Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
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Lois M. Gackenheimer, PhD Ed, MSN, RN
Executive Director / President
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Plan for Job Placement Services
Purpose:
The purpose of this plan is to ensure that proper procedures are in place and followed to assure that placement services are both systematic and continuous. All students will be assisted with job placement. This will be achieved with guidance and assistance from their Instructor/Employment Counselor and the Job Development Placement Counselor. Objective: To assist every student to attain training related employment. However, no guarantee of placement will be implied and there will be no charge to the student for such services. The person responsible for this plan is the Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean.

Procedure:
  1. Work Readiness Concepts are taught as an integrated part of each program’s curriculum. Instructor/Employment Counselors begin working with students on their job attainment plan from enrollment and continuously throughout the training program (see Work Readiness I). The Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean of each program insures there is current demographic, employment and contact information collected from all students (including auditors) on a monthly basis (see Monthly Employment Form). This information is reviewed for completeness, corrected as necessary and placed in the “Placement Book” for each specific class. As the Work Readiness II packet is completed, it is maintained in the Placement Book along with the original release forms and signed outcome forms from the First Day Paperwork Packet.

  2. Starting from the Central Midpoint of each program through the completion of the program, students will conduct job searches (if they are not already employed in training related employment). The job search and verification is documented on the appropriate (Academy) form (see Work Readiness II Packet) and submitted on a bi-weekly basis to the assigned Instructor/Employment Counselor. The assigned Instructor/Employment Counselor will review the job search documentation providing feedback to the student regarding progress, job leads, performance, etc. The job search form becomes part of the Placement Book documents for each student. As part of the advisement and coaching, it is expected that students will make as many contacts and engage in as many interviews as it takes to obtain a training related position. Students are taught to make a comprehensive job search utilizing various resources the school provides. ANHO maintains a listing of employers and employment opportunities that students are able to peruse.

  3. Throughout each program the Instructor/Employment Counselor(s) will maintain monthly documentation of student interactions and progress re: Placement activities, counseling, advice, support and coaching related to job search and placement. This documentation must include referral to specific agencies where students are directed to apply, which interviews were held and the results of this activity, documenting who, what, where, when and outcome.

  4. Upon employment, the Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean or designated Instructor/Employment Counselor will verify the job placement information for accuracy and completeness with the employer and/or via paystub and document the job verification on the Program Outcome Form. (Verification must include the full name of the employee verifying the employment, position held by the verifying employee, date verification took place and telephone number as well as a pay stub, written verification, etc.) A copy of the Program Outcome form is filed in the Placement Book.

  5. The Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean will insure that all employment activities as outlined above are taking place, that documentation of all activities is complete and that all employment is verified once a student has attained employment. The Job Development Placement Counselor will be available to support the Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean and/or the Instructor/Employment Counselor in all placement activities in an effort to obtain employment for all students prior to graduation.

  6. Following program completion, the Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean is responsible to insure that Placement activities continue by assigning an Instructor/Employment Counselor to contact each graduate on a monthly basis if they are employed to offer continued support, update information and assist the new graduate in adjusting to the workplace.

    For graduates who are not employed by graduation, weekly contact is maintained by the Instructor/Employment Counselor to offer job search assistance, encouragement, guidance, coaching, etc. until employment is obtained. Notes must reflect specifically where and when applications were submitted and interviews took place as well as additional contacts and referrals that were given.

    When Training Related employment is obtained, the Outcome form is completed with the employment details and the employer verification. Outcome forms are distributed and the original is maintained in the placement notebook as the first page for each individual student. The program outcomes maintained in the placement records are used as a means of measuring the success of the institution in achieving its mission.

    This process is continued for 30 days for Health Occupations Programs, 90 days for the Practical Nursing Programs, and upon graduation for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program. At the end of these time periods, the Placement Book and its contents are turned over to the Job Development Placement Counselor. The Job Development Placement Counselor will continue the interventions as described above in order to assist students in their effort to obtain and retain training related employment. (See “Plan for Job Placement Follow-up Services”)

    NB: Students who drop from a program: For students who drop from a program for any reason, all paperwork pertaining to that student must be turned over immediately upon completion and verification to the Job Development Placement Counselor. When/If the dropped student actually begins auditing in another class, the placement paperwork is transferred to the appropriate Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean for insertion into the placement book of the class he/she is now attending. Once in audit and/or re-enrolled, it is the responsibility of the current Instructor/Employment Counselor to continue following this student for placement purposes.

    Person Responsible:Director / Dean of Student Services

    Evaluation:Monthly analysis of student forms by faculty /Employment Counselors
    Monthly summary analysis by Management Team

    Follow-up:Monthly monitoring by Management Team; Annual Evaluation and Dissemination of information re: results and outcomes to all faculty and staff at the Annual Meeting.

     Annual dissemination to Advisors and Board of Directors.

The Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Dean will facilitate the collection of monthly employment reports for each class from the central midpoint of each program until the Placement Book is turned over to the Job Development Placement Counselor. As the end of each program approaches (4 to 6 weeks from graduation) the Academic Dean/Assistant Academic Deans are responsible for updating the Dean of Student Services on a weekly basis related to progress toward full student training related employment. The Dean of Student Services will submit monthly placement reports to the Management Team in order for the team to measure the success of the institution in achieving its mission.

Follow-Up Continued:

By reviewing the placement statistics on a monthly basis, the Management Team will ensure that procedures for improvement, if needed, are implemented and are improving statistics in order to meet the school’s expected outcomes.

This plan is annually reviewed and revised by the school’s Advisory Council and Governing Board. The Executive Director evaluates all data on an annual basis and presents findings to all instructional personnel and administrative staff at the annual staff meeting on the Executive Director’s Annual Report. It is available to all staff on the school’s server. Instructors share this plan with their students as they cover employability and job placement activities. The management team uses feedback from students and staff when reviewing and revising this plan. All plans are publicly posted outside of the Media Center for all to peruse.