Direct Care Worker Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Direct Care Worker

Job Summary: We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Direct Care Worker to provide support and assistance to individuals with disabilities or special needs. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a healthcare or social services setting and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Assist individuals with daily living activities, including bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Administer medications and monitor health conditions
  • Provide emotional support and companionship
  • Assist with meal preparation and feeding
  • Transport individuals to appointments and activities
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience working in a healthcare or social services setting
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screening
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time
  • Ability to assist individuals with mobility limitations

Working Conditions:

  • May work in a variety of settings, including residential homes, group homes, and healthcare facilities
  • May work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • May be exposed to infectious diseases and hazardous materials

Salary and Benefits: Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings options.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Direct Care Worker

What is the best way to find and hire a Direct Care Worker near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Direct Care Worker applicants. Employers posting their Direct Care Worker job on Indeed get about 11 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Direct Care Worker applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Direct Care Worker are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 12 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 3 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Direct Care Worker positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Direct Care Worker role?
SMS has 87% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Direct Care Worker job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Direct Care Workers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 121% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Direct Care Worker applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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