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Job Title: Personal Care Attendant

Hiring Period: Academic Year, Summer | Hourly Pay Rate: $15.00 | Hours per week: 14-28
On/Off Campus: Off Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Non Work-Study

Job Description: If you enjoy helping care for people with special needs and want to be a personal care aid to a teenage boy with autism and complex medical concerns, contact us.

We live in Belmont and are looking for a personal care aid (PCA) to work with and help care for our 16-year-old boy who has developmental disabilities and autism, needs one-on-one companionship at his home after school, in the evenings, and on the weekends.

He also needs an environment for social growth, learning, and companionship while someone assists with his care. Additional activities would include taking him outside and for walks, accompanying me when he goes swimming (when restrictions after covid-19 allow) and to the park (when safety and health guidelines allow). Assist with his mealtimes, bath times, bath-rooming, grooming, and basic self-care activities. Provide assistance looking after him while his parents are attending to another activity.

He is approved for 14 hours a week of PCA program hours, and another 14 overnight hours a week, which are only 2 hours per night, and I do not know how we are going to work out only 2 per night; however, we are open to that discussion.
So overnights is not a requirement of the position.

If you are interested, please contact us at

Students interested in these PAID positions offered by private families in their homes during this time, must be aware of the risks associated with COVID-19 and be personally responsible for minimizing these risks and are encouraged to adhere to federal, state and local guidelines and regulations.

As these positions are offered by private families, UMass Amherst is not liable or responsible for any outcomes or situations that arise from participating in any of these opportunities.

How to Apply: Email, Send Resume, See instructions in job description

Name/Company: Stephanie Schweitzer Dixon
Phone: 605-786-4618
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

Job Number: 41829