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Senior Project Officer Research

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation (Wungening) is a progressive Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation based in Perth. Wungening provides culturally secure alcohol and other drug programs, manages a refuge for women and children escaping family violence and an emergency relief program.  Wungening also leads two large consortia of four agencies each, supporting people to reintegrate back into community after release from prison and an in-home support service aimed at keeping children safe at home. Recently Wungening has also moved into the homelessness space and is a contracted partner in the delivery of housing first services. We are governed by 100% Aboriginal Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer and maintain at least 70% Aboriginal staff. Starting with two unfunded staff in 1989 after Aboriginal people lobbied for services that better suited their needs; Wungening is now a leading community controlled not-for-profit with nine locations and managing over 200 staff to further our vision of a healthy, safe, strong Aboriginal community.

About the role

Wungening has established partnerships with universities and research bodies and commenced a number of collaborative research projects. Wungening is no longer just responding to requests for support for research, rather we are actively involved in the design and implementation of the projects and implementing improvements, change, and action as we learn.

This position will coordinate these research projects and communicate research findings to program areas in order to connect insights to practice. 

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification, e.g. social sciences, social research, Indigenous studies etc.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of First Australian cultures and societies from a historical perspective and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects, use initiative and work effectively in a team and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated understanding of research tools, processes, and research methodologies and ability to conduct literature reviews.
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills and the ability to produce written and visual reports.
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including the MS Office suite.

If you would like to discuss the application, please contact Lindey Andrews on 0400 417 343 or via email landrews@wungening.com.au, using the subject line: Senior Project Officer Research enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation reserves the right to appoint this position prior to the application closing date or by invitation

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