Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Skills Trainer

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General Description of Duties:  Will provide skills training, service coordination and other supportive services to people with disabilities who are using or wish to be evaluated for the BCIL personal care attendant (PCA) program. Will work with individual consumers to educate them on how a consumer uses the PCA program and will provide information and updates as needed on program changes, including information on program guidelines and regulations, documentation requirements, and relevant community services and resources.

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Determines if individuals may be eligible for MassHealth benefits.
  • Assesses if an individual has the ability and skills to live independently and manage his or her own PCA program or if they can do so with the assistance of a surrogate, case manager or administrative proxy.
  • Communicate the PCA Provider Agency’s (BCIL’s) role and the Fiscal Intermediary’s (FI) role as outlined in the MassHealth handbook.
  • Conduct program intakes and provide orientation and ongoing skills training and peer mentoring to consumers individually or in groups.
  • Coordinate services with other agencies (such as VNAs, home health agencies, MRC, DMH, DDS, MCB, etc.) and BCIL services (i.e. youth services, core IL services, LTSS coordination, I&R, other).
  • Complete documentation of skills training, I&R, Peer Mentoring, etc. provided to each consumer.
  • Have a working knowledge of contract requirements such as timelines for contacting consumers, providing services, consumer eligibility documentation requirements, consumer rights, and more.
  • Participate in organization staff meetings, PCA Department meetings, and required staff trainings and workshops.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • At least one year’s experience in a human services field or relevant personal independent living experiences.
  • Effective communication skills, including ability to effectively complete reports and required documentation.
  • Computer skills or ability to quickly learn.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and carry out projects independently, within a team setting.
  • Ability to travel and access consumers’ residences to conduct initial intake and PCA skills  training.
  • Commitment to independent living philosophy
  • Ability to communicate in a 2nd language used by BCIL PCA consumers (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, other) a plus.


40 Hours – Full Time


  •           2 weeks paid vacation (increases with length of service)
  •           2 personal days
  •           11 holidays
  •           12 sick days
  •           Health, dental, (75% paid by agency).  Short-term disability, long-term                disability, group life insurance 100% company paid.

Salary:  $34,000 annually

Email cover letter and resume to:

Boston Center for Independent Living, Inc.

60 Temple Place, 5th Floor

Boston, MA  02111-1324


BCIL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodation is provided as needed for employees and other affiliates.  Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) checks are part of BCIL’s standard procedure.

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