Healing Spirit Healthcare LLC offers both
Personal Support Specialist (PSS)
LIVE Online Classroom
Online (Independent Study) Training
Course Description – 50 Hours
This is a comprehensive personal care instruction course designed to cover the following
- Body Mechanics
- Client Safety
- Environmental Safety
- Universal Precautions
This course will qualify an individual with the necessary skills to be able to provide direct care to consumers in Assisted Living Facilities, Residential Care Facilities, Adult Day Care Programs, and Home Care settings. Students completing this course and interested in taking a Certified Nurse Aide Course (C.N.A) within two years, may receive credit for Modules 1–6 of the C.N.A. training course. Requirements
As of September 1, 2003, this course takes the place of the RCS–1 course. It is required by anyone employed in Assisted Living or Home Health Care, working for more than 20 hours a week. It must be taken within 120 days of employment starting date. Anyone who already has their RCS–1 certification before September 1, 2003 does not have to repeat this course.
Students must be 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED to qualify to take the PSS Training Course. All class hours must be met in order for the student to receive a certificate from DHHS/BEAS.
In-Classroom Schedule - 2012 9am - 5pm Locations for each site will be given at time of registration
Minimum 10 students per class - Maximum 12 students per class
June 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 - Old Town
June 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 - Ellsworth
June 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 - Bangor
July 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 - Millinocket
July 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 - Old Town
July 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 - Ellsworth
August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 - Bangor
August 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 - Lincoln
August 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Old Town
August 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, September 1 - Bangor
August 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 September 1 Bangor
LIVE Online Classroom Schedules - 2012 5pm - 9pm
Dates - TBA
(Class size is limited to 12 participants per class).
PSS SKILLS LAB DATES
July 27 - Skills Lab - 8:30am - 6:30pm
August 24 - Skills Lab - 8:30am - 6:30pm
Click Below for LIVE Online Registration Form:
View / Download our Registration Form
Students wishing to take the LIVE online course must have a computer, webcam and email which is accessible on a regular basis for all communications with our course instructors. In addition, you must be able to travel to our site for 2 full days of actual skills training after completion of the online curriculum before becoming approved for certification.
Online Class Schedules - 2011 *** SIGN UP TODAY!
This course was designed to allow students to work at their own pace, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, over a 7 week period. Each student must successfully complete each module and exam before moving forward into the next lesson. The option to complete before the 7 week deadline is possible, and depends upon the student, and the time they set aside in their personal schedules to do the online curriculum. Students must also complete an additional 10 hours of skills training, following the completion of the online curriculum. Once these 2 guidelines are successfully completed, the student will receive full certification.
If you have additonal questions, please contact our office.
Click Below for PSS Online (Independent Study) Registration Form:
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PSS Online Skills Lab Schedule - 2010 - 2011
December 10 - Old Town - (8am -6pm)
January 11 - Old Town - (8am - 6pm)
In Classroom and Online
In Classroom - Dates are listed above.
You may sign up for the Online Course at anytime, simply by filling out the registration form and submitting tuition and registration fees - Once your information is completed, you may begin at anytime.
Tuition $300 Registration (Nonrefundable) $30 Book $40 (or use a loaner)
Are you a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) wanting to receive your PSS Certificate?
You may do a Test Out Exam - Fee is $150
We can help you! Please call our office for details.....
Agencies – If the above schedule(s) do not meet the demand for your staff training needs, our instructors are available to train within your facility. Please contact us directly, for more information and to see if you meet the student minimum requirements for this service.
In addition, if you are sponsoring students to take the PSS online course and would like to have our instructors visit your site for the skills portion of the course, we would be more than happy to accommodate you. Please contact us for more details.