Everybody is welcome here
At Blue Care, we welcome people of all sexualities, genders, ethnicities, faiths, abilities and interests. We want our customers, employees and volunteers to always feel safe, heard and understood. Our approach is simple – everybody is welcome here.
Our culture promotes creativity, enjoyment and a commitment to person-centred care. Our workforce – and the people we support – are diverse in race, gender, age, cultural background, language, religion, sexuality, abilities, interests and choices. We respect diversity in the people we support, their families, and with our volunteers and employees. We know that when our people feel respected and valued, we empower them to share that within the communities we serve and to provide the very best care.
Our Blue Care diversity and inclusion approach has identified priority areas for inclusion, including:
- People with disability.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Gender equality.
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ).
- Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people.
People with a disability
As a provider of disability supports, Blue Care also aims to become an employer of choice for people with disability. All leaders and areas play an important role in driving disability employment across the organisation. As part of UnitingCare, our Disability Employment Guide sets clear organisational expectations on disability employment, inclusive language, and where leaders can find advice and support in how to employ more people with disability.
Since 2019, Blue Care has established programs with Project SEARCH. The Project SEARCH Transition to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program of UnitingCare, which takes place at a Blue Care workplace. The program assists young adults aged 17-28 with a disability to develop workplace skills and secure pathways into stable and rewarding employment in the open labour market.
To achieve the goal of competitive employment, the program provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and life skills to assist participants make successful transitions to productive adult life.
We highly encourage job applications from people with a disability. If you have any accessibility requirements, please feel free to reach out to People Advisory on 1300 136 757 (Option 2) to discuss.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
At Blue Care, we acknowledge and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Nations peoples.
Working in respectful partnerships with First Nations communities, our aim is to constructively and practically make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples we support and their communities.
As part of the UnitingCare family, Blue Care is committed to reconciliation and is working through initiatives on equal opportunity, cultural awareness, cultural capability, justice and community engagement, as outlined in our Reconciliation Action Plan. Read about our work towards reconciliation.
We highly encourage job applications from people who identify as a part of the Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community. Read more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander careers at Blue Care.
Our approach is simple – everyone is welcome here. We celebrate and embrace people’s diversity and everything that makes them who they are.
All Blue Care policies and employee benefits are inclusive of all our people, no matter their sexuality and gender identity. If you’re a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community, you’ll feel like you belong here.
Our journey to LGBTQ inclusion is led by allies who work together to support our staff and customers to be their true selves at work and in our services.
An Ally is an advocate for LGBTQ inclusion – a supporter, a friend, a person who wants to see change and is prepared to help bring it about. As part of the UnitingCare family, our Ally program aims to support all LGBTQ people. Under the program, a visible network of UnitingCare employees – Allies – work to ensure our environments are safe, welcoming and inclusive for sexually and gender diverse people, whether they be employees, volunteers or customers.
This program supports our commitment to ensuring people are free to be their whole selves, where they can work and live in safe and positive environments, free from harassment, discrimination or bullying. We have Allies spread across the organisation to whom our employees and volunteers can reach out and have a conversation.
We provide LGBTQ inclusion training to our employees and leaders and ensure the lived experiences of LGBTQ communities inform our service delivery and the way we interact with our customers.