Direct Care Worker

Caring Hearts Healthcare Services, LLC - Harrisburg, PA

30+ days ago

Job Summary

Direct Care Workers may assist consumers with the following activities;

  • Self-administration of medications for consumers who are competent to direct the care
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal care including grooming and dressing
  • Eating and meal preparation
  • Oral hygiene and denture care
  • Toileting and toilet hygiene
  • i-ADL assistance
  • Administering emergency first aid
  • Providing or arranging for social interaction
  • Providing transportation

Documents observations and services in the individual consumer record

Reports any change in the consumer’s mental or physical condition or in the home situation to his/her immediate supervisor or Agency Manager

Responsibilities and Duties

Follows the plan of care to help the consumer to maintain good personal hygiene and maintain a healthful, safe environment, is to perform ONLY those functions specified for each individual consumer

Receives written instructions from the supervisor

Knowledge of Agency policies and procedures

Is oriented and trained in all aspects of care to be provided to consumers

Ability to demonstrate competency in all areas of training for a direct care worker

Qualifications and Skills

Completion of at least the 9th grade; preferably a HS diploma/GED equivalent

Completed one of the following:

  • Obtain a valid nurses license in PA; or
  • Demonstrated competency by passing a competency exam developed by the home care agency which meets PA state regulation; or
  • Completed one of the following;
  • A training program developed by a home care agency, home care registry, or other entity which meets the requirements of PA regulation for training
  • A home health aide training program meeting the requirements of 42 CFR 484.36 (relating to the conditions of participation; home health aide services).
  • The nurse aide certification and training program sponsored by the PA Department of Education and located at
  • A training program meeting the training standards imposed on the agency or registry by virtue of the agency’s or registry’s participation as a provider in Medicaid Waiver or other publicly funded program providing home and community based services to qualifying consumers
  • Another program identified by the Department by subsequent publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin or on the Department’s website

Must be free from health problems that may be injurious to consumer, self and co-workers and must present appropriate evidence to substantiate per agency policy

Must comprehend the basics of personal care, housekeeping and meal preparation and successfully complete the competencies

Must understand and respect consumers including ethics and confidentiality of care

Must have a criminal check and other checks as required by PA regulation

Job Type: Part-time


  • Harrisburg, PA (Required)


  • Mid-Day (Preferred)