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Selfhelp’s HHA and PCA Training Program

Selfhelp offers free training programs to become a Home Health Aide (HHA) or Personal Care Aide (PCA) in New York. These programs are designed to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable New Yorkers. Qualified aides are guaranteed immediate job placement, with full-time, part-time, and other flexible work arrangements available. The training programs are approved by the New York State Department of Health and involve a combination of classroom learning and practical training.

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HHA and PCA Training Programs

The HHA training consists of 75 hours, including 59 hours of classroom instruction, 8 hours in a lab setting, and 8 hours of field training. Classes are offered in both English and Spanish, with the Spanish class incorporating ESL instruction. The PCA training comprises 40 hours of basic personal care training in both classroom and lab settings, offered in English over approximately 8 days.

Selfhelp provides incentives like stipends for training, free metro cards for attending classes, and bonuses for aides accepting their first case. They also offer a sign-on bonus for referrals. Training locations are available in New York City, Brooklyn, and Long Island. Graduates from these programs are offered employment with Selfhelp, along with continuous in-service training and classes to keep their skills and certifications up to date.

DurationHHA: 75 hours total
PCA: 40 hours total
Class SchedulesHHA training includes 14-19 days of instruction
PCA training is approximately 8 days
Online Classes?No
LocationNew York City: 261 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018
Brooklyn: 626 Sheepshead Bay Road, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Long Island: 498 Union Ave, Westbury NY 11590
PhoneNYC office: 212-971-7714
Long Island office: 516-505-2571
Email[email protected]
WebsiteSelfhelp Home Care Training