Carewell SEIU 503 Training
Great news! SEIU 503 has worked with the state to extend the refresher training deadline to June 30.
We understand that care providers have busy schedules, and when your profession is taking care of others, it can be hard to find the time. Carewell is here to support you in finishing refresher training before the new deadline. Make your plan to finish today.
Welcome to Your Carewell Training
The Carewell SEIU 503 Training team is dedicated to training and developing caregivers who provide in-home support for older adults and people with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities. Together, these trainings offer the tools and skills you need as a care provider to ensure your safety on the job, as well as the safety of your consumer.
Who is the training for?
- All new homecare and personal support workers are required to take New Worker Training.
- Current homecare and personal support workers will be required to take Refresher Training.
There are some exceptions to who is required to take training. See the Training FAQs for more information.
This three-part training will help you learn about your new role as a homecare or personal support worker and give you an introduction to providing safe, high-quality services to your consumer.
The Refresher Training will help you stay up to date on best practices, and provide an opportunity to share your own on-the-job learning with fellow care providers.
Continuing education courses will cover a variety of topics that you can choose from to meet your training needs as you develop your career over time.
New Worker Orientation
Are you ready to get started? Visit the Carewell Learning Portal to register today!
Please see this guide for assistance with the registration page if your preferred language is not English.
Current Worker Refresher Training
Are you a current worker? Click below to register for Refresher Training.
Topics Covered in Training
Carewell SEIU 503’s interactive training is designed to engage with adult learners from all different backgrounds.
Some of the topics that are covered in training include:
- Consumer rights and confidentiality
- Rules, regulations, and how to receive pay
- Preventing abuse and neglect
- Professional development options
- Your benefits
- Person-centered philosophy
- Care provider safety
- Consumer safety
- Promoting healthy hygiene practices
- Physical and emotional well-being
- Communication skills
- Compassion fatigue
Styles of Training
Carewell SEIU 503 Training courses will be provided both in person and online.
Learn in person
Carewell SEIU 503 Training will offer in-person training across Oregon. You can find information about training sessions near you in the Carewell Learning Portal after you register. The Carewell SEIU 503 Training team is dedicated to making training accessible to all Oregon homecare and personal support workers, so most providers won’t have to travel more than 30 miles to get to a training location.
What to bring
You will need to bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop with you to training. If you do not have one of these devices, the Carewell SEIU 503 Training team will have a few devices available to borrow on a first come first served basis. You’ll need to use the device to complete parts of the training such as knowledge checks.
Do you have a preferred language other than English? We are here to help. We can schedule an interpreter to join you for training. Call or email us with your language-related request. We will soon be offering training sessions conducted in Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Mandarin (voice over), and simplified Chinese (written).
Alternative care for your consumer
If you are attending training during your regularly scheduled hours with your consumer, be sure to let your consumer or case manager know so they can find alternative care.
Some of the required training will be online. To access the training, you will need to visit the Carewell Learning Portal. There, you will register for courses, complete training modules, and interact with trainers and other care providers through discussion boards.
Create a profile
You will need to create a profile in the Carewell Learning Portal to begin. To do this you will need a valid email address. You can access the portal from any device with internet access such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. If you are using a smartphone, connect to WiFi to avoid using a large amount of data.
Download our Carewell SEIU 503 Training Registration & User Guide for step-by-step instructions for registering and getting started on the Carewell Learning Portal.
Register for a course
After you have created a profile in the Carewell Learning Portal, you can select and register for a course. Once you are registered for an online course, you can complete the modules at your own pace. You do not have to complete the course all at once, and your progress will be saved with each module you complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have more questions? Check out the Carewell SEIU 503 Training FAQs.