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Registration Is Open for JFSCNJ Home Health Aide Training Course

Maria Mullen, BSN, RN, director of nursing for Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, (JFSCNJ) announced that registration for the agency’s Home Health Aide Training Program is currently open. The four-week course will begin Monday, April 24, and run through May 18, and take place at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ, located at 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth. Jewish Family Service of Central NJ is a non-sectarian health and social service agency serving all members of the Union County community.

The Home Health Aide Training Course is being offered through the Union County Consortium, a partnership between Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey and JEVS at Home, funded by a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

The nominal registration fee of $75 includes the cost of the textbook and workbook. In addition, there is a $65 application fee payable to the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. Upon completion of the training, students will have the knowledge and skills required by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing to pass the test to become certified home health aides.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, U.S. citizens or otherwise qualified by their immigration status and proficient in English. They must be able to perform tasks such as helping patients out of bed, giving a bed bath and aiding transfers for those with limited mobility.

Attendance in the classes, which run Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., is required. Applicants must arrange for a pre-training interview and screening in March in order to be accepted into the program, and provide a passport-size photo that will be attached to their application. Space is limited. Applicants must arrange to schedule an interview now by contacting Carlos Herrera at 908-352-8375 or [email protected].

 

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