Fury at care home job advert that said ‘no dark-skinned applicants apply for role’ – World News

A care home job advert was listed which said ‘no dark-skinned applicants apply for this role’.

There was outrage over the job listing for Melbourne-based care home provider Absolute Care and Health.

The post on Indeed.com sought “mature support workers, ideally aged 40 years and over,” to work for a 24-hour National Disability Insurance Scheme client.

However the advertisement then stated: “We request no dark-skinned (Indian or African) applicants apply for this role.”

The posting added that the requirement was at the request of their client.

The offensive job description was listed on indeed.com

The advertisement has been removed after it was posted online on Monday – while the company that posted it has since apologised, reports the Daily Star.

However furious health experts and charity workers have slammed the advert for being issued in the first place.

Social worker Meenu Chandran told SBS Malayalam: “It is outright discriminatory. I was thinking that people would learn from what is happening in the US with the [George] Floyd case, but they didn’t.”

Disability support worker Mohammed Umar told the outlet: “This advert actually said “dark skin”. Some try to manipulate their words by saying someone has to be ‘Anglo-Saxon’.

The advert has been slammed as ‘discriminatory’ (stock photo)

The idea that these organisations are legitimising their discrimination by saying this is what the clients want – that’s really, really bad. No one should accept that from anybody.”

While Australian academic Dvir Abramovich of the Anti-Defamation Commission slammed the post for damaging race relations in Australia.

He told 7NEWS: “This ad crossed so many lines that I stopped counting and turned back the clock on race relations.

“And while I am glad that someone at the company woke up to this disgraceful situation and pulled this deeply hurtful and abhorrent ad, one has to wonder how the phrasing and intent did not raise a single red flag within the organisation before it was published.”

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Absolute Care and Health issued an apology following the backlash.

A spokesperson told the Daily Mail Australia: “It happened as a result of an extreme failure in our internal processes and we are so very deeply sorry for the offence and distress that our error has caused.

“As soon as we discovered that the advertisement had been posted, we quickly removed it; published an apology on our website; apologised personally to those who had viewed the advert and those who contacted us with their concerns; and, started an investigation as to how it happened.”


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