PCA Skills Trainer


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MOLARI Employment & HealthCare Services
166 East Street

Website: MOLARIinc.com

Company Description:
Our Mission:
We put people first; building long lasting relationships to support area businesses, care for people in their homes and provide employment opportunities throughout Berkshire County.

About Us:
Founded in 1983 and still led by founder Gail Molari, President & CEO, MOLARI continues to be an integral member of the Berkshire Community; employing people, supporting a wide array of businesses and providing much needed services to the elderly.

Our Healthcare Division provides peace of mind for hundreds of Berkshire County seniors, as well as their families. These important Home Healthcare services are vital to allow those in need of assistance to stay safe and live independently in the comfort of their own homes and communities.

Through our Employment Services Division, we provide opportunities and solutions for job seekers and employers alike.

Molari, Inc is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PCA Skills Trainer
$17.80-18.50/hr Per Hour
Full Time
Human Services
Healthcare Office
Some High School Coursework

Great Entry Level Opportunity to get into Human Services. Our client is seeking a full time PCA Skills Trainer to help consumers to achieve the greatest level of independence possible.

PCA Skills Trainers provide “functional skills training” to PCA consumers to ensure that the consumer and/or surrogate can effectively manage their personal care program and meet their personal care needs. This Temp to Hire opportunity works from the Pittsfield office but involves travel throughout Berkshire County.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with the Assistant Program Manager in determining basic eligibility for the MassHealth PCA Program.
  • Serves as a liaison for the consumer while going through the assessment, evaluation and approval process.
  • Advocates for consumers. The Skills Trainer advocates for consumers on issues affecting their PCA program and their achievement of greater independence. When appropriate, refers the consumer to an Independent Living Peer Counselor for referral information or services.
  • Conducts and documents assessments of the Consumer’s ability to manage PCA services in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Provides “functional skills training” to PCA consumers and/or surrogate on how to manage an effective program of personal care services. This includes training consumers on how to meet their Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s); how to be an employer; advertising and hiring of PCA’s; the “Rewarding Work” web site; management of PCA payroll and the paperwork involved; and generally how to manage their daily personal care program.
  • With the consumer and/or surrogate, develops and documents a written service agreement in accordance with contract requirements and established forms. This service agreement will include 1) A detailed description of the responsibilities of the PCA, the fiscal intermediary, the consumer, the surrogate, and the personal care agency; 2) If needed, surrogate information including a detailed description of the surrogate’s responsibilities and the expected frequency of the surrogate’s visits to the consumer; 3) A list of PCA’s available in an emergency; and 5) The type and frequency of functional skills training to be provided by the organization.
  • Maintains a good working relationship with organization's selected fiscal intermediary (FI) – Tempus. This includes resolving consumer complaints and troubleshooting issues with the FI.
  • Performs all required data entry and documentation as required by the PCM Program contract and time-lines.
  • Attends trainings, meetings, and conferences as required.
  • Performs duties as assigned by the Program Manager or Executive Director.
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