At Opal Aged Care we prioritise the learning & career development of our people as we recognise how this impacts the vital role they play in enhancing the lives of our residents.
Learning and development is positioned to encourage individuals to flourish professionally and personally.
For the first three months, new team members are part of a flexible and individual orientation program. They are supported to ensure a sound understanding of their role, responsibilities and environment.
Ongoing Learning and Development
At Opal Aged Care we offer an extensive range of Ongoing Learning & Development Activities. We believe that investing in our people not only improves their skills and abilities but has a positive impact on the lives of our residents and their families. Individual roles will determine what learning & development activities are required and which are optional. For every position there are:
- Mandatory Learning Programs
- Core Learning Programs
- On-the-job skills
- Elective Programs
These programs cover the full spectrum of knowledge and skills that are required for people to perform their roles effectively and with confidence.
Traineeships and Diplomas
We provide career pathways for each individual to achieve their goals and reach their potential. For team members who meet the eligibility criteria, we have a range of traineeships they can access, Cert III in Aged Care and Health Admin or Cert III in cleaning or laundry services. We can also assist our team members to further their careers by supporting them to achieve Diploma or Bachelor qualifications. One very popular career path that our clinical people choose to pursue is an Advanced clinical career:
- Palliative Care
- Assessment and Care Planning
- Person Centred Care
Support Office Careers
Supporting our homes to provide inspired care are teams of experienced specialists. Located regionally or in our Sydney support office are:
- Human Resources
- Clinical Advisory
- Information Services
- Shared Services
- Business Development
- Risk Management
- Operations Management
Click here to meet a few of our team members and find out why they chose to work for Opal Aged Care.