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Become A Personal Care Provider

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Working As A Personal Care Provider

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $23,150

    Average Salary

What Does A Personal Care Provider Do At Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western Colorado

* housekeeping, home management, personal care and emotional support.
* It is important that the PCP have the ability to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with clients, coworkers, supervisors, family members, and community referral sources.
* The PCP must be able to perform general homemaking skills, demonstrate excellent customer service skills, make common sense decisions and perform duties as required.
* The PCP must also communicate effectively, conduct self in a professional manner and maintain a professional appearance that enhances the firm’s reputation.
* The PCP must also respect confidentiality of each client.
* The Personal Care Provider will engage the individual (and family members whenever possible) in all activities, encourage individual independence in the performance of all tasks, communicate in a timely manner and keep the Scheduling Supervisor informed of progress, considerations and any pertinent information regarding the client’s care.
* The Personal Care Providers will also utilize their own talents, skills and interests to help form a relationship with each client and seek guidance when needed.
* The PCP will deal effectively and calmly with non-routine situations following accepted guidelines and perform other duties as required by the Scheduling Supervisor, participating in staff meetings and trainings as required.
* The PCP will also maintain good working knowledge of Goodwill Industries policies and procedures, performing additional related duties as requested by the Scheduling Supervisor.
* The Personal Care Provider will work as part of a team of professionals and help ensure we make the best use of our resources to help achieve our mission.
* It is critical that the PCP maintain complete and accurate data and client records as required for this program.
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What Does A Personal Care Provider Do At Wesley Enhanced Living

* Develops both long term and short term strategic plans to ensure overall growth and development of Personal Care Services within Wesley Enhanced Living
* Preparation and management of annual Personal Care functional budgets to ensure effective and efficient stewardship of WEL fiscal resources.
* Develops appropriate staffing levels and ratios for Personal Care functions.
* Maintains position control for function.
* Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and WEL policies and procedures.
* Completes and submits required reports, including responses to Department of Public Welfare audits and reviews, in a timely manner.
* Develops standards of quality, clinical excellence, resident safety, resident satisfaction, and staff engagement for the personal care function.
* Develops reporting metrics on quality standards and satisfaction levels and publishes results on a quarterly basis.
* Conducts on-going meetings to reviews resident assessments and other resident status changes and updates with Nursing, Social Services and Rehabilitation staff.
* Maintains and updates knowledge of prospective changes within the Personal Care/Assisted Living industry both within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
* Takes an active role in local and regional Senior Services professional Associations.
* Provides on-going and timely communication on resident status with families and/or resident support systems to promote positive and informed relationships.
* Establishes outreach and education efforts throughout the community to promote a better understanding of Personal Care services.
* Establishes outreach efforts in local colleges and secondary schools to develop opportunities to promote employment opportunities within Personal Care.
* Directs the clinical operations and supervisory activities of the Lead Nurse and the clinical staff, evaluates adherence to performance standards.
* Develops a schedule of staff educational opportunities including in-services, equipment/technology training, continuing education, and membership and/or certification in Aging and Geriatrics.
* Works with Lead Nurse to ensure that staff is provided with developmental assignments and opportunities for professional growth.
* Maintains confidentiality of all resident and staff personal or health information.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Qualifications

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How To Become A Personal Care Provider

Most personal care aides are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, but most aides have a high school diploma.


Although there are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, employers may prefer candidates with a high school diploma.


Aides may be trained on the job by registered nurses, other personal care aides, or their direct employer. They are trained in specific tasks, such as how to work with a client who has a cognitive impairment and how to assist a client in preparing meals.

Most employers require aides to have training or certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Personal care aides must follow specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. They must pay close attention to a client’s medical condition, quickly noting any changes that may require assistance from medical personnel.

Integrity. Personal care aides should make clients feel comfortable when the aides tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, personal care aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Sometimes clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Personal care aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They often need to lift or turn clients who have a disability.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Personal care aides may be required to complete a formal training program depending on the state where they work, and state laws vary widely in terms of the requirements that must be met. Some states and organizations may conduct background checks on prospective aides. A competency evaluation also may be required to ensure that the aide can perform certain tasks.

There are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

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Personal Care Provider Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • French

  • German

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • Hungarian

  • Vietnamese

  • Bislama

  • Ukrainian

  • Tagalog

  • Hmong

  • Polish

  • Mandarin

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Real Personal Care Provider Salaries

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Personal Care Provider Albers Household Dallas, TX Oct 19, 2014 $57,200
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Personal Care Provider Albers Household Dallas, TX Oct 18, 2010 $57,200
Personal Care Provider Brajendra P. Sharma Vienna, VA Jul 01, 2015 $26,832

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Top Skills for A Personal Care Provider


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Top Personal Care Provider Skills

  1. Personal Care Services
  2. Personal Hygiene Assistance
  3. Laundry
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided patients with personal care services including medication and toileting support.
  • Administer bedside and personal care, such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistance.
  • Attended o laundry and cleaning of the home and passed out morning and nightly medication to patients.
  • Carried out minor housework duties such as laundry, food shopping, meal preparation, and caring for pets.
  • Assisted with baths, cooking and daily household chores

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