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Personal Care Assistant (PCA)

Stamford, Connecticut
Job Type
22 Sep 2022
Personal Care Assistants provide hands on care by helping clients with activities of daily living.


* High school diploma or equivalent
* CNA/HHA/PCA certification
* Complete criminal background check, DMV check, and drug screen
* Access to a car
* Possess valid driver's license and auto insurance
* Ability to communicate with clients in a courteous manner and treat them with respect
* 1-2 years working with the elderly

Duties (including but not limited to):

- Grooming, bathing, dressing and toileting

- Assisting with shaving, only with the use of an electric shaver

- Assisting with general skin care when skin is unbroken and when any chronic skin problems are not active. Skin care should be preventive rather than therapeutic in nature. \*Caregivers may apply non-medicated lotions and solutions that do not require a physician's prescription.\*

- Assisting with pivot transfers (bed to chair, chair to bed, chair to commode, and wheel-chair to car) only when the client has sufficient balance and strength to reliably stand, pivot and assist with the transfer

- Adaptive and safety equipment may be used in transfers, provided the client and caregiver are fully trained in the use of equipment and can direct the transfer. \*Caregivers can assist with the use of gait belts and transfer devices with the proper training and demonstrated competency.\*

- Empty or change external urinary and ostomy bags.

- Assisting with client directed non-invasive (non-inserted) care only when there is no need for skilled skin care or for observation. Otherwise must be reported to a nurse

- Assisting client with blood sugar checks; that is limited to opening containers and handling equipment. \*Caregiver cannot perform procedures.\*

- Record and report changes in the client's physical condition, behavior or appearance to Supervisor or Care Coordinator


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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour

* Health insurance
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
COVID-19: Mask, gloves and vaccine

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Stamford, CT: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* High school or equivalent (Required)

* Home care: 1 year (Required)
* Caregiving: 1 year (Required)

* Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: One location
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  • Job Reference: 718237526-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Companions & Home Helpers, LLC
  • Location: Stamford, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent