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Maxim Healthcare Services PCA (Albany-Homecare) in Albany, New York

Pay Rate : $ 17.55 / HR

A Personal Care Assistant is an individual who provides support services to assist clients with personal, physical mobility and therapeutic care needs, as established by a rehabilitation health practitioner, social worker or other health care professional. The Personal Care Assistant may work in a variety of settings, to include home or schools.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides services to persons who need help with day-to-day activities

  • Demonstrates competence in performing the necessary skills and perform those skills on the plan of care

  • Provides health care tasks, personal hygiene services, and other related support services essential to the client’s health

  • Assists with transfers and ambulation

  • Aids teacher in helping student learn and provides feedback to student and supervisors/teachers (if applicable)

  • Performs incidental household services that are an integral part of a personal care plan (if applicable)

  • In school setting, accompanies student on bus to and from school (if applicable)

  • Provides companionship by reading, listening and talking with client

  • May assist in supervision of students during recess and lunch periods and accompany student on community experiences

  • Strictly adheres to confidentiality requirements

  • Assists client in the development of independent skills through self-care activities such as toileting, clothing routines and personal hygiene

  • Implements behavior management techniques in accordance with the directions given by the supervisor/healthcare practitioner; including reinforcing appropriate behaviors in accordance with plans and discouraging negative behavior, managing time out, or other techniques as directed

  • Appropriately reports changes in client status or as directed by care plan

  • Maintains confidentiality of all information pertaining to clients, families and employees

  • Adheres to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) privacy policies and procedures

  • Performs other duties as assigned/necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • State licensure or certification as required by state and/or program

  • One (1) year relevant experience preferred

  • Current BLS Card

  • Current PPD or Chest X-Ray

  • Knowledge of child growth and development

  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate services between the home, school, local health agency, and other community resources

  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language may be required

  • Computer proficiency required

  • Must be at least 18 years of age


At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    About Maxim Healthcare Services

Maxim Healthcare Services has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, employees and communities for more than 30 years. We offer private duty nursing, skilled nursing, physical rehabilitation, companion care, respite care and behavioral care for individuals with chronic and acute illnesses and disabilities. Our commitment to quality customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical healthcare needs makes us a trusted partner wherever care is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.