Personal Care Aides


Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
Also called: Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Home Care Aide, Personal Care Aide

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology:

    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Voltage SecureMail
    Medical software
  • MEDITECH software
    Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
  • Computer reading software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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