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Feedback Requested - Survey on New Supervisor Training

Tuesday, September 27, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Gurgone
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As outlined in the April edition of the Council Update, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) and UMass Medical School have formed a statewide consortium to improve training and education for direct care workers, who provide assistance to elders, people with disabilities, or those with a chronic illness. The Council is proud to serve as a partner on this new initiative. The other partners include Bristol Community College, Greenfield Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, Northern Essex Community College, MassBay Community College, Middlesex Community College, UMass Dartmouth, Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, and the Massachusetts Senior Care Association/Labor and Workforce Development.  

This new effort builds upon the great work the Commonwealth established through the Massachusetts Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) Initiative.  Funding from DHE to support this consortium will be used to share resources and best practices amongst partners.  One of the goals of the project is to update a Supervisor’s Leadership curriculum developed through PHCAST.  The Council will collaborate with partners to offer a Train the Trainer to disseminate this new resource to long-term care employers in Spring 2017

In order to gather feedback from home care agencies, Bristol Community College has developed a brief survey regarding what topic areas would be most important to include in this training.  Please click here to access this survey tool.  Please take a few moments to complete this survey or share with the appropriate member of your staff.  Thank you!