Home Health Aide Training Program Open To New Applicants

ELIZABETH – The county’s Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, is currently accepting applications to its Home Health Aide Training program that will be held from Oct. 12 through Nov. 11. Upon completing the program, students will have the knowledge and skills required by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing to become certified home health aides.

Training sessions will be held at Jewish Family Services, 655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth, from 9  a.m. to 3:30 p.m., four days per week, Monday through Thursday.


To be considered for 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 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 registration fee includes the cost of the textbook and workbook. There also is au $80 application fee payable to the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. A passport size photo is required to be attached to the application.

Space in the class is limited and interviews will be conducted in early September. For more information, call 908-527-4858.

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