Training prepares you to give good care and feel confident that you can do a good job. If you would like to see what the training includes, select “Training Manuals” from the menu at left. You can read some of the material right here on your computer.
Training for Direct Care Workers (caregivers, attendant care workers, direct support professionals):
1. Employers - Most direct care workers get their training from the agency where they work.
2. Colleges also offer courses, from basic caregiving to nurse assisting and certificates in gerontology or developmental disabilities.
To get started, contact some agencies that hire direct care workers. If you have no experience, they will provide training. You can look for positions in the classified ads in the newspaper under “healthcare.” You can also search the Internet for “jobs in Arizona” with key words: home care, home health, caregiver, CNA, assisted living, or direct support professional.
List of DCW training programs