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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Challenge Community Services acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging – and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also pay tribute to their ongoing connection to land, waters and community.

We are proud to be an organisational member of Reconciliation NSW. This means that we are steadfast in our commitment to collaborate with Reconciliation NSW to deliver strategic projects that support, educate and inspire the people of NSW to engage deeply in reconciliation. We are also an associate member of SNAICC, the National Voice for Our Children, to support improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

What is the purpose of a First Nations RAP?

Challenge Community Services recognises the increased vulnerabilities of groups including people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and actively works to recognise our responsibilities for genuine inclusion that promotes their safety, cultural safety, and general well-being. At Challenge Community Services, we use our First Nations Practice Framework, and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to build a more inclusive workplace and stronger communities.

Our Practice Framework

Our Practice Framework outlines our core values and how we aim to achieve their implementation throughout our organisation. We’re not only committed to improving career opportunities for First Nation staff but also building better relationships with our communities to support the advancement of Reconciliation in everything we do. We use it to provide cultural guidance throughout our policies, procedures, care planning, and support practices.

Career Opportunities with Challenge Community Services

If you’d like to work with our team to build stronger communities and better support services for everyone we work with, we’d love to hear from you. Building a strong and diverse team is important to us. You can view our current vacancies below, and find the role that could change your life.

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Bradley - Senior Advisor, First Nations

As our Senior Advisor – First Nations, Bradley is responsible for working across the whole organisation to design and implement cultural initiatives which drive improvements to how we work with the First Nations people we support, and also how we support our First Nations staff members.


We have commissioned an incredible piece of artwork from Wayde Clarke, a young and talented Aboriginal artist who has done a fantastic job bringing his vision to life. This artwork helps to emphasise our commitment to celebrating First Nations culture and will be featured throughout our practice framework as well as on staff uniforms

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