Compensation: $17.15+ per hour DOE

Benefits (benefits will vary based on meeting certain eligibility criteria; below represents all benefits afforded to employees who work 30+ hrs/wk)

  • $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS (paid in two installments -- paid after successful completion of 90 days and 180 days of employment)
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Personal Leave
  • Health, Dental, Vision, and FSA (medical and dependent care)
  • 401(k) retirement plan, plus discretionary employer match
  • Flexible schedule

Work Schedule: Hours are assigned by shift and may vary

This position provides person-centered assistance, based on the individual’s goals, needs and interests. The Personal Care Assistant (also known as Direct Service Professional) has the primary REACH role in providing assistance to children and/or adults experiencing developmental disabilities. By actually spending time with our clients as they move through their daily lives, you will provide support to include, but not limited to, daily living skills, household management, building/maintaining relationships, communication, supported employment, health/dental/wellness, and self-advocacy with the goal of working toward increasing levels of independence. Responsibilities may include assistance with personal care and hygiene.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Education: Must be at least 18* years of age. High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in education, special education, psychology, behavior management or a related field preferred. CPR and first aid certificates will be a requirement as a condition of employment. TB, fingerprint and background check clearance required.

*Driving may be a requirement of this position. If driving is required, applicant must have three years of verifiable driving history, possess a current Alaska Driver’s License and provide Agency with proof of current Auto Insurance Coverage and successful State Motor Vehicle Driver’s History Report, prior to employment.

Licensure: N/A

Minimum Experience: No experience required although six months of experience (paid or unpaid) providing direct patient/individual care and/or training in a related field of human services; OR any combination of education, experience and training which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential job functions is preferred.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and use good judgment in a variety of circumstances.
  • Possess patience, understanding and concern for the individual’s health, safety, development and enjoyment of life.
  • Ability to complete required documentation.
  • Basic time management skills, including the ability to be on time to scheduled activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Effective problem-solving skills.
  • Dependable and adaptable to changing needs and priorities.

Physical Requirements: Visual acuity necessary to perform job duties throughout the course of a normal workday. Ability to communicate verbally, both in person and over the telephone. Ability to assist residents in bathroom. May require occasional heavy lifting. Occasionally may come in contact with blood borne pathogens.

Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily at individual’s home and at various other sites throughout the community.


REACH, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, REACH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, and compensation and training.

This Position Description reflects the best efforts of REACH to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities, or qualifications of the job. This Position Description is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation. This is not intended to be a contract.

Multiple Vacancies:

This is a continuous recruitment and will be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment will be used for all vacancies occurring within the posting period. Interested applicants are encouraged to reapply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.