Alino's new way to train aged care staff
Alino Living, the largest Not For Profit aged care provider on the NSW Central Coast, has developed a new staff training and recruitment program to improve its care.
With the help of Employment and Training Australia (ET Australia), Alino’s new program aims to address employee recruitment and retention issues, as well as giving young people a start in aged care, says Melinda De Luca, Executive Care Manager of Alino Living.
“This program supports our recruitment process and will continue to feed our staffing pool year-round by offering a combination of theoretical training, work placement and traineeships for entry-level job vacancies,” she said.
The program starts with six weeks of orientation, followed by three intensive weeks buddied with a supervising work partner. Melinda says it will give new workers the skills they need to deliver quality care, and the confidence to use them.
“We are committed to providing a lifestyle that complements the many complex health and social needs of our ageing population and believe that by growing and educating our own staff, this can be achieved.
Alino was born in March from the merger of Central Coast Community Care Association (CCCCA), Adelene, and Vietnam Veterans Keith Payne VC Hostel.