DIRECT CARE WORKER
Direct Care Workers (DCW) provide basic care and help clients who are sick, injured, disabled or who are older adults. Employment settings can include home care, assisted living, personal care homes or adult day centers. An entire shift can be spent with a single client, or possibly work with several clients at multiple locations throughout the day. Some DCWs have rotating shifts, while others work the same shift every week.
Direct Care Workers will:
- Assist with daily activities such as bathing, cooking, and cleaning
- Help clients with dressing themselves and exercise routines
- Assist with transporting clients to appointments
- Monitor the client’s mental and physical condition
Course Length and Wage Potential
• A minimum of 40 hours, over 8-10 days.
• Direct Care Worker certificate of completion.
• American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and First Aid.
Average wage*: $8.26 - $13.90 per hour
Click here to view the WATCH Project Nursing and Healthcare Career Pathway for more details.
*Within the WATCH program’s 11-County Service Region. *Source:CPWDC, www.cpwdc.org