Certified Home Health Aide (HHA)
Now accepting applicants for future classes! Please complete the form below.
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.
“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.
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
- Ability to complete physical tasks
- Ability to work in the United States
How to Apply
Please fill out the form below and someone will reach out to you regarding future classes.
Home Health Aide
Voluntary Disability Disclosure
Why are you being asked to complete this form? Because we are a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program and participate in the National Registered Apprenticeship System that is regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor, we must reach out to, enroll, and provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship to qualified people with disabilities. To help us learn how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for apprenticeship, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.
If you already are an apprentice within our registered apprenticeship program, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our apprentices at the time of enrollment, and then remind them yearly, that they may update their information. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.
How do I know if I have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to: blindness, deafness, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, HIV/AIDS, schizophrenia, muscular dystrophy, bipolar disorder, major depression, multiple sclerosis (MS), missing limbs or partially missing limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder, impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair, and intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation).
Equal opportunity standards for apprenticeship program
(1) The Staten Island PPS (sponsor) shall recruit, select, employ, and train apprentices during their apprenticeship without discrimination based on political or religious opinion or affiliation, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, sex, or age, unless sex or age constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification, or the physical or mental disability of a qualified individual with a disability;
(2) The SI PPS (sponsor) will uniformly apply regulations concerning apprentices, including but not limited to equality of wages, periodic advancement, promotion, assignment of work, job performance, rotation among all work processes of the trade, imposition of penalties or other disciplinary action, and all other aspects of the apprenticeship program administered by SI PPS; and
(3) The SI PPS shall take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship, including adoption of an affirmative action plan as required by these regulations. The PPS will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required by these regulations and 29 CFR 30.