Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Practitioner Djirra


  • Join a passionate, dedicated, inclusive and committed team at Djirra
  • Make a difference
  • Attractive salary package on offer – SCHCADS Level 5

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 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.

Working under the supervision of the AOD Senior Practitioner, the AoD Practitioner will support 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 person in this role will provide client-centred, strength-based casework, utilising the Multi Agency Risk and Assessment Management Framework (MARAM) and relevant AOD frameworks. They will also provide secondary consultations on AOD issues to ISS Case Workers and engage in collaborative practice arrangements with Case Managers, such as co-case management, where this is appropriate.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 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 InvolvedJoin Our Team page on our website ( [link removed])

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 qualifications,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.


  • Conveniently located a few hundred metres from the Eastern Freeway entrance and Victoria Park train station and nearby to some great cafes, coffee shops and restaurants
  • Generous leave provisions apply including additional days given between Christmas and New Year this year
  • Cultural awareness training in both formal and informal settings provided
  • Generous salary packaging options available.