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High Demand, High Rewards: Launch Your Fulfilling Career in Senior Care

In a post-COVID-19 world, the healthcare system is still catching up in finding the right people to fill caregiver roles, especially in senior living communities.

To fill this need and to recruit compassionate and loyal Care Partners, Kensington Place Redwood City has created a 5-day paid Direct Care Training program to be your gateway to a fulfilling career in senior healthcare.

Our program is designed for new high school graduates, current college students, recent graduates, and career changers who want to transition into healthcare and receive essential on-the-job training and immediate job opportunities in a supportive environment.

You don’t need healthcare experience to join this program, only a willingness to learn.

If you’re interested in joining our Direct Care Training program, please continue reading and contact us or explore our careers page. Our next session will be July 22nd – 26th!

Program details: a pathway to professional growth

Our structured on-the-job paid training program is designed to kickstart your career in senior care

Many people who work as Care Partners use this opportunity as a stepping stone into more advanced roles such as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs).

Discover if our program fits your career goals

Learn more about this program by watching this video. If it seems like a great fit, you can contact us to sign up for a group interview.

Engage in a group interview and explore our community

At your group interview, you’ll have a chance to tour our community and campus to get a real feel for your new work environment. 

During your tour, you’ll meet the team members and feel The Kensington Difference. Be sure to bring updated copies of your resume

Related reading: How to Ace Your Interview at Kensington Place Redwood City.

Proceed with job previews and hiring paperwork

After your group interview, you’ll fill out hiring paperwork and complete your job preview with an employee in the role you’re applying for. 

You can use this opportunity to get a feel for a day in the life of a Care Partner at Kensington Place.

Embark on your 5-day training journey

Get ready to begin your 5-day paid training journey that will place you in a part-time or full-time Care Partner role.

Please Note: For those juggling another job, please ensure you can commit to the full 5-day training schedule. Attendance on all days is mandatory to achieve program completion.

Celebrate your graduation and begin as a Care Partner

After your training program concludes, you will celebrate your successful completion and step into your new career in senior care, either part-time or full-time role as a Care Partner, ready to make a significant impact on the lives of our residents.

Who benefits from this program?

Our Direct Care Training program is a gateway for high school graduates looking for full-time or part-time work, as well as current college students who need part-time positions while they study.

However, this position isn’t limited to just high school graduates and college students—it’s designed for anyone looking for a meaningful career in senior care that directly impacts people’s lives.

No previous healthcare experience is necessary to start. Our program is structured to provide all the on-the-job training you’ll need to excel as a Care Partner.

Ideal candidates for our program include:

  • High school graduates: Work full-time positions straight out of high school, or work part-time while continuing your college studies.
  • College graduates: Work part-time roles while you’re in college, or work full-time in the summer while you’re taking summer break.
  • LPN students and aspiring nurses: This program is great for nursing students looking for experience to put on their resumes. Kensington Place is always looking to hire LPNs and RNs, so this is a great foot in the door to our community. 
  • Current CNAs, HHAs, and PCAs: Current certified nurses assistants (CNAs), home health aides (HHAs), and personal care assistants (PCAs) already working at Kensington Place can take this course to advance their skills and step into more comprehensive Care Partner roles.
  • Career changers: This program isn’t limited to young students or graduates. Anybody can become a Care Partner with this program if they have the right attitude and are compassionate caregivers.
  • Individuals without prior healthcare experience: No previous healthcare experience is necessary. We’ll train you on the job to equip you with the skills to become a Care Partner.

Why choose Kensington Place Redwood City?

Choosing Kensington Place Redwood City as the start of your career in senior care is about more than just finding a paying job—it’s about becoming part of a family that upholds “Our Promise” to love and care for our residents—and team— as we would our family members.

Reasons to join the Kensington Family:

  • Professional and personal growth: Our senior living community is one where you can flourish, enhancing your skills and advancing your career while also growing personally.
  • Competitive benefits package: Enjoy benefits such as competitive salaries, health, life, and 401K options starting at 32 hours per week, generous paid time off, and an employee assistance program to support your overall well-being.
  • Complimentary meals: Benefit from complimentary meals, a testament to our care for your everyday needs.
  • Volunteer opportunities: For those interested in contributing without a full or part-time commitment, we offer numerous volunteer opportunities that allow you to make a difference.

Training curriculum: building expertise and compassion

Our Direct Training Program will teach you essential healthcare knowledge and hands-on skills to excel as a Care Partner in our assisted living and memory care communities.

  • Classroom discussions: Focus on understanding neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s.
  • Practical sessions: Learn essential techniques for assisting with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), such as dressing, grooming, feeding, and more.
  • Dementia care and Positive Approach to Care (PAC) training: Receive specialized PAC training with the PAC curriculum to enhance your approach to dementia and Alzheimer’s care and caring for residents with mild to advanced memory loss issues.
  • 2 days of job shadowing: Gain real-world experience by shadowing seasoned team members for 2 days, putting classroom knowledge into practice.

Join our team at Kensington Place Redwood City!

Don’t miss your opportunity to become an essential part of Kensington Place Redwood City, a memory care community dedicated to dementia and Alzheimer’s care in Redwood City, California.

If you’re a recent graduate, a current college student, or a person looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our residents, register for our comprehensive Direct Care Training program.

Start your career in senior care with us today and transform your passion into a rewarding profession!

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