Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Qualifications:
Associate Degree or High School Diploma or higher.

Experience:
Staff are knowledgeable and able to implement an effective care plan with recipients. They are also able to communicate and respond appropriately to clients’ specific needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Redirection and intervention for behavior, including observation and monitoring
  • Assistance with food, nutrition and diet activities
  • Assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, grooming and hair washing as needed in order to keep proper personal hygiene
  • Assistance with monitoring self administered medication
  • Accompanying clients to medical and other appointments as needed
  • When appropriate, work with clients to enhance their ability to remain at home with their family members
  • Assisting, monitoring or prompting clients to complete tasks in school, home or in the community
  • Assistance with incidental household services that are an integral part of a personal care service in the above items
    Other responsibilities also include supervision, social interaction, behavior guidance and assistance with self-care; and
  • Perform other duties as needed or as requested by client.