Behavioral Health Associate - MAP focused

behavioral health associate program summary
  • Behavioral Health Associate Training MAP focused
  • Certifications: OSHA, MAP, CPR-AED, Domestic Violence, and many others.
  • Length: 5 weeks
  • Fee: Free of Charge*- If you are receiving TAFDC benefits.
  • Instruction: In Person at HCC
  • Requirement: 18+ yrs old, Massachusetts Resident, High School Diploma/Hi-Set, Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated
  • Employment Search: Upon successful completion, students will be given resources to help find employment in the Behavioral Health Associate field.
Behavioral Health Associate Program Description:

The Behavioral Health Associate (BHA) program is designed to prepare health care associates working in DCF, DDS, DMH, and MRC programs. The BHA program covers many essential services to individuals within various residential and community settings. They create a safe and supportive environment, so that individuals can optimize their independence with daily routine activities, focusing mainly on administration of medications. Students gain numerous training certificates upon completion of the BHA program, such as: OSHA, MAP, CPR/AED, Domestic Violence and many other certifications. Our dedication is to encourage students' success and growth both academically and professionally in the behavioral health field.

Trainings Covered:
  • OSHA 
  • Medication Administration Program (MAP)
  • AHA - First Aid
  • De-Escalation 
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Trauma Informed 
  • Overdose Prevention & Education
  • Narcan 
  • Domestic Violence
Behavioral Health Associate Program Requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age 
  • Massachusetts Resident
  • Completed High School Diploma, Hi-Set or GED
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Interested? Please complete the Jump Start Inquiry Form here or call the Jump Start Department at 413-552-2730

*Disclaimer: Information is subject to change. Please call the Jump Start office for the most up to date information.

Aimee Funk

Program Director

Jump Start Program

Kittredge Center 322

413.552.2005 (Tel)

Amy Shaikh

Placement Assistant

Jump Start Program

Kittredge Center 322

413.552.2730 (Tel)