LeadingAge is partnering with the Gerontological Society of America, AHCA/NCAL and Argentum on a Careers in Aging Week again in 2020.
Click here to view the Careers in Aging Video Overview!
CAREERS IN AGING DAY TOOLKIT
Use the various available resources below and on the Center for Workforce Solutions when you are ready to plan and host your community's own Careers in Aging Day. Please use #CareersinAging20 on your social media posts and tag us @LeadingAgeTX.
Watch the video below to learn more about the information and tools you need to plan your Careers in Aging Day.
PLANNING YOUR CAREERS IN AGING DAY
Gather a group of employees to help plan your event
Poll your staff to assess their interest in having a student shadow
Define your organization's job focus. What jobs will you focus on?
Choose how to best implement into the daily routine to get the most out of the students' interactions with the staff and residents
Begin to contact local high schools, universities, tech & community colleges (use our sample wording)
Sample Email Wording for Schools
Hello, my name is [NAME] and I work with [NAME OF ORGANIZATION]. We are hosting our first ever Aging Services Career Day to introduce students to the exciting field of Aging Services! We would like to invite [NAME OF SCHOOL] to partner with us and help identify students that might be interested in learning about a career in Aging Services and connect them with us for the Career Day. We are looking for students to either shadow our team members or join us for an open house to learn about our organization, staff and residents. Could we set a time to talk about this further and explore how this might work? I look forward to hearing from you,
Intro Phone Script
Hello, my name is [NAME] and I work with [NAME OF ORGANIZATION]. We are hosting our first ever Aging Services Career Day to introduce students to the exciting field of Aging Services! We would like to invite [NAME OF SCHOOL] to partner with us and help identify students that might be interested in learning about a career in Aging Services and connect them with us for the Career Day. We are looking for students to either shadow our team members or join us for an open house to learn about our organization, staff and residents. I would like to explore how this might work for both of our organizations.
Send pictures and related information to Julianna Ems at LeadingAge Texas
Host a Shadow Day - invite students to your organization to shadow your employees. Focus on Nursing, administration, accounting, dietary, IT, etc.
Launch a social media push throughout the week - dedicate your social media posts to Careers in Aging Services. Post highlights of different jobs and people within your organization
Host an Open House - invite students to your organization to learn about your organization and have departments set up booths or tables to provide information on what they do. Include prizes, games, etc.
Get together with other members in your area and host a job fair - highlight the great things about working with older people
Go to local schools and talk to students about the field - bring information and people from your organization that are most passionate about their jobs
Write a guest opinion piece for your local paper about working in the field. Highlight your organization and your great team
Use these materials to get the next generation of caregivers excited about the profession.
What do you Want in a Career' - A 90 second video presentation for students.
This video created by Amanda Cavaleri at Connecttheages.com supports her mission to connect 5 million students and young professionals to multidisciplinary career, internship and volunteer opportunities with older generations by 2025.
'CNA Recruitment' - A video presentation for students.
This LeadingAge video highlights the CNA career path and features testimonials from staff.
Doing Well by Doing Good' - A presentation for high school students.
This ready-to-use PowerPoint can be used for short presentations to high school students to get them excited about the profession. The PowerPoint includes an embedded video – found above – along with suggested notes for the speaker.
'Making a Career out of Making a Difference' - A presentation for high school and college students. The video highlights different career paths within our communities, reasons to work in the not-for-profit sector, and how to make a difference in services for older adults.