We welcome First Nations People working for Banyule Community Health

Share with us and bring your whole self to work. You may be contemplating joining us to work in First Nations funded services, or you may be interested in a mainstream role.

  • Banyule Community Health acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where we provide our services. We pay our respects to Elders and leaders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge the enduring impacts of colonisation and the sorrow of the Stolen Generations. We also recognise the resilience, strength and pride of the First Nations’ Peoples.
  • Banyule Community Health is committed to Reconciliation and launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan in December 2022.

Bring your whole self to work. You may be thinking of joining us to work in First Nations funded services, or in a mainstream role.

We will support you in the following ways:

  • We encourage you to share your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and culture at work. We support and celebrate diversity, and inclusion
  • Our Strategic Plan, our Diversity and Inclusion Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan are all about our commitment to building healthy, inclusive communities
  • We understand identity strain* and cultural load*
  • We don’t tolerate racism or discrimination in any form
  • We encourage our workforce to call out discrimination and stigma
  • We live our core values of Dignity, Quality and Passion every day

Some of the supports you can expect as the norm at Banyule Community Health:

  • All of our workforce and Board have completed a First Nations Cultural Awareness Training tailored to our service
  • Regular access to cultural supervision and support with a First Nations Cultural Safety Lead
  • Regular line management supervision and support with your Team Leader
  • We encourage your membership in our Close e the Health Gap Connectors Group
  • We have a well established Employee Assistance Program Provider with First Nations culturally competent Counsellors
  • All new workers undergo Equal Employment Opportunity Awareness Training and are oriented to a Discrimination Complaint Handling Procedure

With thanks to past and present First Nations Workforce at Banyule Community Health, and Diversity Council of Australia’s Gari Yala report.

Diversity Council Australia/Jumbunna Institute (Brown, C., D’Almada-Remedios, R., Gilbert, J. O’Leary, J. and Young, N.) Gari Yala (Speak the Truth): Centreing the Work Experiences of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians, Sydney, Diversity Council Australia/Jumbunna Institute, 2020.

Artwork: Yaluk Wilam – The Story

You can listen to artist Simone Thompson sharing the Dreaming Story of Yaluk Willam by clicking on the video link here.

Acknowledgement: Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website (www.health.gov.au) for more information.

Disclaimer: Although funding for these Allied Health services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.