Cultural Supervision aims to contribute to the development of practice competencies for employee’s, which ultimately promotes improved results and outcomes for employers.

Cultural supervision is an appropriate learning medium for Aboriginal employees as it is an experiential, hands-on learning process rather than a distant, classroom type of experience.

Supervision provides employees with an ongoing assessment of skills, and supports clinical strengths and identifies weaknesses in a cultural context.

Cultural support for Aboriginal employees can directly impact positively on job satisfaction and burn-out by promoting professional and personal growth.

It is recognised that all employees have a level of competency in terms of skills, emotional intelligence, and solution oriented and strength based ideas.  The cultural supervision process aims to work with these strengths to explore alternative solutions to the issues that may be affecting the individual.

The benefits for an employer who provides cultural supervision may be;

  • A higher rate of retention of Aboriginal employees who receive professional and personal support provided through cultural supervision.

  • Financial cost savings when retention of staff is improved.

  • Increased improvements in employee’s skills and knowledge.

  • Increased loyalty and commitment from employees who perceive that they are valued by their employer.

  • Retention of Aboriginal employees promotes good-will and a professional reputation within the community.

  • Retention of Aboriginal employees encourages other prospective Aboriginal people to seek employment with the organisation.

  • Aboriginal communities are more likely to engage with organisations who have a good reputation for caring for their Aboriginal employees.