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Union County Offers Home Health Aide Training Opportunity

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – Residents interested in becoming certified home health aides can apply to the training program that begins October 31 and runs to November 23, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced.

For the next Certified Home Health Aide Training program, pre-enrollment interviews are required and are being conducted in September. Persons interested in the program should call now to schedule an interview, because space is limited.

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.

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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.

The training program is run through the Union County Department of Human Services, Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection.

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.

 “Union County has offered this program since 1986 to ensure that our workforce is prepared to meet the need for home health care,” said said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. 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.”

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

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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