Fedcap Trains & Hires Home Health Aides

Free Training for NY Home Care Jobs with Flexible Hours & Locations

Dec 08, 2011, 12:30 ET from Fedcap

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fedcap (http://www.fedcap.org) provides free Home Health Aide training, as well as assistance finding home care jobs in New York.

Demand for Home Health Aides increases every day. Fedcap, a 75-year-old nonprofit, trains qualified candidates and helps them get their New York State certification – and jobs. The only cost is a $40 book fee.

"Our 400 Home Health Aides already care for hundreds of elderly, disabled and recuperating patients in the comfort of patients' own homes," says Aisha Lucas, Fedcap's Vice President for Home Care Services. "Demand for Home Health Aides increases every day, and we need to train and hire more aides to meet that demand.

"Working as a Fedcap Home Health Aide is a great way to start or re-start a career," Lucas said. "Our free training lasts three weeks and covers all the basic essentials, as well as special needs such as Alzheimer's, Dementia, Stroke/CVA and hospice care.

"Fedcap also hires aides who are already certified," she added. "Our Home Health Aides have flexible hours and locations. Many advance their skills through our in-service training and by continuing on to become a medical assistant or a Registered Nurse. We also have live-in opportunities. At the moment, we have a particular need for bilingual aides who speak Spanish, Russian, Cantonese and Mandarin, in addition to English."

To be eligible for Fedcap's free Home Health Aide training and employment, you must:

  • Be a US citizen or have a green card
  • Have proof of residency
  • Read at or above 6th grade level
  • Undergo a free physical, drug-screening and criminal background check.

Learn more at Fedcap Home Care Service's regular open houses. The next ones are:

Dec. 12, Dec. 15, Jan. 5,
9:30 am3:30 pm (Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is needed.)
211 West 14th Street (near 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10011

Interested applicants should bring:

  • Social Security Card (the original, not laminated)
  • Proof of current address
  • A government-issued Photo ID and/or Proof of Citizenship or Work Eligibility
  • Three personal references
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of last three employers (if applicable).

For more information, call 212.727.4225 or 212.727.4280 or email homecare@fedcap.org.

About Fedcap: Fedcap creates jobs and breaks down barriers between Americans and the sustainable employment that leads to economic independence. For more information, visit www.fedcap.org. Follow Fedcap on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fedcap) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/FedcapNYC).