Personal Care Assistant

Posted Date 11 months ago(12/14/2021 3:29 PM)
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PCA provide one-to-one primarily non-instructional support to individual students for activities of daily living, health, behavior, etc. Assists teacher to maintain a safe classroom environment that meets the educational, physical, emotional and personal to an individual student in a special education program.


  • Assists in conducting behavioral assessments to determine a student’s current level of functioning.
  • Assists in implementing approved behavioral goals, objectives and related lesson plans for the 1:1 student.
  • Collect data for student positive behavior support plans;
  • Assists in responding to behavioral emergencies and in implementing approved behavior programs.
  • Implement school-wide positive behavior supports throughout the day by building relationships, listening, praising effectively, and assisting student in daily activities.
  • Assist in conducting scheduled activities within day program including but not limited to art, music, health and physical education classes.
  • Assists 1:1 student in all aspects of self-care.
  • Maintains assigned level of supervision, and escorts and monitors 1:1 student throughout the school day.
  • Attends scheduled team and staff meetings as requested.
  • Provides residential support for students during school recess or inclement weather needs.
  • Attends scheduled in-serviced days and training courses as required by education program.
  • Adheres to all applicable Woods policies and procedures.
  • Uses Microsoft Teams to receive important updates about Education and Woods-wide events.
  • Uses care logic to document incidents in school and in the residence.
  • Collaborates and follows feedback and rules related to work setting (e.g., residence and school).
  • Attends scheduled team and staff meetings as requested.
  • Attends scheduled in-serviced days and training courses as required by program.
  • Adheres to all Woods policies and procedures.
  • Assist with the instruction of daily living skills in the student’s residence or school as scheduled.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of instructional techniques to promote student independence (e.g., prompt hierarchies).
  • Uses escalation methods to support student problem behavior (e.g., Ukeru).
  • Participates in school-based orientation, training and meetings as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Proof of a High School Diploma required.  Must be at least 21 years of age. 
  • Experience with people who are developmentally disabled, socially/emotionally disabled, and or have challenging behaviors required.
  • Demonstrated ability in written and oral communication in the English language as well as adequate computer skills for report writing.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, be agile, physically pursue clients on foot, physically restrain, bend, squat, stretch, reach, push up and stand for several hours at a time. 


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