August 2010

Interview with Personal Care Assistant

Ramona* is a Personal Care Assistant for a company that specialize in children with special needs. Here are a few insights she has agreed to share about this career.

How did you become a Personal Care Assistant?

I was looking for jobs in the health care industry because I’m interested in that field.

What does your job entail?

There are a lot of things, actually. With the little boys I work with now, I help them become more independent and learn how to do things on their own. I help them with chores, trying to keep their attention spans—they don’t have long attention spans, so we try to focus on one thing at a time. Since they’re young we work with writing, spelling, tying shoes, reading, using proper toilet, shower, and hygiene methods.