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VisionWest Home Healthcare hosted their biggest graduation ceremony recently at the Glen Eden Baptist Church auditorium in May 2014.  Careerforce CEO Ray Lind was delighted to attend the ceremony and to present certificates to the seventy six support workers who graduated with level 2 and Level 3 qualifications.

“It has been a privilege to work alongside VisionWest Home Healthcare’s  training journey with Careerforce.   VisionWest first participated in the foundation qualification pilot and following their early success has continued to grow their training opportunities.  I have attended all their graduation celebrations’ and this was their biggest yet.” commented Denise Mackres, Auckland based Workplace Advisor for Careerforce

VisionWest Home Healthcare has a philosophy which encourages the development of staff and volunteers within the organisation.  The commitment to this philosophy results in strong leadership teams and well trained staff enabling Home Healthcare to grow and develop into a significant provider.  The training and development initiatives are centred on the values and visions of the organisation, as well as on the holistic model of care and integrated service delivery.

The organisation’s investment in training has led to a positive learning culture that has resulted in high percentages of support workers achieving Level 2 and Level 3.  In addition, VisionWest Home Healthcare, conducts  training across a range of special skills including Hoist training, Medication Management, Palliative Care, Dementia Care and Cross Cultural Awareness.

VisionWest Home Healthcare uses the expertise of clinical staff to deliver training.  This assists with a professional approach to training and an ability to address key social issues within the training environment.

“The training initiatives at home healthcare have focused on strengthening our support worker workforce both in skill and personal development.  The key outcome is a workforce who can skilfully and confidently provide a high level of care to our clients. It has been exciting to watch support workers develop a passion for learning and they consistently ask us for more and more training” says Christine Dyson, General Manager of VisionWest Home Healthcare.

In conclusion, the efforts of family and friends who support the trainees is acknowledged.  Trainees devote additional personal time to achieving results and gaining qualifications, and VisionWest recognises the important part that families and friends play in providing valuable support.

To find out more about VisionWest
www.visionwest.org.nz

updated 24 June 2014