PCA Toolkit Page Overview
The resources on this page are intended to assist workforce development professionals (including teachers, career coaches and job readiness coordinators) in placing their clients and students in PCA positions. PCAs are needed throughout Massachusetts. This entry level job has a higher-than-average hourly wage and is supported by a host of great benefits!
This page includes the following resources:
The PCA Toolkit contains information about the PCA job, including:
This will help you understand what you might do on the job. When you’re ready to add this job to your resume, this job description is a good place to find phrases you can use in your resume.
This checklist contains the qualities and characteristics consumer-employers value in their PCA workers. It also contains information about what might make you a successful, sought-after PCA.
This is a list of common questions and answers about the PCA job. It includes basics on what the job is, the employment benefits of PCA work, and the required PCA orientation.
This 10-minute video shows how important the PCA job is. It was made with local consumer-employers and their PCAs, it provides real information from real people.
PCA Fundamentals Pre-Employment Program
This curriculum will help your students and clients learn about roles and responsibilities, the importance of independent living and confidentiality and ethics, and how these principles relate to the PCA program. There are two versions for delivery of this material available: live, in-person, and virtually.