Visiting Health and Supportive Services Offers Home Health Aide Certification Course

Visiting Health and Supportive Services (VHSS) a member of Hunterdon Healthcare, is now taking applications for the Homemaker-Home Health Aide Certification Training Course. The course will be held from October 23rd through November 10th, 2017. Classroom hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Clinical hours start at 7:30 a.m.

Participants of the training class will be paid for classroom and clinical hours. VHSS will also pay for the cost of the course for those individuals who successfully complete the Training Program and Exam, and agree to work for VHSS for at least 6 months after completion of the course. The cost of the course is $750.

Upon successful completion of the Training Program and Exam, participants will be certified as a New Jersey Homemaker-Home Health Aide by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.

Acceptance into the Training Program is contingent upon successful completion of pre-placement requirements, which include a background investigation, references and a pre-placement physical exam. Candidates who successfully complete the Training Program and Certification Exam will be offered employment on a Per Diem basis with VHSS.

As a Home Health Aide, you will assist clients in Hunterdon County and surrounding areas with personal care, bathing, toileting, therapy reinforcement, housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry and errands. You will provide care under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and willing to drive during inclement weather; be able to stand, stoop, bend and lift at least 50 pounds; and agree to work for VHSS for six months after completion of course.

The application deadline is Friday, September 29, 2017. To apply, visit

Visiting Health and Supportive Services was founded in 1958 and joined Hunterdon Healthcare System in 1996. VHSS is a non-profit agency whose mission is to deliver quality healthcare and supportive services to anyone who requires in home assistance to manage optimally, including the chronically ill, children or home-bound elderly.