Western Health is committed to providing culturally safe and appropriate health services to our Aboriginal[i] community. Reflecting the diverse cultural community we serve, we are committed to developing a strong and supportive environment for our Aboriginal workforce, recognising the importance of diversity and the value that brings to our workplace.
Western Health's vision of "together, caring for the west" involves creating partnerships with our local communities. A diverse workforce, which reflects our community, ensures that Western Health is both more responsive to and more capable of meeting the needs of the local community.
In supporting government initiatives, Western Health has developed an Aboriginal Employment Plan that promotes employment strategies and initiatives to grow our Aboriginal workforce. We aim to provide an environment, which is supportive and encouraging for new, existing and future employees.
Western Health is committed to increasing our Aboriginal workforce by:
ensuring Aboriginal people are better represented within our workforce
creating a culturally safe work environment
develop strategies and policies to remove barriers to support the growth of our Aboriginal workforce
developing work experience opportunities for young Aboriginal students to build their skills and knowledge
provide learning and professional development opportunities and career pathways
develop and nurture relationships with the Aboriginal communities and stakeholders including education providers, professional associations and Western Health
Develop a mentoring program to support Aboriginal employees
Develop capability of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal employees to provide assistance to selection panels where there are Aboriginal applicants
Becoming an employer of choice
Western Health is committed to achieving equality in health status between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous Australians . Western Health has reaffirmed its commitm ent to improving the health of Indigenous Australians residing in the Western suburbs after becoming an official signatory to the national Closing the Gap campaign. Find out more
Western Health respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Elders and people of the Kulin nation as Traditional Owners of the lands on which Western Health sites are located.
Western Health encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Aboriginal also includes Torres Strait