Sunday, October 27, 2024

4:00-5:00 p.m

C. Working with a Labor Union to Fill Staffing Gaps

When Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry, NY, found itself with a severe gap in staffing after COVID-19, its Human Resources team knew it had to “think outside the box” to hire the certified nursing assistants (CNA) it needed to serve a growing resident population. This session will highlight Cabrini’s solution: collaborating with 1199 SEIU, the Service Employees International Union, to plan, implement, and manage a nursing assistant apprentice program. Presenters will describe the program, which offers on-the-job training and pay to apprentices who join the Cabrini team after passing New York State’s nursing assistant competency exam. Learn what it takes to collaborate with a labor union to fill staffing gaps.

  • Simone Faulkner-Smith, Director of Human Resources, Cabrini of Westchester