Sample Personal Care Assistant Job Description

Job Description

At [CompanyX], we count on our personal care assistants to gently and capably step up to the plate and meet the needs of our clients, providing a level of care that exceeds expectations. We are seeking an experienced personal care assistant who can be a companion that feels like family, providing their clients with not only trustworthy care, but a life of renewed possibilities. From providing assistance to those dealing with the effects of aging, to caring for people recovering from surgery, to aiding a person who simply needs a helping hand with the occasional errand, you will serve as an invaluable support person in a variety of scenarios. Often, our clients need someone to bathe them, help them dress, and make sure they eat healthy meals. Our ideal candidate will be able to handle any and all of these circumstances, with a gentle touch and a cheerful attitude.

Objectives of this Role

  • Help keep clients engaged and enriched mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally through required assistance
  • Perform duties as assigned in an accurate and timely manner, and demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in meeting the needs of all clients
  • Safeguard clients by observing interactions, procedures, and activities
  • Be aware of and sensitive to clients’ pain, mobility, and fragility, and approach every interaction with utmost compassion
  • Adhere to the standards, policies, and procedures of the company, as well as legal regulations

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Assist clients with personal care activities including bathing, oral hygiene, preparation and feeding of meals, dressing and undressing, ambulation, and other activities as needed
  • Help clients get around safely
  • Record and report changes in the client's physical condition, behavior, or appearance to supervisor or case coordinator
  • Problem-solve and create solutions, promote healthy lifestyle habits, provide general companionship and advice
  • Document services delivered in accordance with company policies and procedures

Skills and Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum of one year experience as a caregiver
  • CPR-trained or willingness to be trained, first aid certification, background check, ability to speak, read, and write in English
  • Excellent judgment and demonstrated discretion handling confidential information
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous caregiver experience
  • Experience caring for senior citizens with Alzheimer's or dementia
  • STNA, CNA, or HHA a plus