-city location
  • Exciting new traineeship

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 click "Apply Now" below and submit your resume, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and completed application form.

Please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor at [email protected] using the subject line: Alcohol and Other Drugs Traineeship enquiry via EthicalJobs for a confidential discussion if you would like further information.


  • National Police Check
  • Victorian Working with Children’s Check
  • Drivers License
  • Right to work in Australia


  • 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
  • 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

A position description is attached.

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