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Job Placement Partners

Looking to add Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) to your team? The Gateway-In Project© is actively seeking job placement partners who have open CNA and HHA positions. We are on a mission to place 2,700 dedicated CNAs and HHAs in Home and Community-Based provider communities by July 2025.

If you would like to be considered as a potential job placement site, please complete an application. Note that filling out an application does not guarantee a partnership; however, it is the initial step in the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the incentive amounts paid to the students?

The availability of incentives varies depending on the specific program or purpose. We have a set cap on the incentives, and we continuously monitor their utilization to identify areas where they prove most effective in keeping people on the right track.

What partnerships are being put in place with community colleges at state and local levels?

We're collaborating with local community colleges to assess their training offerings. Typically, localized trainings require a minimum number of students to proceed, which can be a hurdle. With this project, we're partnering with our provider members and other training partners, allowing students to complete theory hours online from anywhere in California. This broadens our capacity to offer training and recruit enough students to form cohorts for the hands-on clinical training, something that some community colleges have struggled with. As a state-funded program, it relieves students of financial burdens, creating a mutually beneficial opportunity for community colleges and our project to join forces.

Training and provider sites will receive tuition payments directly, and students will not be billed for tuition. We'll contract with training sites for reimbursements, while students will be compensated with stipends for wraparound services. The state sets a specific tuition amount for a class of 15, which training sites can charge more if they choose. This state-designated amount is based on surveys we've conducted to determine the average tuition. Wraparound service payments, such as daycare, will be directed to service providers, and our project manager will ensure proper distribution. The only direct cash students will receive is in the form of incentive bonuses aimed at retaining them in the program.

Are you advocating for higher pay for these underpaid positions, considering the challenge of retaining staff due to low compensation and high stress?

Yes, we are actively advocating for improved pay and benefits for CNAs, HHAs, and other professionals serving older adults in housing care and services. You can view advocacy efforts here.

Will mentors or supervisors at job placement sites participate in training sessions alongside students or employees, such as empathy and cultural competence training?

We don't have plans for job placement sites to undergo the same training as the students. However, our managers will maintain communication and collaboration with the placement sites while students are in the program. This helps us prepare a placement strategy for students once they complete their certification.

As for empathy and cultural competency training, it is currently available exclusively for students. These training options serve as incentives for students, and if they choose to pursue these additional, non-mandatory courses, they will receive stipends.

We already provide a retention bonus to our employees. Can we offer this in addition to the incentives provided by the program?

Yes, we will continue to offer the incentive bonus to all students who complete this program. Students will remain eligible for retention and incentive bonuses for up to a year.