Building The Blocks of Cultural Competency in Melbourne's North West

‘BUILDING THE BLOCKS OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY’ TOOLKIT

SECTION L
POLICY EXAMPLES AND TEMPLATES

OVERVIEW

The following list of documents have been provided as examples of policies developed by health and human service agencies to support improvements in service provision to Aboriginal people and to support the recruitment of Aboriginal staff. Please note that these documents have been provided as a guide only and the NWMR Koolin Balit PCP Consortium is not endorsing any particular document as best practice.

RECONCILIATION ACTION PLANS

cohealth
cohealth Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2016-2016

City of Melbourne
City of Melbourne Reconciliation Action Plan 2015 – 2018

Hume City Council
Hume City Council Reconciliation Action Plan 2013 – 2017

City of Whittlesea
City of Whittlesea Aboriginal Inclusion Charter

ABORIGINAL EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES

City of Whittlesea
Aboriginal Employment Pathways Strategy and Action Plan
(October 2012 – October 2017)

Mallee District Aboriginal Services
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy: 2013 – 2016

Melbourne Health
Aboriginal Employment Plan 2013 – 2015

Austin Health
Aboriginal Employment Plan 2016 – 2019

Barwon Health
Aboriginal Employment Plan 2012 – 2015

Mercy Health
Aboriginal Employment Plan 2012 – 2015

Victoria University
Yannoneit Employment Strategy

ORGANISATIONAL CULTURAL PROTOCOLS

University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne: Aboriginal Cultural Protocols Guidelines

Oxfam Australia
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocols

City of Port Phillip
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols Framework

CULTURAL AUDITING TOOLS

ACTCOSS
Cultural Awareness Self-Assessment Toolkit Good practice standards for culturally appropriate community services

AHPACC
AHPACC Audit Tool and Guide

Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation and Women’s Health Goulburn North East
Making Two Worlds Work Closing the Gap Audit Tool

Victorian Department of Health
Continuous Quality Improvement Tool: Aboriginal Health in Acute Health Services and Mental Health Services

SNAIIC Partnership
Audit Tool – creating change through partnerships- Supporting and sustaining genuine inter-agency partnerships in service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

NEPCP
2012 North East Primary Care Partnership – A Report on the Working with Aboriginal People and Communities Survey Distributed to North East Primary Care Partnership Member Agencies
(provides an example of a staff survey to assess cultural competency)

RECRUITMENT TEMPLATES

Western Australia Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (WANADA)
Sample Position Available Advertisement
Sample Position Description
Sample Senior Position Description

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Department of Justice: Sample Identified and Designated Position Descriptions

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Aboriginal Employment Officer: Position Description Template

SUPERVISION TEMPLATES

VDDI: Education and Training Unit:2012 Our Healing Ways: A culturally appropriate supervision model for Aboriginal Workers
Supervision Agreement Template

CULTURAL AND CEREMONIAL LEAVE POLICY EXAMPLES

State Government of Victoria: Department of Education and Training
Cultural and Ceremonial Leave

University of Southern Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Employment Policy and Procedure

See Section 4.3 Cultural and Ceremonial Leave

SA Health
Cultural Leave Policy Directive – Special Leave with Pay for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees

Australian Taxation Office
Cultural, Ceremonial and NAIDOC Leave

Department of Health Victoria
Ngarngadji! Listen/understand! Improving Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Patients (ICAP) Resource Kit

See Cultural Leave Policy at pg 64

CONSENT FORM TO RELEASE INFORMATION ABOUT ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER STATUS

Karreeta-yiramboi
Sample letter and consent form to release personal information