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HealthWorks – FAQ

How do I apply? Please apply online or on your phone. Once your online application is completed, expect a phone call from the HealthWorks recruitment team. If you are having difficulty using the online application, contact

What is the training schedule? Classes are held Monday through Friday, typically from 7:30am to 3:30pm. No evening or weekend classes are available.

How much does it cost? There is no cost to you. The cost for your training is paid for by our employer partners and generous funders. However, all participants must be able to commit to attending the program. Missed classes could result in termination from the program.

Is job placement guaranteed? Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive job placement assistance and have the opportunity to interview for full-time positions with all of our employer partners such as skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, and assisted living centers. Although we cannot guarantee placement, our career training programs have a combined placement rate of more than 80% – over 2,300 graduates have been placed in full-time positions since 2006.

Do you provide guidance after placement? Yes, we also provide career counseling and guidance as you grow in your new career.

Is it paid training? No, you are not paid for attending. JVS SoCal provides no-cost training and supportive services to see you through your training and into your new career.

How often is this course offered? We offer 8-10 classes a year. You can apply at any time. Class start dates can be found here.

Where are the classes held? Classes are held both online via Zoom and at a convenient location in Los Angeles and Orange Counties with COVID safety protocols in place.

Do you require healthcare experience? No. Our employers prefer prior work experience involving customer service or as a caregiver (paid or not), and a strong interest in a healthcare career.

What if I have a criminal record? California state licensing requirements demand that all candidates must pass a criminal background check, independently administered and reviewed. There are no exceptions. JVS SoCal pays for the cost of the background check.

What if I’m not accepted into the HealthWorks program?  If you are not accepted into HealthWorks we can provide you with additional resources. Our AJCC offers of employment services including career coaching, free training opportunities for high growth industries (including IT, construction, and healthcare), job placement assistance, and candidate recruitment at no cost. For more information visit our AJCC page or contact Patti Martinez, Program Manager at or 310-309-6000 ext 2150. 

Ready to apply? Please go to our application and apply online or on your phone.

Having problems applying online? Send your resume to us at and be sure to tell us which program you’re applying to.