Union County Offers Home Health Aide Training

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Department of Human Services welcomes qualified applicants for its Home Health Aide training program from April 8 to May 8. The training sessions will be held at Jewish Family Services, 655 Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth, Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, U.S. citizens or other eligible persons, and proficient in English. Applicants must also be physically able to lift patients as needed, assist patients with limited mobility and perform other related care.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are certified as Home Health Aides by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing.

Space in the training program is limited and is based on a qualifying interview. The interview period begins in March.

To schedule an interview and to get more information about the program including registration and certification fees, call Donna Farrell at the Union County Department of Human Services, 1-908-527-4858.

For information about all Union County services for senior adults, call the Department of Human Services Division on Aging toll free, 1-888-280-8226 or visit the Union County website at ucnj.org.

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