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Research Assistant

Lighthouse Foundation


  • You have a passion to deliver evidence-based practice to support young people to heal from their experiences.
  • You are open to being challenged and are able to consider different views.
  • You are open to learning and working in an attachment and trauma informed practice framework.
  • You are willing to embrace the Lighthouse Model of Care, and work as a team.
  • You are committed to personal and professional development.


Lighthouse Foundation provides therapeutic care programs to children and young people impacted by long-term neglect, abuse and homelessness. Our focus is to create caring communities where young people can feel safe, form meaningful relationships and begin to heal.


  • Assisting with the evidence base to enable an independent project evaluation.
  • Participating in qualitative and quantitative data preparation, collection, basic analysis, and report production, under the supervision and guidance of The Manager of the Lighthouse Institute.
  • Working within Lighthouse’s Model of Care which centres the experiences of vulnerable young people in all our work.
  • Participating in a culture in which young people and staff are truly valued and community members feel a sense of belonging.

This role’s purpose is to support the research component of a government funded pilot project that offers experiential education to the various communities around vulnerable children and young people. The primary duties will involve a combination of administering the devised research design, informing project content through exploring the literature, and supporting to prepare data for sharing with independent researchers. The role will be primarily based from the Lighthouse Richmond Youth Resource Centre.


  • Regular supervision from our Psychological Wellness Team.
  • Group reflective practice sessions.
  • Ongoing training and development through the Lighthouse Institute.
  • Being part of a caring community, who really value you.


  • Some formal training and experience in social science research methods.
  • Complete a National Criminal Records check, and participate in a psycho-social screen by Lighthouse.
  • Provide consent for a Disqualified Carers Check.

We welcome your application and ask that you please review the attached position description, provide your Resume and Application letter, broadly addressing the key selection criteria highlighted.

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Lighthouse celebrates diversity and affirm the right of access, equity, and equality for every young person, staff member and volunteer in the Lighthouse Community. Our organisation is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We also practice from a position of cultural safety and awareness, across diverse languages, religions, and cultures. we respect, respond and continue to learn about the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Lighthouse Foundation is a Child Safe Organisation, we are committed to a thoughtful and protective environment that supports our babies, children and young people to feel safe and respected, and to build their capacity to feel deeply cared for and important to other human beings.

This position is considered authorised work and subject to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination and safety requirements. You will be asked about your vaccination or exemption status and any accompanying evidence should your application proceed.

A position description is attached.

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