Personal Care Assistant in Assisted Living Training Program in Acton, MA at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 9/26/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

LOVE being a SENIOR HELPER?

Looking for a new career but can’t afford CNA-Certified Nursing Assistant classes?

No prior experience needed, just a desire to work with and care for seniors!

We will pay you to learn during our 3 week, PCA- Personal Care Assistant training.

 After successful completion of the combined classroom and hands on clinical training you will be able to work and provide care for the residents at Robbins Brook, a Benchmark Senior Living Community, in Acton, MA.

We are currently accepting applications and holding interviews for our Nov 1, 2021 class.

  • We start you at $15hr to learn, with an increase to our starting rate, upon successful completion of the program.
  • We will have Full Time and Part Time opportunities available (weekend flexibility needed)
  • PLEASE NOTE: Training Program requires availability to work for initial 3 weeks @ Full Time hours)

We have a vibrant and compassionate residential community which is an  assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. Our assisted living community offers attentive professional staff 24 hours a day at your service, dedicated programs and dignified dining for life enrichment. 

Purpose: The PCA who graduates from this program will be able to provide care and companionship to our residents who enjoy socialization and guidance during their daily activities. 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interacting with our residents and families on a daily basis
  • Utilizing customer service skills to ensure that residents receive exceptional care
  • Following the Resident Care Standards and Practices to ensure proper procedures are followed
  • Assisting residents with their meals, transferring using appropriate assistive devices, bathing, toileting, dressing and grooming

Communication

  • Demonstrates personal and resident safety
  • Answers residents’ urgent call alarms in a timely manner
  • Reviews and demonstrates fire, safety, and elopement procedures
  • Responds to emergencies and personal emergency response system and knows when to call for backup
  • Reacts calmly and effectively in emergency situations

Customer Service

  • Provides companionship by reading, conversation and listening
  • Participates in appropriate recreational activities and hobbies for social and sensory stimulation
  • Assists the resident with necessary phone calls, letter writing, computer operation, etc.
  • Maintains a safe environment within the resident’s apartment
  • Demonstrates understanding of the emotional stress of having an aged loved one by responding professionally and sensitively to the family’s needs
  • Provides emotional support and promotes a sense of well-being
  • May perform light housekeeping/laundry to maintain a clean, neat environment
  • Delivers World Class service in a friendly, helpful, and courteous manner with resident and family satisfaction as a priority
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the resident’s history, interests, physical and cognitive abilities to help provide a successful living experience

COVID-19 considerations:
Screening check upon arrival to community, weekly COVID testing.

 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma preferred
  • Previous experience working with seniors or the disabled desirable

BENEFITS:

We believe in competitive pay and benefits.  Apply now to learn more about our comprehensive health and wellness benefits as well as 401K and company paid life insurance!