Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to apply for the next Certified Home Health Aide Training program, to be held from October 31 to November 23. Pre-enrollment interviews required and are being conducted in September. Persons interested in the program should call now to schedule an interview, as space is limited.
“Certified home health aides help our elderly and disabled residents live in their homes and stay connected with their families, friends and neighbors,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “They play a vital role in our communities, and this program helps to ensure that they have the training and knowledge they need to provide professional, high quality care.”
The training program is run through the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection.
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.
Applicants must 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.
Training will be held at Jewish Family Services, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., four days per week, Monday through Thursday.
“Union County has offered this program since 1986 to ensure that our workforce is prepared to meet the need for home health care,” said Bergen. “It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing to become certified home health aides.”
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.
More information on senior adults and their families, and all other social services programs, visit the Union County website www.ucnj.org and select the Department of Human Services
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