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Job Details

Personal Care Attendant (Supportive Housing) - PACE Elder Care Services

Date Posted: 03/01/2024

Requisition Number: 7102

Location: CHA East Cambridge Care Center 

Work Days:  Saturday and Sunday, 2:00pm - 10:30pm  

Category: Nurse Support  

Department: CHA PACE  

Job Type: Part-time, Less than 20 hours per week  

Work Shift: Evening

Hours/Week: 16.00 

Union: Yes 

Union Name: Somerville Laborers Local 381

Department Description: 

CHA PACE is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). CHA PACE serves adults 55 years and older with chronic medical and/or mental health difficulties with the goals of achieving the highest level of community independence and preventing nursing home placement. CHA PACE's high functioning interdisciplinary team works to fully integrate and coordinate medical and behavioral health care, community resources, and in-home support services. 

Job Summary: 

CHA PACE provides care for participants in multiple environments that include Adult Day Centers, Supportive Housing sites and in the community. Under the direction of the Operations Supervisor and Center Director, and as a member of the PACE Interdisciplinary team, the Personal Care Attendant provides assistance with Activities of Daily Living for participants in their home environment and/or as prescribed in their plan of care and daily assignment. This is a position in the Supportive Housing sites to cover evenings on Saturdays and Sundays. There is potential to pick up more hours depending on the schedule.


  • Assist participants in bathing, including complete, partial or sponge in tub or shower. 
  • Assist or provide laundry service as assigned. 
  • Ensure participant home/environment is clean and tidy to promote health and safety. 
  • Communicate effectively with management, peers, and healthcare team members. 
  • Complete daily home care or day center assignment, providing support and assistance with ADLs. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • At least one year working with an older adult population required 
  • Experience working as a personal care attendant, home health aide, or other direct care professional preferred   

In keeping with federal, state and local laws, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) policy forbids employees and associates to discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, gender, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not tolerate unlawful discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, termination, promotion, salary treatment or any other condition of employment or career development. Furthermore, we will not tolerate the use of discriminatory slurs, or other remarks, jokes or conduct, that in the judgment of CHA, encourage or permit an offensive or hostile work environment.

Cambridge Health Alliance brings Care to the People - including your neighbors, friends and family. Our local hospitals and care centers serve our vibrant, diverse communities, and play an integral role in improving health. As passionate advocates for the underserved, we actively partner with our communities to take on challenging public health issues, and conduct important research to help reduce barriers to care. We believe that everyone deserves access to high quality, convenient health care. This is why our employees believe in where they work and why many build long, rewarding careers at CHA.

Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

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