42 CFR § 432.31 - Training and use of subprofessional staff.
(1) Young, middle-aged, and older persons;
(2) Physically and mentally disabled; and
(c) Merit system. Subprofessional positions must be subject to merit system requirements except where special exemption is approved on the basis of a State alternative plan for employment of disadvantaged persons.
(e) Career service. The agency must have a career service program that allows persons:
(1) To enter employment at the subprofessional level; and
(2) To progress to positions of increasing responsibility and reward:
(i) In accordance with their abilities; and
(ii) Through work experience and pre-service and in-service training.
(g) Progressive expansion. The agency must provide for annual increase in the number of subprofessional staff until:
(1) An appropriate ratio of subprofessional and professional staff has been achieved; and
(2) There is maximum use of subprofessional staff as community aides in the operation of the program.
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