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Research Officer

Yorgum Healing Services
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You must be of Aboriginal descent to be considered for this position as per section 50D of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984. 


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 conducting family research related to family history tracing for clients affected by Stolen Generation policies and practices.


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

  1. Relevant qualification or experience working with Aboriginal people in the area of family history research and working with Stolen Generation clients.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of government policies relating to the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  3. Demonstrated organisational and time management skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  5. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office and database applications.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of the Aboriginal Terms of Reference and cultural competency.
  7. Be able to travel as required.


  • A Valid Driver’s License
  • National Police Certificate, not less than six (6) months old 

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

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact us.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

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