Job Description for Personal Care Attendants
The Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is responsible for providing personal care services to Clients in their homes and or in the communities in which they live. The PCA’s will provide supportive services to medically stable Clients for the activities of daily living. The PCA will follow a care plan that has been developed for each individual client. The maximum number of hours the PCA will be scheduled will be determined by the funding source of each Client and the Responsible Party.
At least 18 years of age or 16 years of age with completion in a relative training program
6 months of experience in working with the elderly or children
Pass a criminal background study
Complete and pass the PCA training required by DHS
Complete orientation and training on the needs of the recipient
Ability to work with little direct supervision and be able to respond appropriately to recipient's needs
Effectively communicate with the recipient & Avenues for Care, Inc.
Report changes of condition to the qualified professional at Avenues for Care, Inc.
PCA’s must be able to fulfill the physical requirement of the job
Maintaining daily written records
Comply with all of the policies and procedures of Avenues for Care, Inc.
PCA’s cannot work for a recipient if they are also receiving PCA services, a spouse to the recipient, the Responsible Party to the recipient, the parent or step parent of a minor (under 18) recipient.