Traditional training for a potential direct care worker involved more than 80 hours of classroom instruction before even beginning work, we found this difficult for most people to complete so we developed our “hybrid” training system. Our training consists of 80% online courses that you complete pre-hire in order to meet the minimum qualifications necessary to work in a direct care setting. Once you have completed this training, the application process, and have been selected for a position, you will be offered the opportunity to complete your initial training by attending two classroom courses in your area requiring around 8 hours of time. These classes will be fully paid for and consist of CPR/FA and CPI (non-violent physical intervention).
Typically you will begin working in one of our sponsoring provider’s facilities upon completion of the online portion of your training, starting with a shadow training shift. Please read the following directions to ensure your training process is completed correctly.
Begin with the “Initial Training Modules” in the right menu bar. When you finish watching the first video, “Abuse and Neglect” you will need to click on the link at the bottom of the page that says, “Please click here to take the Abuse and Neglect test.” Continue this process for each of the five “Initial Training Modules.”
Be sure to let your recruiter know that you have completed step 1 then return here and complete the secondary training in step 2, that way you will be able to move forward in the process quickly, and start your new career as a trained direct care worker.
You may select courses from the “Additional Training” section if you desire. Some or all of these courses may be assigned to you based on the needs of the facility/provider where you are placed. Many times providers will have specific training requirements above the basics you have already completed. While not required, if you have time after completing steps # 1-3, completing these courses can increase your opportunities by qualifying you to work with a greater variety of residents and providers.