Home Services Worker Program
PSC now offers a vocational certificate program to provide skill training for basic elder care within a client's home or an outside facility. This includes assisting with physical needs and helping the patient maintain functional independence. Family caregivers also can participate in any combination of workshops and courses that most closely match their needs to care for their loved one. The program promotes skill growth, advance the quality of care, and provide opportunities for career development.
View the information below for more information about courses in the program. For additional information or to enroll in the program, contact Iris Kimbrough, coordinator, career training, at (708) 709-7866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Services Worker
Home Services Workers provide in-home care to individuals who choose to remain in their home but need assistance with daily care. Topics include types of home care workers, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and nutrition, personal care, and a practicum. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Matteson Area Center. A textbook must be purchased. Students must be registered for the entire six-course program. Classes may not be taken individually. Total program cost $499.
Date: May 28, 2013
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
This course provides guidelines for effective communication with clients from a different culture, hard-of-hearing, limited vision, and other special needs. Topics include stages of human development (infancy to older adulthood), mental health, and legal, ethical, and end of life issues.
Dates: May 30 – June 13, 2013
Safety and Nutrition
This course provides guidelines for client home safety and nutrition planning, including housekeeping, infection control, meal planning, preparation, and food sanitation. Time, resources, and money management are also covered.
Dates: June 18 – June 25, 2013
This course provides an overview of personal care services provided to the client including grooming, body mechanics, and assistive devices.
Dates: June 27 – July 11, 2013
How to Save a Life Using CPR
Learn basic life-saving skills including CPR/AED training, and how to handle choking emergencies. Students will receive a two-year certification from the American Heart Association.
Dates: July 16, 2013
Individuals are given an examination of employee qualifications and work-related characteristics, job duties, and employment potential. Instruction includes supervised on-the-job observations or participation. (Based upon location/availability of practicum site).
Dates: July 18 – August 1, 2013