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You might hire a personal care assistant to:

  • Perform duties as assigned in an accurate and timely manner, and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in meeting the needs of all clients
  • Adhere to the standards, policies, and procedures of the company — and governing regulations and practices

  • Record and report changes in clients’ physical condition, behavior, or appearance to supervising case coordinators

  • Problem-solve and create solutions, promote healthy lifestyle habits, provide general companionship and advice

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
At least one year of experience as a caregiver
Experience caring for your clientele, like senior citizens with dementia or adults with developmental disabilities
Certification in first aid and CPR (or willingness to be trained)
Nursing assistant certification relevant to country of employment, like State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), or Home Health Aide (HHA)
Excellent judgment and proven discretion in handling confidential information
High school diploma or GED, or equivalent