Personal Care Assistant

Description:

The "Personal Care Assistant" is a caregiver that helps and supports individuals with day-to-day activities in their home, based on their needs.

Knowledge/Skills:

Experience working with individuals with a physical/mental disability, basic computer skills, and able to work efficiently with a team, as well as, individual with minimal direction.

Education/Experience:

  • Must have at least a high school diploma equivalent with experience working with adults with mental health difficulties.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Home management tasks including housekeeping, laundry, shopping and errands

  • Meal preparation and assist with feeding as necessary

  • Assist with bathing, dressing and grooming

  • Assist with toileting, including use of bedpan, commode or toilet

  • Assist self-directing clients with transfers and ambulation including use of cane, walker, and
    wheelchair.

  • Assist self-directing clients with medication reminders

  • Provide routine skin care.

  • Assist self-directing clients in reminding them of their home maintenance exercise program.

  • Assist with the emptying of indwelling catheter care bag

  • Carefully follows client’s care plan when providing care