Thank you for your interest in being a personal care attendant (PCA) for Eva. The next few pages will give you information about what it is like to work for Eva and her family. By the time you finish, you will have a good idea if you think you would be a good fit. If you feel like you are a good fit, we will give you instructions about how to move forward with the hiring process.
Eva is 19 years old and lives in West Bloomington, Minnesota. She graduated from Edina High School last year. Now she attends a transition program at South Education Center in Richfield, Minnesota. She is a very social gal and loves to text, talk on the phone, and hang out with friends. She is a total extrovert, but you might not know that at first because she is shy.
Eva loves to do crafts, dance, play games on her phone, and watch tv. Her favorite shows are Parenthood, Glee, and Gilmore Girls. Currently, she is in a bowling club on Saturday afternoons.
Eva lives with her mom, Cindy, and her stepmom, Kristin. Eva's brother, Aiden, lives nearby in Eden Prairie. Eva's aunt Beth is an important person in her life. Biggie and Gypsy are the canine members of our family.
In her book, How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kids for Success, Julie Lythcot-Haims lists 8 skills all 18-year-olds should have. What do you think they are and how many of them might apply to Eva? Here's the list:
So, back to the question of how many of these Eva needs to be able to do? The answer: all of them.
That's where you come in. Because Eva has some disabilities, she faces challenges with some of the skills listed above. Your role is to be her partner and give her assistance when she needs it and stand back and let her do things on her own when she can. And she wants to be able to do these things without her parents whenever possible...like all 18-year-olds.
In the community, you would accompany Eva to the activities she wants to do. Most of the time, the activities she enjoys center around:
The minimum requirements to work with Eva are:
We are looking for someone to work between 10-20 hours a week. We can be flexible about schedule, but it must contain some weekend hours at least every other weekend. Eva goes to school, so school year hours start after 3:00 during the weekdays.
Starting pay for this position is $15.00 an hour
Now you know a little about Eva and her family and what we are looking for in a PCA. So, what's next?
If you are ready to move forward the next step would be to set up an in-person meeting with Eva's Mom, Cindy. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org