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Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation on managing staff
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation is a community-based organisation. They work with Aboriginal families in remote Central Australia and the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in South Australia. Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi is Luritja language, meaning ‘doing good work with families’. This name encapsulates the Waltja story.
Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi has consistently committed funds and in-kind support for staff professional development since incorporation. All new staff undertake a 3-month probation with induction, training and supervision by a senior worker. This includes:
- supervisor appraisal
- probation review meeting between the CEO, supervisor and staff member.
The CEO and Executive Directors also conduct yearly performance appraisals with all staff. In these, staff identify training needs and future aspirations.1Australian Indigenous Governance Institute and Reconciliation Australia, Voices of Our Success: Sharing the Stories and Analysis from the 2014 Indigenous Governance Awards (Sydney, 2016), 60.