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Lawyer / Senior Lawyer - Shepparton

  • 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 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

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.



  • 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

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Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

Please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Kyprianou, HR Advisor on [email protected] using the subject line: Lawyer / Senior Lawyer - Shepparton enquiry via EthicalJobs for a confidential discussion if you would like further information.

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

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