Posted on November 17, 2020 by admin
To address staffing needs and shortages in nursing homes statewide, the Connecticut Department of Public Health announced the launch of the ConnectToCare online portal to match long-term care facilities in the state with hundreds of qualified potential staff. ConnectToCare is a partnership between multiple states and the nonprofit organization Advancing States.
Job seekers eligible to register for ConnectToCare include those qualified for the newly created position of Temporary Nurse Aide, but will also include those qualified for the following positions in nursing homes:
- Certified nursing assistants
- Registered nurses
- Licensed vocational nurses
- Social workers
- Activity aides
- Speech therapists
- Environmental service aides
There are currently more than 300 individuals who have successfully completed their training to become temporary nurse aides who can register with ConnectToCare as a job seeker. Over the next few weeks, the Department of Public Health will be working with industry leaders, the Connecticut Department of Labor, labor unions, and local workforce boards to recruit to the portal other potential job seekers for these positions.
The Department of Public Health has already taken the step of registering all Connecticut nursing homes to the ConnectToCare portal, with the expectation of adding assisted living facilities and residential care homes in the coming weeks.
Anyone who wants to register as a job seeker in long-term care in Connecticut is encouraged to do so online at www.connecttocarejobs.com.