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Personal Care Assistant

Hartford, CT

SCHEDULE: MWF 1-4 PM – maybe more as needed.

Job Summary:

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

To Apply: Go to www.companioncares.com/ jobs

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