Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Job Description

A personal care assistant is a home care attendant, or a caregiver, who helps an individual with the activities of daily living.

PCAs assist people with special needs, like Alzheimer’s and dementia, or those who are recovering from surgery or illness.

Personal care assistants may provide basic living skills, such as bathing and dressing.

They may also assist clients with meal preparation and medication management.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Personal Care Assistant (PCA) to provide quality care and assistance to clients in their homes. We're looking for compassionate, dedicated individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of others. If you have a caring heart and a desire to help others, we want you!

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Duties:

  • Work closely with facility staff to provide personal assistance to those living with behavioral and other disabilities in group homes and residential care homes, and in independent living communities
  • Maintain the integrity and cleanliness of the residence by sanitizing and sterilizing utensils, equipment, and furniture daily
  • Provide basic housekeeping duties, such as room cleaning, laundry, and dining-room preparation on a rotating basis
  • Assist individuals with personal hygiene and activities of daily living
  • Maintain proper documentation of all personal-care services
  • Update and maintain all required records

Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Responsibilities:

  • Prior experience as a PCA
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Comfortable working with older persons
  • Excellent communication and listening skills

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Provide individualized personal care to patient(s) in the home and in other locations; assist with activities of daily living, including bathing, grooming, and dressing
  • Assist with patient(s)' medication regimens
  • Communicate with physicians, nurses, and other health care providers as necessary
  • Maintain patient(s)' records
  • Assist with transportation and light housekeeping
  • Perform other duties as assigned

At Company Name, we believe in diversity and inclusion. We're committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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