Employment Facilitation-Manpower Recruitment and Training Initiatives
The Employment Facilitation-Manpower Recruitment and Training Initiatives (EF-MRTI) is introduced to attract, train and retain local support care staff in the Community Care sector and to recognise Community Care Organisations (CCOs) for their efforts and investment in the attraction and retention of locals.
The new local support care staff must meet the following criteria to be eligible for funding under EF-MRTI:
- Be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident (PR);
- Be employed under a formal employment contract by a participating Community Care Organisation in a support care role, i.e. job scope entails provision of direct care to residents/clients through nursing or therapy support; and
- Not have been employed in any community care or acute organisation in similar capacity within the last six months from date of employment with the participating CCO.
CCOs onboard EF-MRTI and the eligible local support care staff would be eligible for funding support under the Community Care Traineeship Programme (CCTP), Retention Bonus (RB) and On-the-Job Training (OJT) Support.
The Community Care Traineeship Programme (CCTP) provides funding support to Community Care providers for new local support care staff without prior experience to undergo training and be equipped with the requisite skills to perform their new jobs.
It adopts a Place and Train model designed to equip new local support care staff with the requisite skills to perform their new jobs. The CCTP course comprises the following components:
- Classroom training at appointed Training Provider: 12 working days
- Workplace coaching: 9 weeks
There is course fee funding of up to 90% (capped at $5,000) for CCTP.
Course syllabus for the 12-day course period as follows:
|1||Resilience Skills in Healthcare Practice
Learning unit 1: Develop self and personal resilience
|2||Ageing and the Healthcare Systems
Learning unit 2: Overview of Long-term Care Environment
Learning unit 3: Ageing processes and its associated medical conditions
|3||Adopt Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) practices
Learning unit 4: Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) practices
|4||Mobility and Ambulation activities
Learning unit 5: Lifting, Transferring and Positioning
|5||Person Centric Approach in Continuum of Care
Learning unit 6: Person Centric Care approach in the Continuum of Care
Learning unit 7: Basic Health Assessment
Learning unit 8: Assist in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Part 1
Learning unit 9: Assist in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Part 2
Learning unit 10: Assist with Nutritional Needs
Learning unit 12: Assist with Rehabilitative/Therapeutic Activities
CCTP Placement Grant
CCOs can apply for funding support of $1,000 per month, capped at $3,000 per newly recruited local support staff upon completion of CCTP.
New local support care staffs to the Community Care sector will be eligible for a Retention Bonus where:
- New local support care staff working at least 0.5 FTE* per month will receive a one-time payment of $3,000 upon completion of the first year of service with their Community Care employer.
- New local support care staff working less than 0.5 FTE* per month will receive a one-time payment of $1,500 upon completion of the first year of service with their Community Care employer.
* 1 FTE is computed on the basis of a 42-hour work week.
The OJT support is for Community Care employers to ensure that new local support care staff are supported in their induction and training at workplace.
In order for CCOs to be eligible for OJT support, the following criteria must be met:
- The new staff must have undergone structured training programmes endorsed by AIC as qualifying programmes.
- The Community Care employer must have at least 1 to 3 trained supervisors (depending on the size of organisation) who are able to provide CCTP’s OJT to new staff.
For every eligible local support care staff who meets the above criteria and stays with the CCO for 2 years (excluding training period), OJT support grant will be paid to the CCO in 2 tranches.
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