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Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc.
  • 305 Essex Street, Lawrence, MA 01840
  • 978-620-4729
  • Vocational Skills Training
Personal Care Attendant
Program activities:

The PCA curriculum was developed by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services and MassHealth.
In addition, two other components have been added to the curriculum.
The Personal Care Attendant Certificate is divided in three sections:

1. The PCA fundamentals is the component where students learn about the requirements needed to successfully demonstrate basic caregiver skills with an emphasis on consumer safety
2. The Workforce Readiness is the section where students are prepared to find employment in the field
3. Medical Terminology is a critical component of the vocabulary building to improve learners understanding in the medical sector

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Low income, Latino-Hispanic Origins, general population 18+ Age, Employed & Unemployed.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 7
Total hours: 6.1
Program duration: 12 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 2
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
AM/PMPCA Curriculum: Instruction
AM/PMPCA Homework
AM/PMJob Readiness Workshops and Assignments
Other Schedule Information: Closed for the summer
Is the program offered remotely? Possible, but not typical
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

305 Essex St, Lawrence, MA 01840. The MVRTA Buckley Transportation Center is located at 295 Common St, Lawrence, MA 01840, just behind GLCAC building.
98 East Haverhill St, Lawrence, MA 01840The GLCAC Building is accessible via public transportation.
Other requirements: Orientation Meeting and Assessment, Authorized to work in the country.
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: Personal Care Attendant Certification
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Call or Email
Telephone: 978-620-4736
Program code: GLC-PCA
ABAWD Qualifying? No