Great place to start a human service career
Personal Care Aide (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 23, 2013
A typical day includes lots of phone calls from the office from 8-12 regarding the shifts coming available that day. You pick the cities you want to work in, so a lot of the time you aren't driving very far to your job. You will be at a recipient's house anywhere from 2 to 12 hours, depending on their plan of care. You may or may not have many recipients at the same time. While at their house you normally assist recipient with activities of daily living, grooming, transferring, meal preparation, and light house cleaning.
The staff is accommodating and friendly. PCA's don't have much contact with other PCA's. The hardest part of the job is coordinating your jobs as they can be very inconsistent in the beginning. The most enjoyable part of the job is the connection you create when working closely with recipient in their home.
Flexible schedule - can work as much or little as you want
up in the air schedule, odd hours