A night in 'New York' for staff

Amana Living acknowledged staff in November, with all the glamour of a night in ‘New York’ – the theme for their Awards Night and Staff Ball at the Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough.

Amana Living is one of WA’s largest providers of housing, care and services to older people, employing more than 1,400 staff. Almost a quarter of those staff attended the Amana Living Awards Night and Staff Ball.

“Amana Living employees are highly valued by our leadership, customers and families, and this special night is one of the ways we acknowledge that,” said CEO Ray Glickman.

“Aged care is both incredibly rewarding and highly challenging. Those who devote themselves to the wellbeing and enrichment of WA’s older people deserve our industry-leading pay rates, career development opportunities and other benefits, including their own night of nights.”

Awards were presented to three employees, nominated by their peers for being great role models in living the 3Rs staff culture (being the right people, doing the right things, in the right way). Later in the night, long-serving staff received certificates acknowledging their dedication: 75 employees marked 10, 15, 20 and 25-year milestones, and almost 50 of them attended the Awards Night.

And the winners were:

The right person

Being the right person means choosing to work for Amana Living and following set procedures, but always looking for a better way.

This year’s winner was Jessica Kierath (pictured here), Client Services Administrator, Home Care. Jess was nominated for her friendly, thoughtful and helpful approach in supporting the home care team.

The right things

Amanda Koekemoer won the award for doing the right things. This means turning every encounter into an opportunity to enrich lives.

As Carer, Administration Assistant and Occupational Therapist across two of our centres, Amanda is busy! Even so, she takes every opportunity to connect with others, and enjoys mentoring less experienced staff.

The right way

Doing things the right way means pitching in to help with a smile. Occupational Health and Safety Consultant Neville Binet took out this award for his positive and professional attitude, and for pitching in at short notice to provide urgent support to the team in Kalgoorlie.

Congratulations to the 2015 3Rtists, and to the long-serving staff who also received awards for their dedication to caring for our residents and clients.

View the full album here.