Peer Mentoring Program
Are you looking for mentoring support and connection from an experienced Home Care Aide? The Training Partnership is offering a new and exciting Peer Mentoring service at no cost to you! If you are a Home Care Aide, we are eligible to receive one-hour weekly mentoring sessions with a matched mentor in your area. After you complete 12 hours of peer mentoring, you will receive a certificate of completion! Read on for more details and how to apply.Think about your first days on your new job—how valuable would support, advice, and encouragement from an experienced worker be for you? As part of the Peer Mentoring Program, you have the opportunity to build that community of support that will empower you along the way.
Through this program, you can help make Washington even more of a national leader in the field of long-term care. Read on for more information and links below.
What is Peer Mentoring?
Peer mentoring matches entry-level workers with an experienced Home Care Aide in order to support emotional demands on the job and help develop professional skills. Participants and their mentors work together to enhance competencies such as communication, problem solving, and cultural sensitivity through one-on-one interaction in a real-world setting.
New Home Care Aides gain confidence through reinforced professional skills and behaviors as they transition seamlessly from training to practice under close mentor guidance.
In an isolated field with relatively high turnover, peer mentoring could lead to improved job retention and career success by making home care workers more secure, confident and connected.
Benefits of Peer Mentoring:
The program offers benefits to mentors and mentees alike, including.
- Strengthen communication and care-giving skills through on-the-job peer support for new Home Care Aides.
- Improve the quality of care by reinforcing a culture of communication, respect, and problem solving.
- Increase job retention through the development of resources to help you feel more secure and less isolated.
- Improve morale by acknowledging that the skills of experienced Home Care Aides are critical to the functioning of the team.
- Foster a community among Home Care Aides that values feedback, communication, and support.
For Peer Mentoring Participants (Mentees): Are you a new Home Care Aide looking for peer guidance and community of support from a matched, experienced home care aide? If so, click here for more information and for how to apply.
Apply to Enroll in the Peer Mentoring Program
For Peer Mentors: Are you an experienced Home Care Aide eager to your expertise and enhance the skills and behaviors of a new home care aide? If so, click here for more information and for how to apply.
For additional questions please contact:
Paul Chandanabhumma, Project Coordinator – Strategic Initiatives
SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership