Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
UMass Medical School-ForHealth

Job Order #: 20100355

Lowell, MA 01851

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 12/7/2023

EXPIRES 12/6/2024

Job Description

POSITIONS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE STATE

What is a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)?
A PCA provides assistance to, and is employed by, MassHealth PCA program consumer-employers in accordance with the MassHealth PCA Program. A consumer-employer is a MassHealth member who receives MassHealth-covered PCA services and who hires and manages one or more PCAs.

PCAs help consumer-employers live in their homes by providing support with the activities of daily living, such as:
- Walking
- Mobility, including transferring in and out of chairs and beds
- Toileting
- Bathing and dressing

And/or the instrumental activities of daily living, such as:
- Meal preparation
- Housekeeping
- Shopping

What is the MassHealth PCA Program?
MassHealth?s PCA program provides funds for people with disabilities to manage one or more PCAs.
Who is the employer?
Consumer-employers are responsible to hire, train, and manage the PCA. The consumer-employer is listed as the employer on the I-9 and W-4 forms. PCAs are NOT independent contractors: taxes are withheld.

Benefits/Pay
What are the advantages of working as a PCA?
- Hourly wage of $19.00
- Up to 50 hours of paid time off each year
- Paid family medical leave
- Time and one-half pay on 6 holidays
- Access to a Healthcare Navigator (to help find a health insurance plan)
- Opportunity for job seekers to grow their skill sets with specialized trainings provided by the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund and PCA Workforce Council.
- Access to free certificate programs and college courses after one year of PCA work (health care, IT, education).

Qualifications and Requirements
What is required to be a PCA in Massachusetts?
- Authorization to work in the United States
- Ability to understand and carry out instructions of the consumer-employer
- Completion of a paid, four-hour PCA new hire orientation training

Are there any restrictions on who can be hired as a PCA?
A person cannot be hired if he/she is the consumer-employer's:
- Parents of minor children
- Spouses
- Legally responsible relatives

What other considerations are there regarding PCA work in Massachusetts?
- PCAs can work full time (up to 50 hours/week) or part-time (as few as one hour per week).
- Each consumer-employer has their own preferences for worker certification, licensure, or educational attainment.
- Each consumer-employer can choose whether to run a CORI, SORI or drug test.
- Each consumer-employer can choose whether to require COVID-19 vaccination.


How To Apply

Visit the PCA Workforce Council’s PCA referral directory https://www.masspcadirectory.org/ to register and complete an application for employment. If you have any questions about the Mass PCA Directory, please call 1-888-MassPCA (627-7722). Operators are available Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.

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$19.00 per hour

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Benefit Details

- Hourly wage of $19.00 - Up to 50 hours of paid time off each year - Paid family medical leave - Time and one-half pay on 6 holidays - Access to a Healthcare Navigator (to help find a health insurance plan) - Opportunity for job seekers to grow their skill sets with specialized trainings provided by the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund and PCA Workforce Council.

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Timothy Hovey

Title

Business Services Rep

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Address

107 Merrimack St
Lowell, MA 01852

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