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Behavioral Health Associate

A behavioral health associate chats with a patient
behavioral health associate program summary
  • Behavioral Health Associate Training
  • Certifications: OSHA, MAP, CPR-AED, domestic violence, and many others
  • Length: Five weeks
  • Cost: FREE (if you are receiving TAFDC)*
  • In-person at HCC
  • Requirements: 18+ yrs old, Massachusetts resident, High School Diploma/HiSET/GED, fully COVID-19 vaccinated
  • After finishing the program, students will get resources to help find jobs in the behavioral health field
behavioral health associate program description

The behavioral health associate program is designed to prepare health care associates working in DCF, DDS, DMH, and MRC programs. The program covers many essential services to individuals within various residential and community settings. Behavorial health associates create a safe and supportive environment so that individuals can optimize their independence with daily routine activities, with a main focus on administering medications.

Students will gain numerous training certificates upon completion of the BHA program, such as: OSHA, MAP, CPR/AED, domestic violence, and many others. This program encourages 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, HiSET, or GED
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Interested? Please complete the Jump Start inquiry form here or call the Jump Start office 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)