Direct Care Worker

Phase I: Introduction to Direct Care Work

The course introduces the student to direct care work (DCW) settings. Topics include what it takes to be a Direct Care Worker including academics, how to get and keep a job, and other interpersonal skills training. The course is designed to help students decide if Direct Care Worker is an appropriate field for them. Upon course completion, student is awarded a certificate for completion of the CPR course and a certificate from Coastal Carolina Community College.

Course Length: Estimated 16 hours

Phase II: Direct Care Basics

This course includes skills development in home management and personal care tasks for clients requiring limited assistance. Topics covered include infection control, personal care, safety, professionalism, home management, effective communication, and job keeping skills. No cost to those who are unemployed, underemployed, or have received notice of layoff. Upon course completion, student is awarded a Coastal Carolina Community College certificate as a Personal Home Care Aide.

Students can seek employment as personal care aide after successfully completing the course. Students can pursue further training as a Nurse Aide 1, with a scholarship to cover the registration fee.

Course Length: 60 hours