Diversity and Inclusion Framework Diversity and Inclusion Framework - Page 12

FOCUS AREA ACTIONS Continue to fully implement our Aboriginal Employment strategy. ACTION PLAN Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI) We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we work, learn and live. Interrelate’s vision for reconciliation is to recognise, respect and value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, history, needs and to celebrate their contributions and achievements. With this knowledge, we aim to ensure that all our services can enhance the wellbeing, safety and resilience of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities. We recognise that the intergenerational trauma that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience as a result of colonisation continues to be passed from generation to generation with devastating effects and we understand that addressing this trauma is central to healing for Indigenous peoples. Workplace culture Leadership Communication WHO Staff representation of ATSI maintains as a minimum of 6% and increases in areas where those communities reflect a higher population percentage of ATSI inhabitants. ATSI staff are represented across a broad range of program areas. BDM’s PC&P Conduct a cultural audit across all Interrelate offices. Cultural audits have been completed across all sites. RI Kutanya Support Kutanya in its work. Ensure the Stretch RAP is developed and fully understood and implemented in service and business areas. Development and Implementation of the Stretch RAP is completed successfully. ALL Acknowledge the harm done and listen to the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities by past practices and social policies and seek to redress this by providing services that can empower and promote access and equity. Build culturally significant days into the annual marketing calendar. Marketing Team Foster inclusive cultures by celebrating days of significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Sites report initiatives or participation in events that are culturally significant to ATSI communities. BDM’s, PL’s Increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using services by strengthening relationships with local Aboriginal communities and ensuring our sites are culturally welcoming. Site audits show that sites are OS’s culturally welcoming. PL’s BDM’s Evidence of strong Kutanya connection with local ATSI communities. Recruitment Working arrangements MEASURE OF SUCCESS Increase training, employment, traineeships, and professional development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and workers. Client data (% of ATSI clients in regions) in CRM. Customer service Create evidence-based programs to address the gaps that currently exist in community in supporting thriving relationships. Research informs practice Specific evidence based progams exist. Client satisfaction reflects cultural responsiveness. BDM’s PL’s PC&P Data Team