Personal Care Attendant
Do you enjoy work that is personally enriching and gratifying?
Do you connect with people of all ages with disabilities, who are in need to hire a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)?
What is the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program?
The Personal Care Attendant (PCA) program is delivered by Mass Health. Mass Health pays consumer-employers (individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities) to hire PCAs to assist with activities of daily living. Consumer-employers are evaluated and eligible for the PCA program if they need support with two or more activities of daily living.
Who is the consumer-employer?
Consumer-employers are individuals with physical, intellectual, or developmental disabilities who need assistance with the activities of daily living listed above. Consumer-employers are responsible to hire, train, manage, and, if needed, terminate employment with the PCA. The consumer-employer is listed as the employer on the I-9 and W-4 forms. PCAs are not independent contractors and taxes are withheld.
Duties may include:
Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming.
Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
Plan, purchase, prepare, or serve meals to patients or other family members, according to prescribed diets.
Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as caring for infants, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness.
Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
Direct patients in simple prescribed exercises or in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
Massage patients or apply preparations or treatments, such as liniment, alcohol rubs, or heat-lamp stimulation.
Administer prescribed oral medications, under the written direction of physician or as directed by home care nurse or aide, and ensure patients take their medicine.
Care for children who are disabled or who have sick or disabled parents.
Accompany clients to doctors' offices or on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance, and companionship.
What is required to be a PCA in Massachusetts?
PCAs must be legally able to work in the United States
PCAs must be able to understand and carry out instructions from their consumer-employer
PCAs must be 14 years of age or older (some restrictions apply to PCAs under 18 years of age)
New PCAs must complete a New Hire Orientation training within nine (9) months of their hire date
How To Apply
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For more information please visit: https://www.masspcadirectory.org/