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Yorgum Healing Services
  • Disability Service
  • East Perth

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


Yorgum was established in 1991 by a group of Aboriginal women, some of whom worked in women’s refuges, who were  concerned about the lack of appropriate counselling support for Aboriginal people experiencing spiritual, emotional and psychological pain. They founded a service with a ‘healing’ approach rather than an ongoing, crisis-driven ‘patch-up’ approach.

Yorgum offers all Aboriginal people and their families autonomous, community based healing services that are culturally secure, trauma-informed and work within an Aboriginal Family Worldview. 

The Role:

This position is responsible for providing targeted trauma-informed, culturally appropriate counselling services to support Indigenous Australians with disability, their families and carers that are affected by the Royal Commission. 


To be considered for the role, you must be able to demonstrate the following experience and abilities: 

  1. A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling with supervised clinical experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience in providing culturally secure, trauma informed counselling to people with a disability affected by trauma and abuse.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of issues experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  4. Demonstrated experience in engaging with and building strong working relationships with clients and relevant stakeholders.
  5. Demonstrated organisational and time management skills.
  6. Demonstrated experience to work independently and as a member of a team.
  7. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft applications and database management.
  8. Be able to travel as required.

Before an offer of employment can be made Yorgum requires a National Police Clearance (not older than 6 months), Working with Children Check Card and evidence of working rights in Australia, a current driver's license to be submitted.

Unsolicited referrals from recruitment agencies will not be accepted

Please note: Short listing will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice. Only suitable candidates will be considered and contacted if short listed. 

Yorgum is committed to the protection of children and young people.

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