Samaritan offers several programs and opportunities to attract and train a great workforce. One of the most important positions in Long-Term Care is the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and Samaritan offers our its own CNA Training Program to ensure we have qualified staff caring for our nursing home residents.
Home Health Aide Training Class
Samaritan Health is looking for compassionate, caring and dedicated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare as a Home Health Aide. We are excited to announce a Home Health Aide training program that will begin Monday June 15th. This 3-week program will require a time commitment of approximately 36 hours per week. Classes will be held at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown, NY. The selected students will be required to pass an interview process, drug screening, health assessment as well as a background check and reference screening. High School Diploma or GED is required and individuals must be at least 18 years of age. Classes will be held from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. This is an unpaid training course. At the successful completion of the program and State exam, students will be eligible to apply to our Home Health Aide openings to work at our new Samaritan Summit Village-Assisted Living Facility. As a Home Health Aide employee of Samaritan Summit Village, candidates must be able to work any shift and every other weekend. Samaritan Summit Village Home Health Aides do NOT drive to clients homes; they work directly at the facility. Visit this career opportunities webpage to find the position to apply today!
Samaritan Keep Home and Samaritan Summit Village's CNA Training Program is a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) certified program and is specifically designed to prepare students for a career in long-term care. Students receive 156 hours of clinical/laboratory experience and 66 hours of bedside clinical training over an 11 week period (this is approximately 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday). Students rotate through all seven Samaritan Keep Home units. Once all training is completed the students are eligible to take the NYS Certified Nursing Assistant exam.
Interested in applying? Visit Career Opportunities, click on type of applicant (new/returning or current) then search for jobs at the Samaritan Keep Home. Click on the SKH CNA Training Program link to begin your application process. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Human Resources at 315-785-4022 or use our Contact Us Form.
To remain in the program, students must maintain a grade point average of 75 and cannot miss more than 16 hours during the course.
There is a tuition fee for this program, which includes all books and materials needed for the course. Financial Assistance may be available.
Please contact Samaritan's Human Resources Department to find out more about this program. Call 315-785-4022 or use our Contact Us Form.