Direct Care Worker

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FALL 2016 Courses

September 12 to November 11, 2016
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $1,999.00
Workforce Development, Corporate Training and Community Education Building, Room B100A
Maximum 10 Students

This is a 100 hour course onto the nursing career ladder. Direct Care Workers are trained to care for people who need assistance in their homes and/or in accessing community activities and services. The competencies needed to successfully complete course objectives are identified from the Skill Standards produced by the West Virginia Department of Education, Health Sciences Division and the Working Group of the West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living. DCW Certification test upon successful completion of the course.

Course Objectives:

  • Administer bedside or personal care.
  • Prepare and maintain records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
  • Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes and running errands.
  • Care for individuals or families during periods of incapacitation, family disruption, or convalescence, providing companionship, personal care, or help in adjusting to new lifestyles.
  • Perform healthcare related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication, under the direction of registered nurses or physiotherapists.
  • Plan, shop for, or prepare nutritious meals or assist families in planning, shopping for, or preparing nutritious meals.
  • Transport clients to locations outside the home, such as to physicians’ offices or on outings, using motor vehicle.
  • Instruct and/or advise clients on issues such as household cleanliness, utilities, hygiene, nutrition, or infant care.
  • Train family members to provide bedside care.

Program Requirements:

  • Current immunizations
  • Criminal background check
  • Clean close-toed shoes and scrubs


 To register, contact:

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Martha Leeson Coordinator of Short Term Programs Workforce & Economic Development
Work Phone: 304.424.8275
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Michele Wilson Executive Director Workforce & Economic Development
Work Phone: 304.424.8355
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