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Personal Care Attendant - Long Term Care / Choices for Care

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Job Ref:
Non-Licensed &/or Entry Level
1110 Prim Rd, Colchester, VT 05439
HHH - Choices for Care
Job Type:
Primary Shift:
Hours per Week:
Pay Rate:
$16.08 - $20.53 per hour

We offer a variety of per diem workable schedules, competitive pay, and advanced technology which includes an agency supplied iPhone. Every day, we make a difference in the lives of clients, and as a member of our nursing team, so will you!

Weekday Shift (8am - 5pm) - Flexible shifts based upon your availability, only per diem positions available at this time with no more than 20hrs a week.

Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

The PCA provides care through assisting clients and their families in their home with non-medical directed personal care and home management tasks which include support of the client with dressing, bathing, grooming, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, transportation, toileting and mobility.  

As PCA at the UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice, you will help people live their fullest lives by providing innovative, high-value, compassionate care. We strive to provide care that is nonjudgmental and honors diversity, recognizes the unique preferences and values of each individual and recognizes the abilities and strengths of each individual. Our staff does their utmost to build trusting relationships based on listening, empathy and understanding, and personify the qualities of excellence and professionalism in all areas of UVM Home Health & Hospice work.


• High school diploma or equivalent required plus the University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice PCA Training program (either 1 day for experienced recruits or full PCA training for recruits with no previous experience)

• Personal Care Attendants must successfully complete PCA coursework and pass the required exam. We will support and guide the candidate through this process.

• Must demonstrate and maintain any required competency

• Able to speak, read and write in English

• Be honest, self-directed, possess initiative, display good judgment and a positive attitude toward daily activities

• Have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in written work

• Be able to work cooperatively and in a productive manner with organization’s employees, clients, customers and the general public

• Maintain satisfactory standing with the Adult Abuse Registry, Child Abuse & Neglect Registry, Vermont Criminal Information Center and OIG

• Be free from the illegal use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace

• Be able to carry out the functions of this job without risk of harm to the health and safety of self and others

• Hold a valid driver’s license and have a reliable, registered vehicle with insurance as required by the organization, and appropriate to position.

Working Conditions:

1. Traveling required

2. May work in community based settings, and clients’ homes and outdoors

3. May work during non-business hours

4. May experience:

• Hostile and emotionally upset clients, family members, visitors and staff

• Stress due to a demanding profession

• An exposure to blood-borne pathogens

• A variety of environmental exposures such as inclement weather, animals, firearms, tobacco use, dust, and other client based activities and preferences

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