Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre’s statement of values reflects the importance the organization places on continuous learning and development of its over 600 employees.
The professional development team offers a range of educational opportunities for staff, using a variety of delivery methods. In-house training in a classroom setting is facilitated by both staff and guest facilitators who possess a specific body of knowledge, skill and experience on a given topic. Careful consideration is given to relevant external training opportunities and when prudent, off-site employee attendance is supported by the organization. Employees are also encouraged to avail themselves of a variety of on-going web-based educational opportunities available internally on the organization’s Intranet. Examples include links to webinars, articles, learning modules and best-practice documents from credible resources.
A comprehensive orientation program is provided to all new employees. In a structured classroom setting, employees engage in a general orientation designed to provide a better understanding of the organization, clients, policies and procedures, and fire and safety protocols. Provincially mandated education (Eg: WHMIS) is also provided during this period. All employees are provided with a hands-on orientation to their specific role, responsibilities and work area. Direct client care employees (RRWs, RNs, LPNs, and Youth Workers) participate in a variety of other training particularly relevant to their work, which includes core competencies required by the Department of Community Services.