Personal Care Assistant

Personal Care Assistant – Open Position

Primary function of the Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is to support a student one on one under the direction of a classroom teacher. The PCA will assist the student with assignments, during lunchtime, recess, and other times when instructed by the teacher. 



Reports To

Reports to their assigned School Principal


Job Duties:

  • Candidate will assist Classroom Teachers in providing a challenging and successful academic experience for students by working in a therapeutic learning environment with a Pathway student on a one-on-one basis.
  • Will assist child, under the direction of classroom teacher(s), in accomplishing their assignments, during lunchtime, recess and other times when assigned by the teacher.
  • Will assist in classroom management and routine school activities in a positive and supportive manner.
  • Will implement specifically designed programs for students as designed by the programming.
  • Will work collaboratively with teacher and students in maintaining Pathway’s Positive Behavior Support Program thru data collection and documentation.
  • Will effectively monitor student safety and security throughout campus as assigned.
  • Will have a high level of responsibility for student prompting and reinforcement.
  • Will instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Will assist in the supervision of games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • May be required to assist student in off-site activities such as part-time, off-site job monitoring.



  • Must comply with Act 168 and submit a completed Sexual Misconduct Form;
  • Must able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory PA criminal background check, Child Abuse and FBI clearances;
  • Must pass a drug test, as well as, a TB Test;
  • Must have current Mandated Reporting, CPR and First Aid certifications;
  • Must be able and willing to drive and have a valid driver’s license.

How To Apply

Apply for this job position today by submitting the below PDF application and resume to

It is the policy of The Pathway School to provide equal opportunity in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or the presence of any disability.

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    November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. School Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

    November 24 - November 26


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