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Baptistcare is one of the state's largest not-for-profit providers of residential care, home care services and retirement living. Baptistcare has been operating in the Perth metropolitan area and regional Western Australia for over 45 years and employs more than 1,200 skilled and professional employees and engages more than 300 volunteers throughout their 11 residential care facilities, 9 retirement villages and "in-the-home" service deliveries.
Baptistcare's Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program is overseen by a Program Coordinator and Wellness Taskforce and has been running since 2017. In October 2019 Baptistcare became a Silver Recognised Healthy Workplace. Congratulations Baptistcare.
Using results from an audit and staff survey conducted in 2016, a business case was presented to gain senior management support. Further staff consultation was undertaken and a framework (action plan) outlining goals, timelines and allocated resources was developed. A Wellness Taskforce was established and Wellness Champions were recruited from each worksite and service area of the organisation. Wellness Champions undertook the HWWA Coordinator Training and are responsible for facilitating information to and from their worksites and the Wellness Taskforce.
"We enlisted Wellness Champions at all worksites to develop the Wellness events and initiatives with their management team and employees. We hold a Wellness Taskforce quarterly meeting where we come together as a group to review our successes and failures (not many of these I can proudly boast!), plan our future events, activities and promotions for the next quarter," says the Program Coordinator.
During the planning stages of the Program, the Program Coordinator also met with other Recognised Healthy Workplaces regarding their experience in implementing effective workplace health and wellbeing programs.
"The HWWA team introduced me to others who discussed designing a wellness program that could be developed as we matured in the wellness space. That was a huge barrier breakdown moment for myself," says the Program Coordinator.
Baptistcare's Workplace Health and Wellbeing Program is comprised of a range of strategies and activities, such as:
Baptistcare is now working towards expanding their health and wellbeing program and aiming to become a GOLD recognised healthy workplace in the future.
“Prioritising and improving the health and wellbeing of our employees is an essential way we demonstrate that we are an organisation that cares deeply about people – both the people we serve as well as the people we employ."
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Apply today, be a leader in your field and show your competitors you care about the health and wellbeing of your staff.