Careers that Love You Back Posters
“Careers that Love You Back” is a poster campaign to promote elementary student awareness of careers in the aging services workforce sector. The demographics paint a picture of the importance of this project: Ohio is the sixth oldest state in the United States; and by 2040 the state is projected to have twice as many 85+ year olds than it does today. As this is occurring, the number of caregivers is expected to decline dramatically to ½ of what it is today.
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Community Checklist for Helping Front-Line Workers Improve their Skills and Build a Career
Many organizations wish to set up training and career paths for direct-care workers, but don’t know where to start. This tool helps employers take an objective look at their policies, practices, and processes to help them set up work-based learning and career paths for their front-line workers. Front-line workers generally have less than a bachelor’s degree, earn approximately $40,000 a year, and include assistants and technicians such as nurse aides, housekeepers, home health aides, medical assistants, and licensed practical nurses.
In a mostly yes/no format, the survey helps communities decide if they have the capacity—or can build it—to help their direct-care workers learn new skills, provide quality care, and build a career.
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Growing the Nonprofit Presence Video: Attracting Talent
Click here to view a video on attracting talent and growing the nonprofit presence.
Mid-Level Manager Competency Development Guide
What is this guide?
The guide is designed to help members examine how mid-level managers work in their communities -- and to equip workers themselves with the skills they need to be successful. The guide has descriptions and check lists of the skills, knowledge and behaviors – competencies - to help mid-level managers deliver effective supports and services across a variety of positions and LTSS settings. The guide also includes a detailed table that breaks down specific tasks associated with performing the job.
How to use it:
What is this guide?
The guide is designed to help members examine how personal care attendants work in their communities -- and to equip workers themselves with the skills they need to be successful. The guide has descriptions and check lists of the skills, knowledge and behaviors – competencies - to help personal care attendants deliver effective supports and services across a variety of positions and LTSS settings. The guide also includes a detailed table that breaks down specific tasks associated with performing the job.
Which skills, knowledge and behaviors are covered in the guide?
How to use the guide:
We are excited to provide members with this comprehensive Onboarding Toolkit! Follow along with each step and incorporate the entire program or pull out what makes sense for your organization. This is an excellent tool that will be helpful for all members – regardless of your level of care/service.
There are 6 sections including an introduction to the toolkit and how to use it. The other sections include:
LeadingAge has partnered with key organizations to help provide comprehensive, reliable benefit and salary reports focused on the array of Aging Service Provider settings throughout the country.
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Social Media Toolkit: Workforce Development
Whether you’re using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram -- or all of the above -- engage your communities in discussions on how to recruit and develop the aging services workforce.
Click here to view the Workforce Development Toolkit.
Staff Competency Toolkit©
The Staff Competency Toolkit© is intended to provide operational and clinical leaders with helpful staff competency implementation guidelines, training plans, templates, resources, and tools.
This toolkit contains 25 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) areas to be used with staff across disciplines, from front-line staff to management, from nursing to social services, activities, food and nutrition services and beyond.
Workforce Cost Calculator
Use this calculator to figure out the cost of your turnover - download and do in Excel.
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Workforce Innovators Podcast
LeadingAge Workforce Innovators profiles the people in our field who are at the forefront of engaging and retaining the aging services workforce. New episodes monthly.