Make a Difference
Personal care attendants — also known as community attendants, personal care assistants and direct service workers — help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes and communities. These jobs are among the fastest-growing in the nation and are expected to be in demand for quite some time.
Personal care attendants may work for a person with a disability, a legally authorized representative or a home health agency.
As a personal care attendant, you might help with:
- cooking or cleaning;
- feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming or toileting;
- driving people to appointments;
- giving medications;
- providing support at work, school or in the community; or
- being a companion.
What you actually do depends on the needs of the person you are helping.
What Skills Do You Need?
The skills you need will vary based upon the person you will be supporting. Your employer will train you on your specific job duties. Many employers have said they are looking for people who are interested in helping others and reliable.
What Are the Advantages?
Many personal care attendants find their work to be more than just a job because of the satisfaction they get in helping others. Other attractive aspects of this work include:
- the close connections workers can make with the people who they support;
- the flexibility of their job duties and hours; and
- the sense of accomplishment when a client learns or regains abilities.
Additionally, no work experience is required.
Download and share the personal care attendant recruitment flyer (PDF).
- Sign up to apply for a personal care attendant position.
- Access training and resources.
- Get individualized job auto-matching.
- Recruit candidates through Direct Care Careers.
- Get interview tips for employers.
- Post positions in multiple locations throughout the state of Texas.