Being a Personal Assistant (PA) is a very rewarding career for the right person! The PA’s have a very important task! Each PA is responsible for helping an individual with disabilities live independently in their own home. Duties may include: Meal preparation, bathing, dressing, grooming, laundry, light housekeeping and more. Each individual person has a service plan developed just for them. This is were the PA’s come in! The PA’s are the people responsible to helping to get this work done, daily and assist in keeping the consumer living independent!
NICIL and all the Center’s for Independent Living (CIL’s) recruit, train, and match the consumers with the PA’s on our Registry. We are busy! Daily we receive requests for PA lists. We match the PA’s on our Registry with the needs of the consumer and the list goes out.
Still not sure if this is right for you? First answer these questions:
Are you reliable and willing to work?
Are you passionate about helping others stay independent?
Do you care about and enjoy working with individuals?
Are you willing to respect the home of your employer (the consumer?)
If you said yes to these questions, this maybe you should think about this very rewarding career. Register for the next PA Orientation class and see for yourself what being a PA is all about!