Personal Care Assistant (Brattleboro)

compensation: $24-35/hr based on experience, with raises and bonuses over time
employment type: part-time
job title: Personal Care Assistant
Hello! I'm looking for a part-time personal care assistant for approximately 6-10 hours/week, for evenings and weekends. This job is part personal care/companionship, part household management, and part medical admin work. You would be joining a team of other PCAs who care for me. It's a wonderful team of skilled, caring people with interesting life experience, and my family is also involved in my care.

I am a disabled female science educator/ musician and artist in my late-40s who uses a wheelchair. I don't have much use of my hands, so I need help with almost all aspects of my life and health at my home in Brattleboro.

The schedule is Fridays 5:30-7:30pm, Saturdays 5-7pm, and Sundays 12pm-2:30pm. There is a possibility for more hours on Thursday evenings, that will be determined in the next couple weeks. There is some flexibility with that though, and we can talk about how we could make it fit your schedule and vice versa. If you could occasionally be able to sub on weekdays or evenings and weekends that you are not working, that would be a plus. Let us know your availability in your response, thanks!

Personal care duties include: getting meals out for me (they are already cooked), doing light food prep such as cutting veggie sticks or making a salad, restocking/making inventory of ingredients in the kitchen, refilling my water as needed, putting on compression stockings, helping with medical treatments that I do in my home, being able to drive my wheelchair vehicles, occasional grocery shopping and errands, and being part of a team of caregivers.

Medical duties include helping me manage my recipes, tracking my nutritional requirements in an app, and doing simple medical treatments with me that we would train you on such as red light therapy.

We are looking for someone who has caregiving experience. Prior PCA experience is definitely a plus but we are willing to train the right person. You should be detail oriented, reliable, trustworthy, honest, caring, and a good communicator, with a clean driver’s license, and excellent computer and phone skills (with Macintosh laptop/iPad knowledge). We can train you on medical details and the other aspects of the job. I try to make it a fun environment that is laid-back, where you can continue to learn new skills.

I'm looking for someone who is a proactive communicator and will let me know if they have questions, reach out to me for clarification, keep accurate notes that the rest of the team can understand, and keep me posted as to what is going on, so that I can rest and focus on my body and healing.

My goal is to hire someone who would stay in this job for at least a year or longer, ideally longer than that, so that we can build a relationship. Pay is $24-35 per hour (based on experience), with the possibility for bonuses and raises over time, and one hour paid time off per 30 hours worked. We follow COVID protocols and this is a safe working environment. I am vaccinated and you need to be as well. My caregivers wear masks in the home because I am immunocompromised.

Please respond telling us a little bit about yourself and why this job is of interest to you. Make sure to include the following information:
1. Your skills and interest in the various aspects of the position
2. Tell us about any prior caregiving experience office management or medical admin experience
3. Your vaccination/booster status
4. How far are you from Brattleboro? We want to make sure this commute would work for you, especially in the winter.
5. Confirm that you have a valid drivers license and are comfortable driving an SUV-size vehicle. Confirm that you have reliable transportation and snow tires or 4 wheel drive.
6. That you are willing to commit to a minimum of a year (if the job is a good fit) and that a part-time job will fit your longer-term goals (I have hired several part-time people in the past, only to have them leave when they are offered full-time work).
7. Please tell us your availability. The job can begin within the next few weeks.

Thanks so much and I look forward to speaking with you!

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