Workforce Development

Employees are one of the most important assets for any company, and we know having qualified and dependable employees is crucial to the safety and well being of the residents served in senior living communities. 

  • Career Center - Post and search for job opportunities within the senior living industry and within supporting industries. 
  • Argentum Senior Living Works - A resource to highlight the careers and opportunities in the dynamic senior living industry. 
  • Virginia Career Works - Virginia Workforce Connection is a gateway to employment and labor market information in Virginia.
  • Workforce Grant Program - A partnership between Virginia's Community Colleges to reduce the student cost of specific Workforce Credential training programs by two-thirds so that more people can access the type of training and jobs that stem from the training. Some examples of training programs that have been supported include Certified Nurse Aide, Emergency Medical Technician, Medication Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Registered Medical Assistant, Commercial Driver's License Class A & B endorsement, EKG Technician, Electrical, HVAC, Carpentry, Plumbing.


CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Resource page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar. 

Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators Continuing Education Requirements and Guidance
Per 18VAC95-30-70(A)(1) and 18VAC95-20-175(A)(1), Up to 10 of the 20 hours may be obtained through Internet or self-study courses and up to 10 continuing education hours in excess of the number required may be transferred or credited to the next renewal year. 

03/19/2020 CE guidance: During the six month extension of continuing competency requirements that must be obtained for the licensure period between April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020, programs delivered via teleconference or webcast where there is an opportunity to interact wtih the speakers in real time ("interactive course") will count toward the 10 hours of continuing competency requirements that must be taken in addition to the 10 hours of internet or self-study hours.