Direct Care Worker Training Program

Patient Care Technician Training Program

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of adults with disabilities? Become a direct care worker and support individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible.

Join JVS for our FREE, part-time Direct Care Worker Training Program. During our 6 weeks of training, we will equip you with all of the basic skills that you need to start your career and excel on the job. At the end of our 6-week training program, graduates will be placed in full-time roles at local disability services organizations with starting wages of at least $19.50/hour.

We are currently recruiting for our training in September. If you are interested, sign up for an information session where you can take your reading and math assessments!

Program Overview: 

  • 6-week, in-person, part-time training program
  • Training is FREE and program participants will receive a $599 stipend, dispersed in milestones throughout the training
  • Training will be held at ArLab on Monday-Friday evenings from 5PM-9PM
  • Successful completion, which includes passing the MAP certification exam, results in guaranteed job placement with our employer partner, with starting wages of at least $19.50/hour
  • Program participants will receive MAP, CPR, and First Aid certifications

Am I eligible for this program?

  • Legal to work in the United States
  • Must have advanced English and basic math skills
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Must be willing to complete CORI, SORI, National Fingerprint, and driving record background checks
  • Can start a full-time job immediately after program completion
  • All applicants will be required to complete a drug screening

Attend a live information session on Zoom to learn more!

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