As part of Barwon Health’s commitment to workforce diversity, inclusion and service access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, their Aboriginal Employment Plan will assist in the employment of Aboriginal people in both clinical and non-clinical roles within the organisation. More importantly, Aboriginal people employed through the Aboriginal Employment Plan will be part of the overall Barwon Health team and not necessarily in Identified Aboriginal positions; ensuring that Aboriginal employees are an integrated and valued Barwon Health staff member.
Employing Aboriginal people across all departments of Barwon Health will assist in developing a culturally responsive organisation that promotes the benefit of preventative health services and the importance of accessing health services at the earliest opportunity. Both will greatly assist in closing the unacceptable gap that currently exists between the health outcomes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and the wider Victoria community.
Download Barwon Health's Reconciliation Action Plan here.