Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED Equivalent with basic reading, writing and math skills; ability to use a computer for word processing with a minimum of 25 WPM. Proof of high school diploma or GED is required.
Preferred: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) designation preferred but not required
Minimum Experience: Ability to work with adults who have been diagnosed with an Intellectual/Developmental disability who have exceptional needs.
- Experience in Person-Centered Organization Skills preferred
- Valid Drivers’ License and Automobile Insurance Required
- Personal transportation to use during shift for transportation of individuals supported
- Ability to lift 50 pounds
- Ability to complete and pass the following training courses and apply skills:
- Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
- AAA Defensive Driving
- CPR/First Aid
- Proxy Caregiver
- Personal Care Assistant
DESCRIPTION OF WORK DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under general supervision, the PCA will work as part of a team to ensure duties are performed in a way that empowers the individual supported and promotes a person’s independence at the highest level possible. The PCA will be responsible to carrying out person-centered services based on the individuals preferences and choices identified in ISP; focus on creating a meaningful life that meets the physical, social and developmental needs of each person; protect each person’s health, dignity, safety, comfort, well-being, civil, human and legal rights. Minimum training standards will be performed by all staff and additional training will be based on the needs of individuals supported.
- Maintain and submit ACCURATE records which may include but not limited to: Financial Reports for cash management and personal spending, Behavior Supports, Personal Care/Companion Tasks and Medication Assistance based on agency training and policies.
- Complete and submit ACCURATE person-centered documentation through CareLogic. Documentation will reflect a person’s choice, observations, descriptions and quotes.
- Provide person-centered community living support services at a minimum frequency as described in the ISP; to include but not limited to assistance with advocacy, adult daily living skills, bathing, dressing, education, personal hygiene and home care skills such as bed making, laundry, shopping, paying bills and medical appointments.
- Escort and empower the individual to engage in Community Living to promote true Community Integration and Inclusion in the larger natural community. Practices should include the use of community resources that are available to other citizens with disabilities.