We are pleased to advise that Ms Tabatha Young, a well-respected Aboriginal woman and human service professional, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, with AFLSSQ.
Tabatha began her career as a Cadet with the Department of Communities (DOCs), where she worked in the areas of family wellbeing and youth justice. From there, she went on to work as a:
- Lead Care in Family Wellbeing, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATISCHS)
- Recognised Entity Court Officer, with Kalwun Child and Family Support Service
- Family Support Worker and Court Support Worker, with Ganyjuu Family Support / Logan Indigenous Community Justice Group
- Social Work Support Officer, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS)
- Field Officer, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS).
Tabatha is a Director on the Board of Aboriginal Family Legal Service Southern Queensland (AFLSSQ) and has also served as a Director on the Board of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Women’s Legal Advocacy Service (ATSIWALIS), and has volunteered her services to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations and hubs, including: Gallang Place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Counselling Service, West End, and Griffith University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council, Queensland.
Tabatha’s work in these areas has won her a great deal of respect and admiration as someone whose commitment to supporting the welfare and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, families and communities is second to none.
We wish her every success.