Personal Care Attendant

Universal Health Services Doylestown , PA 18901

Posted 2 months ago

The LifeWorks Schools are licensed specialty therapeutic day schools for students in middle and high school effected by social, emotional, or behavioral health challenges. LifeWorks comprehensive educational curriculum is individualized and designed to actively engage each student throughout the day to achieve positive, pro-social behavioral and educational outcomes. Our unique balance of academic rigor and a continuum of evidence based educational/therapeutic supports make LifeWorks the regional provider of choice.

LifeWorks School at Doylestown, PA is currently looking for a Personal Care Assistant for the remainder of the 2018-19 academic school year. This is a per diem position, the candidate would only work whenever the student attends school.

The Personal Care Assistant is assigned specifically to a student or group of Students who regularly need one on one assistance to maintain appropriate and equitable

participation in the school setting. The PCA directly supports the students at the direction of the teacher and is under the general supervision of the program supervisor

of special education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1.Help prepare, collect and set-up materials for student participation, following

teacher direction.
2.Provide instructional, behavioral, or physical assistance to students individually or

in small groups at the direction of the teacher to reinforce and follow up

instruction.
3.Guide independent study, enrichment work, and remedial work set up and

assigned by the teacher. Check notebooks, correct papers, supervise testing and

make-up work, as assigned by the teacher.
4.Assist with such large group activities as drill work, reading aloud, and story

telling.
5.Maintain daily activity logs for your assigned student(s).
6.Alert regular teacher to any problem or special information about your individual

student (s).
7.Serve as the chief source of information for your assigned students to help to

any substitute teacher assigned in the absence of the regular teacher.
8.Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information

about students as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
9.Operate and or assist in the use of student mobility devices such as, but not

limited to, walker, wheelchair, braces, canes, etc.
10. Implement and maintain student specific behavior, medical, emergency, or crisis

plans.
11. Assist in the maintenance of classroom discipline in accordance with established

policy and procedures.
12. Adapt to the student's mode of communication as necessary for instructional

purposes.
13. Assist students in self-care as assigned by teacher.
14. Assist in the implementation of therapy programs developed by speech and

language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other

support staff.
15. Participate in staff development training programs as assigned.
16. Perform other duties that may be assigned by Special Education Teacher (i.e.

conduct informal observation of student in mainstream classroom, etc.).

Job Requirements

High School Diploma in addition to any pre-requisite requirements as defined by state of national regulations.


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