With CareAcademy's curriculum management tool, it is possible to establish an initial and annual training curriculum, also known as a "curriculum track", that will automatically be assigned to the caregivers based on their caregiver group. A caregiver group can only be associated with a single curriculum track, but multiple caregiver groups can be associated with the same curriculum track. The caregivers associated with a specific group will automatically be enrolled in the linked curriculum track. It is important to remember that a caregiver can only be associated with one caregiver group at a time.
There might be instances where you would like the foundational training offered to caregivers to differ based on role or experience. For this reason, it is possible to create as many curriculum tracks on your administrator dashboard as you wish. Developing multiple curriculum tracks can be useful if you hire different levels of caregivers. For example, you might be interested in offering a different initial and annual training curriculum for Companion Caregivers versus Personal Care Attendants. Creating a curriculum track specifically for office staff can also be beneficial if you want them to take annual training, such as HIPAA or Sexual Harassment Prevention.
When planning which tracks to create, we recommend considering how you wish the initial and annual curriculum to differ from your other curriculum tracks. If you're instead interested in assigning a one-time bundle of classes to a group of caregivers, such as a dementia refresher, we recommend utilizing our "Add Classes" feature.
Step 1: Navigate to the Caregiver Curriculum tab on your dashboard.
Step 2: Press the Add Curriculum button.
Step 3: Here, you will be able to choose a pre-built curriculum based on your state. Or, you may choose to build your own curriculum. When your choice is selected, please press Continue.
If you select Choose a pre-built curriculum, the curriculum will be added to your dashboard upon pressing Continue. Please skip to Step 5.
Step 4: If you chose a pre-built curriculum in Step 3, please skip this step and move to Step 5.
After you select Build your own curriculum and press continue, you will have two options.
You can build your curriculum from scratch by selecting Start with an empty curriculum, or you may Copy an existing curriculum track on your dashboard and make changes to it. Once you have selected one of the two options, you will need to name the curriculum. Then, press Continue.
After pressing Continue, the curriculum will be added to your dashboard.
Step 5: To view the curriculum track that you added, press Back to all curriculums.
There, you will see a list of all curriculum tracks on your dashboard. You can edit the initial and annual classes by clicking the name of the track or the Edit button. If you click Options, you will be able to rename or delete the track.
To learn more about associating this curriculum track with a specific caregiver group, please click here.
Check out our help video for more details about Curriculum Tracks and Caregiver Groups.
Note: Caregiver Groups and multiple curriculum tracks are not available in the Starter/Basic package.