Nursing homes, schools partner for career opportunities

Nursing home operators at the McGuire Group, VestraCare and RCA Healthcare Management/Absolut Care in Chautauqua County are partnering with local colleges to offer paid training and tuition assistance programs for individuals looking to start or advance their careers in health care.

“By partnering with the local schools, we’re able to design programs that offer outstanding classroom and clinical training while providing flexibility to accommodate our employees’ work schedules and other obligations,” stated Aaron Polanski, administrator for the three portfolios. “We’re tapping into different sources to meet the growing needs within the health care system. This allows our employees or students to get paid and go to school while climbing the career ladders within our organization.” Those interested can text Aaron at (716) 713-7135 or email apolanski@mcguiregroup.com.

Current partnerships include Absolut Care of Westfield in Westfield and Chautauqua Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dunkirk have partnered with Erie 2 BOCES to provide a paid four-week certified nursing assistant training program starting Jan. 31. The program includes 120 hours of training and will take place Monday – Friday from 5 pm – 9 pm at Erie 2 BOCES in Dunkirk with a clinical rotation at one of the nursing facilities. Visit this link to apply: https://vestracare.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/e0f0a28d-9e9c-10f2-437a-fd760f039a33/apply?source=1861949-CS-39847

The three portfolios of facilities provide nursing and rehabilitative care to more than 2,900 individuals and offer opportunities for RNs, LPNs, CNAs and support positions including: dietary, maintenance, activities, housekeeping and more. Lear more at: www.mcguiregroup.com, www.absolutcare.com and www.vestracare.com.


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