A well-trained, caring staff is essential to the success of any program for individuals with brain injuries. Our 24-hour staff is specially trained to deal with the needs of the TBI population. Their qualifications include successfully completing a caregiver’s class, HIV/AIDS course, a mental health class, food handlers course, and CPR/First Aid certification.
The caregiver’s class is a four-day, comprehensive course in care giving, home policies, and how to handle some situations with residents. The HIV/ AIDS course is a video which covers blood contaminants, wearing gloves, and other areas concerning handling HIV/Aids situations. The mental health class is a 1-day course in working with people who have disabilities and dementia. And, since staff members are expected to help with cooking on some shifts, the food handlers course is a 2-hour class in food-handling techniques and issues.
For our staff, working at Terry Home is not just a job; it’s something that they want to be doing, with a focus on helping other people. “It’s not just the job, it’s the people.”
We are very happy to have Joanne Norman as our Administrator. Joanne has been an employee of Terry Home for several years. Some of her responsibilities have included care giving, therapy and activities coordinator.
Joanne is a graduate of Washington State University in animal science. She is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, taking care of her own personal animal farm (2 cats, 2 dogs, a rabbit and a fish) painting, cooking and teaching Sunday School at Lake Sawyer Christian Church. She is a very positive person so we know our residents are taken care of very well.
Terry Home is always looking for qualified individuals to join our staff in the following areas:
- Basic caregiving
- Physical Therapy
Since we are a small facility we offer a relaxed atmosphere for our staff. However, a certain amount of flexibility and willingness to pitch in where needed is required. For more information about possible employment at Terry Home call our Administrator at 253-737-4440 or send your resume to Terry Home, P.O. Box 2209, Auburn, WA 98071.