ERIC Number: ED337608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Job Training Partnership Act Eldercare Worker Training Study. Final Report.
Ohio State Dept. of Aging, Columbus.
The training needs of Ohio eldercare workers, with a special emphasis on the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) population, were studied. A task force created a job matrix of the 100 most prevalent positions in the eldercare work force. For each identified job title, occupational tasks, related training, and wage and salary information were affixed. Information was obtained from government documents, associations, agencies, and publications. The task force also surveyed secondary continuing education departments, community colleges, proprietary schools, Ohio's 8 Nursing Home Area Training Centers, and the state's 12 area agencies on Aging Training Plans in order to determine current training programs. The survey found great variations in the training offered. Using the Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, a curriculum for training senior service providers was developed. This curriculum could serve the variety of occupations relevant to the paraprofessional role in mental health and aging. The study recommended that JTPA establish funding and programs for training workers for the eldercare field. (This report includes the job matrix and the DACUM chart and career ladder for eldercare workers. Five appendixes consist of the following: (1) the JTPA eldercare worker training study task force membership; (2) the hospital training study committee; (3) the Ohio Department of Human Services report on 1989 nursing home wages; (4) the survey instrument; and (5) the school survey mailing list.) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Aging, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982