Working to transform the child welfare system.

SHB 1872: Establishing the care worker center to promote caregiving professions

SHB 1872 establishes a Care Worker Center under the authority of the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board to elevate care workers as a respected sector of the workforce, increase retention and recruitment into care worker fields, and promote the value and different employment options of care workers. The administrators of the Care Worker Center must consult with stakeholders and administrative authorities to, among other requirements, research the care worker field, track turnover rates and conduct surveys, develop policy recommendations.