Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

April 23, 2021

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    April 23, 2021
  • Expiration date
    April 15, 2025
  • Experience
    6 Months
  • Gender
  • Qualification
  • Career Level

Job Description

As a Personal Care Assistant (PCA), a high school diploma or equivalent is typically required. However, we at Prinstar1 Homecare may not require a diploma if the candidate has relevant work experience. In addition, most states require that PCAs complete a state-approved training program, which includes both classroom instruction and supervised clinical practice. After completing the training, the individual must pass a competency exam to become certified. Some states may have additional requirements, such as background checks or continuing education. Once certified, PCAs can apply for jobs with home care agencies or individual clients who require their services.
At Prinstar1 Homecare, we value candidates who have a compassionate personality, strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to follow instructions and work independently.

Offered Salary Is Open

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting clients with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, and feeding.
  • Providing companionship and emotional support to clients.
  • Assisting with mobility and transferring clients to and from beds, wheelchairs, or other assistive devices.
  • Monitoring and reporting changes in clients’ health or behavior to healthcare professionals or family members.
  • Assisting with medication management and administration, as directed by healthcare professionals.
  • Performing light housekeeping tasks, such as laundry, cleaning, and meal preparation.
  • Running errands and accompanying clients to appointments or social activities.
  • Maintaining accurate records of clients’ care, progress, and needs.

Skill & Experience

  • Compassion and empathy towards clients
  • Good communication skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Basic understanding of personal care tasks such as bathing, grooming, and toileting
  • Ability to provide basic medical assistance, such as taking vital signs or administering medications, under the supervision of a nurse or doctor
  • Basic knowledge of emergency procedures and how to handle unexpected situations
  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean environment for the client
  • Good record-keeping skills to document client progress and care provided
  • Physical ability to lift and move clients who may require assistance with mobility
  • High school diploma or equivalent, and completion of a state-approved training program (if required by the state)
  • Relevant work experience, if not required to complete a training program (varies by employer)
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation if required by the job.