Welcome Ananda Cohort 1 2019!

At our first group Welcome to Ananda day we said hello to thirteen new members of the Ananda family.

We are reviewing our processes around recruitment, interviewing, welcoming and supporting staff at Ananda and as part of this we will be carrying out group interviews and also welcoming groups of new starters together. With the aid of Ananda Academy and Social Learning on the Staff Blog we will encourage support within the group as they develop in their roles at Ananda.

The Ananda STARs board at Hope Valley

We aim to invite all new starters who have already been with Ananda for a while to come to part of the Welcome Days, where they will meet staff and managers from each department, learn about the Aged Care Standards and the new Ananda Resident Focused Care model and also how we are breaking down silos to work as one team for each and every one of our residents.

Michael Page and Deepti Sudhir prepare for the new starters

New staff also met Hospitality Manager, Kamal Verma and Hospitality staff (laundry) Nicolle, Karen Daniels (DON), Karen Steer, Ananda Gador and Ailene Salvador (Clinical Nurses), Terry Mc Phee and Vince Nisco (Maintenance) and went through induction paperwork with Jenny Crowther and Sally Keen from Administration.

Having transitioned to the new Aged Care Standards, Ananda is now looking to the future of aged care and will be looking at ways to make it the number one employer of choice for aged care staff. To provide Resident Focused care every day for every resident we need a workforce that is committed to best possible outcomes and who are determined to learn and grow to be part of the best team they can.

Each new starter group will have a STAR Cohort number, so please say hello and make welcome the members of STAR Cohort 1, 2019!

Pictured below with Workforce Development Manager Michael Page (back left) and HR Manager Deepti Sudhir (far right) are our latest Ananda STARS.

Welcome to Ananda!

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