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Personal Support Specialist (PSS)
with Margaret Gambell
This 50 hour course prepares participants to work in home health care or residential setting. Personal care, communication skills, observing, reporting, and documentation are taught. How to provide care safely and deal with emergencies, consumer rights, aging and illness are addtional topics covered in this class. This course will be held at Comfort Keepers in Scarborough. This is a grant funded course provided by Maine Department of Education to Cumberland County Adult Education Programs. English Language Learners enrolling should have a CASAS Reading score of 220 or above. Please contact our office at 730-5040 for an application and to arrange a CASAS Reading test. Class meets T & TH, 4-8 pm and SAT, 9am-3pm
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
with Brenda Faust, RN
Students enrolled in this certificate program complete 130 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience, meeting all state licensing requirements. Upon successful completion of the course and passage of the State Competency Exam, the student will be eligible to enter the healthcare field under the direction of a licensed nurse. Clasroom instruction will be delivered via Zoom. Students will need a tablet or computer for classroom meetings. Laboratory and clinical instruction will be in person at a healthcare facility. Students must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalency diploma, and have a CASAS reading score of 238 or above. Call 730-5040 for an application, interview, and reading assessment.
Certified Residential Medication Assistant (CRMA)
with To Be Announced
This 40 hour CRMA course includes classroom instruction, with clinical practice available after completion of coursework. All students must complete clinical practice, either with our instructor or arranged through your healthcare facility, if applicable. Successful students will be certified to administer oral medications to residents in state-licensed assisted living facilities. Certification is valid for two years. Call 730-5040 for an application. This class will be held onsite at Westbrook Adult Education.