Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in becoming certified Home Health Aides can enroll in a training program offered through the Union County Department of Human Services this summer. Upon completing the program, students will have the knowledge and skills required for certification by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing.
“This program was developed to provide home care professionals in Union County with reliable, accurate guidance,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “By training and supporting our workforce, we can help ensure that our elderly and disabled residents live independently at home and stay connected with their communities.”
Union County established the training program in 1986 to address the growing need for in-home care.
To be considered for acceptance into the program, applicants must be 18 years of age, U.S. citizens or qualified aliens, and have the ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.
They must also be physically capable of participating in class work such as lifting, getting patients out of bed, giving bed baths, aiding transfers for those with limited mobility, and other related patient care.
The $75.00 registration fee includes the cost of the textbook and workbook. There also is an $80.00 application fee payable to the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. A passport size photo is required to be attached to the application.
Persons interested in registering must first arrange for a pre-program interview by calling Donna Farrell, Union County Division on Aging, at 908-527-4858.
Space in the class is limited and applicants are advised to call now for an interview appointment. Interviews will be conducted in June.
The program will begin on July 11 and continue to August 4, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday each week. All sessions will be held at Jewish Family Services, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.
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