Never Stop Learning
Training and Development - Embrace a Career at SwanCare
Our people improve lives for a living. We support them with a great workplace and culture, and through an unwavering commitment to training and development.
At SwanCare, we improve people’s lives every day - 58 times a day in fact, according to our maths. Together, we love seeing our impact every day in the smiles of our residents and in our collective success. Consistently providing outstanding support to our SwanCare community requires more than a strong work ethic and an amazing team – it requires a commitment from everyone to continually improve themselves and the work we do through ongoing education and development.
In 2017, we were excited to launch our internal training program which offers a range of self-initiated courses to all staff, as well as continuing to provide external training opportunities.
From courses on software and palliative care, to conferences and formal qualifications – we always provide the opportunity to keep learning and to bring this back to our people and our community.
Navigating the future through technology
Our IT Manager Colin Manes focuses daily on improving our systems to bring efficiency across our workforce. Travelling over to the east coast, Colin attended the Information Technology Aged Care conference at the Gold Coast across two days. The theme of ‘Navigating the Future’ explored how IT can establish a sustainable, quality focused aged care environment. This aligns well to Colin’s focus, so it made perfect sense for him to learn from local and global experts.We can’t wait for these insights to be put into action!
Exploring the uniqueness of dementia
The Kingia facility provides personalised, specialist care to our residents with Dementia. Dementia is a complex collection of symptoms which we help ease through support, opportunities and activities. As a condition which does not discriminate, Sharon Arkwright, Quality & Compliance Coordinator, attended a workshop through Alzheimer’s Australia which focused on Dementia among the LGBTI community. The specialist understanding Sharon has gained will be meaningful to residents and we know the knowledge she has shared with others at SwanCare is invaluable.
Learning from leaders
Fiona Millar, our Manager of Human Resources, spends her days focused on supporting and growing the SwanCare team. Attending the AIM WA Annual Leadership Summit, Fiona heard from global leaders across a range of industries on key leadership matters. The lessons and exciting ideas which Fiona took away from the event will directly impact the entire SwanCare team and their future development. We love the flow-on effect from the learning our people commit to!
When you join SwanCare, the opportunities for development are up to you– and there really are plenty available. Whether you’re directly supporting residents orhelping those who do, you have a key role to play in improving residents’ lives by improving your own knowledge and skills.
If you want to grow your skills and expand your knowledge with a dedicated, positive team, join us today and be part of our story.