Diversity and Inclusion Plan
Baptistcare provides a range of community services across metropolitan and regional Western Australia, reaching out to people from all walks of life. As an organisation that has been established on a Christian foundation, Baptistcare draws on the example of Jesus who showed that neither religious, cultural and linguistic differences, nor health, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation should become barriers to unconditional love and grace.
Baptistcare’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan seeks to identify Baptistcare’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and provide the guidelines that will influence our attitudes, relationships, and our policies and procedures.
The methodology used in producing this document included conversations throughout the organisation at various levels, some specific small group discussions and feedback questions. Consultation was held throughout the organisation.
Baptistcare’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter
In the spirit of person-centredness, Baptistcare values the differences that make each person unique.
We respect differences such as age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disability and appearance, as well as underlying beliefs, ways of thinking and acting.
We welcome the diversity of those who we work along with and those who receive our services and will treat all people with respect and dignity, valuing the individuality that each person brings to the organisation.
We welcome a diverse and talented workforce of people, both paid and volunteer, who bring a broad perspective on life and promote innovation within the organisation.
We are committed to equal opportunity and will investigate all cases of discrimination in the workplace, taking appropriate action.
Vision, Mission, Values
Baptistcare’s vision is for people who come into contact with us, to begin to see changes in their lives. We long to see people’s lives enriched and made more satisfying, but even more than that, we see the potential for transformation from hopelessness to hope, from fear to confidence, from loneliness to community and from sadness to joy.
To read more about our Mission, Vision and Values visit the Baptistcare website or click on the link below.