Throughout the transfer, staff will be supported through regular updates as well as training and development opportunities.
Over the past 4 years, Aruma (formerly House with No Steps) has worked hard to increase the number of permanent, full-time and part-time employees in our organisation. We use agency staff only as a last resort.
We believe that a permanent workforce not only improves services for the people we support, but builds positive relationships in communities. This is because staff can support people to build their own relationships and connections over time.
As a proven provider with a culture of dignity and respect, our workplace will be familiar to transferring staff. Transferring staff may also appreciate the greater creativity, innovation and simplified processes they experience when they join Aruma.
Our goal is that staff will continue to support the same people in the same services with a focus on service continuity.
Our comprehensive plan includes communicating regularly with staff from the very beginning. This is to make sure everyone understands the process, is ready for the transfer, and is able to effectively support people with disability and families.
We will provide opportunities for transferring staff to meet other key staff, learn more about Aruma and ask questions. We will make sure information is clear and accessible at all times. Find out more about how we will communicate about the transfer process.
Aruma staff are supported to have the right skills, qualifications, training and tools to make sure they can meet the needs of each person we support.
All Aruma staff are required to complete training on essential subjects including manual handling and delivery of medication.
We also make sure our staff have the skills they need to match each individual’s needs. This includes people who require high levels of physical and medical support, manual handling, PEG feeding, and complex medical support.
For people with disability that are part of the transfer, our priority is making sure existing medical and specialist supports will continue to be delivered by skilled and qualified staff.
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