Apprenticeship Opportunity

Certified Home Health Aide (HHA)

What is a Home Health Aide?

Home Health Aides may do the following:

    • Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
    • Perform housekeeping tasks, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming
    • Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
    • Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or other outings
    • Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications
    • Keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities

Home Health Aides are supervised by medical practitioners, usually nurses, and may work with therapists and other medical staff. These aides keep records on the client, such as services received, condition, and progress. They report changes in the client’s condition to a supervisor or case manager.

To be employed as a Home Health Aide in New York State you must complete a certified training program and then listed as a registered Home Health Aide in the state registry.


Free program aims to tackle home health-care needs on Staten Island

“Graduates will fill a gap in health care created by the COVID-19 pandemic, as many care givers stopped work for personal reasons or sought a new career when vaccines became a requirement in the field in New York City. Additionally, the program will create sorely-needed jobs on Staten Island.”

About the Home Health Aide Program

The training is fully paid for and there are no out-of-pocket costs to you. It is a full time, mostly virtual, 1 to 2 month program that begins in February 2023.

The following will be required:

    • Access to a computer, laptop or tablet
    • Internet access
    • Photo ID
    • Social security card
    • A drug screening
    • Criminal history background check
    • Complete medical clearance with COVID-19 vaccination
    • COVID-19 rapid test done at clinical site
    • Ability to complete physical tasks
    • Ability to work in the United States

How to Apply

The next class will start February 2023. Please fill out the form below to join the waiting list for the upcoming class.

Home Health Aide