The Alabama Nursing Home Association is now part of a nationwide effort to recruit workers to the long-term care profession. The ANHA joined CareForTheAging.org, a national website and workforce development initiative designed to recruit skilled and compassionate people to work in nursing homes. The website is a unique resource for job seekers, people looking to advance their career and workforce recruiters.
“We’re recruiting tomorrow’s workforce today,” said Mark Traylor, Chairman of the ANHA Board of Directors. “Alabama is experiencing record low unemployment and we’re seeing a need for skilled employees as our nursing homes care for individuals with increasing complex medical needs.”
By visiting Alabama.CareForTheAging.org, job seekers can find detailed information on careers in the state’s nursing homes. They can also learn how to find a first job or advance their career. Job categories cover the full spectrum of long-term care careers – administration, nursing, therapy, support services and many more. Job seekers will learn about required certifications, prerequisite training and opportunities for advancement. Each position description includes videos where people working in the positions explain their career experience. This will help job seekers determine if the career track aligns with their personal goals.
“The website’s motto is ‘Your career begins when you find your life’s passion,’” said Traylor. “I found my passion for long-term care as a child working in a nursing home with my father. Our association hopes this website leads young people or those seeking a career change to discover their passion for working in long-term care.”
A special task force of ANHA members has been developing several workforce initiatives over the past 12 months. Participation in CareForTheAging.org is the first publicly announced product from the task force. Other announcements are expected in the coming months.
About the Alabama Nursing Home Association
Founded in 1951, the Alabama Nursing Home Association represents 94% of the state’s licensed nursing homes. The association provides numerous education opportunities to its members, advocates on their behalf at the state and federal levels and works to strengthen the long-term care profession.