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Student program begins at Moonee Valley

September 12, 2017

We have just commenced our student program at Embracia Moonee Valley and have welcomed the first of our 3 students, Angel, Kirandeep and Saisha. These girls join us from the registered trade orginisation VICSEG New Futures.

Embracia Reservoir has a well established student program that has been running for more then 7 years and we are committed to rolling this out in our newest home in Moonee Valley. This program assists students with their placement hours to complete their Certificate 111- Aged Care, Certificate IV- Leisure & Lifestyle. The program is run by our dedicated and passionate student mentors, Helen Dodemaide and Vicki Colyer.

Students complete 120 to 200 hours work experience inside the home and gain training and exposure in all areas of personal care, dementia care and lifestyle. The program follows a traffic light system whereby students abilities and responsibilities are defined by a colour coded traffic light sticker. A red sticker means the student is there observing and learning. They then progress onto a yellow sticker which indicates they can start to undertake tasks with supervision. And the final stage is a green sticker which shows that the student is trained and capable and is preparing for the workforce.

The student program is extremely important to Embracia, we treat all students as potential staff and recruit the best graduates for a career at Embracia. Many of our staff today were students in the same program, so it really adds to the culture and ensures we have the most highly trained staff for the job. The program also benefits our residents as they enjoy a higher ratio of carers who can attend to their needs and provide friendship and fun along the way.

If you are interested in a career at Embracia Aged Care, please contact us to register your interest


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Ariella celebrates 10 years at Embracia

August 8, 2017

Congratulations to Ariella Gwitima who has just celebrated ten years working at Embracia.
Ariella is our Clinical Care Coordinator at Embracia Reservoir and a highly respected friend and colleague.

Ariella completed her nursing training in Zimbabwe back in 1986. It is here where she met her husband Lawrence who is also a qualified nurse.

In 2004 Ariella and Lawrence moved to Australia from Zimbabwe to secure the future for their three children. When Ariella is not working she loves spending time with her family, watching movies and singing.

Ariella was recruited to Embracia Reservoir by Sarah back in 2007 as a registered nurse, and spent most of her career in the memory support household. Ariella quickly established herself as an expert in dementia care and led the implementation of the Montessori program over the past 3 years. This program enables residents with dementia to live with purpose by engaging in meaningful tasks.

When asked what she loves about working at Embracia, Ariella replied

“being part of a team and working collaboratively with a person centered philosophy. We have a role to respect everyone’s rights and dignity and not treat them as patients as this is their home”.

Ariella is well respected by her colleagues for her teamwork, her quiet but strong leadership and her dedication to resident’s care. In recognition of her hard work, earlier this year Ariella was promoted to the leadership role of Clinical Care Coordinator at Embracia Reservoir.

“In my new role as CCC I find it challenging and interesting, it opens my mind and keeps me going to ensure our residents enjoy life and get the best possible care”.

Congratulations to Ariella on a wonderful career at Embracia to date, and we look forward to working with you for many years to come.


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