Become a Direct Care Worker
One of the prevailing issues facing older adults, those who love them, and the sector that serves them is a severe and worsening direct care workforce shortage. Entry-level Direct Care Workers provide in-home assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, mobility, light chores, and shopping. A step up the career ladder, Certified Caregivers and Certified Nursing Assistants offer some of these same services, with additional ability to provide support and monitoring of medical concerns with appropriate supervision in-home or a facility
PCOA is partnering with United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona to expand their Direct Care Workforce Resource program, which provides free training and support to prepare people to enter the direct care workforce. PCOA has invested in this work and launched a marketing campaign to encourage interest in both the program and direct care work as a career.