|Title:||Aboriginal Employment Guide|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0180/09|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 26 March 2009|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||Best practice principles for attraction, recruitment, selection and retention of Aboriginal public service employees.|
|Applicable to:||Management and HR personnel|
|Period of effect:||from 10 March 2009 to 10 March 2014|
|Review date:||10 March 2014|
|Authorised by:||Mr Ken Wyatt, DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ABORIGINAL HEALTH, 19-Mar-2009|
|Print version:||View print version|
Aboriginal Employment Guide
Diversity is a source of strength for WA Health. By having a better understanding of cultural difference, we enhance the integrity of our service and improve our ability to meet the needs of our diverse population. The diverse skills of Aboriginal people are essential for WA Health to better design and deliver services that meet the needs of Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people remain significantly under represented in the WA Health workforce, even in regions with a significant Aboriginal client base. Increasing Aboriginal employment across all Western Australian regions is a key objective of WA Health.
To facilitate this, the Office of Aboriginal Health has collaborated with WA Health Country Health Service, Health Corporate Networks, Workforce Education and Training, Work Life Balance and Equity Unit, and Office of Industry Relations to develop the Aboriginal Employment Guide.
It is recommended that all staff involved in the attraction, recruitment and retention of staff familiarise themselves with this resource, and implement its recommendations into daily work practice.
This guide is available from the Office of Aboriginal Health website at: http://www.aboriginal.health.wa.gov.au/home/
Mr Ken Wyatt
This circular last updated: Thursday, 26 March 2009 at 12:55pm