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Individuals with cerebral palsy and their families often rely on personal care attendants (PCAs) who help with everything from essential activities of daily living to social or recreational pursuits and even employment. Often finding and keeping personal care attendants who are a good fit for you and your family can be difficult. To help you in this process, we are providing sample job descriptions and employment contracts that you may use as a guide for your own needs.
Sample Job Descriptions
Hiring a personal care attendant for yourself or a loved one can be challenging. A comprehensive job description can help make this process a little easier. We have included three sample job descriptions. They are each written a little differently and can be modified to meet different needs. We hope that the content contained will help you create the perfect job description for your needs.
Support ToolsPersonal Care Attendants for adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities provide a variety of essential functions that ensure safety, health, wellbeing and overall impact quality of life.
Support ToolsStudents with disabilities often need extra support throughout the day to access their environment, the academic materials, and learn alongside their peers. A Personal Care Attendant in the school setting is often utilized to support the students needs.
StoriesAuthor David Stoner provides insight into his experience with Personal Care Attendants through the years as his needs and his family's needs have changed.
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