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Substitute Personal Care Assistant

Cheswick, PA - Deer Lakes School District, Allegheny County

Substitute Personal Care Assistant

An ESS substitute personal care assistant provides extra support to an individual student with special needs, promoting maximum academic and personal growth. This position assumes duties of a personal care nature which will allow the child to participate to the maximum extent in the least restrictive environment.

Substitute personal care assistants are also known as one-to-one aides and paraprofessionals.  


  • Assist with self-sufficiency training and maintenance of skills for a child with physical disabilities
  • Encourage, support, and educate the student by assisting in the performance of activities of daily living necessary for his/her comfort, well-being, and integrity
  • Assist student in managing and maintaining their environment to meet special physical and psychological needs
  • Help student with preparing for and moving to other classrooms, school activities, outside activities and arrival and departure from school
  • Attend to students' physical, personal, academic, and emotional needs
  • Operate and assist in the use of student's mobility devices
  • Assist student with clothing, grooming, health habits, and bathroom activities as needed

For a complete job description of a substitute personal care assistant, click here.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • PA Department of Education Form 6004: Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification – Act 24
  • PA State Police Criminal History Clearance – Act 34
  • Federal Criminal History Clearance – Act 114
  • Mandated Child Abuse Reporter Training – Act 126
  • Child Abuse Clearance – Act 151
  • Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release – Act 168
  • Tuberculosis Test/Physical

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About ESS

As leaders in the education staffing space since 2000, ESS specializes in placing qualified staff in daily, long-term, and permanent K-12 school district positions including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school support staff. Over the last 23 years, we have innovated education staffing to provide dynamic solutions to school districts and professional opportunities to passionate educators. Our team serves over 5 million students with a pool of 92,000 substitute and permanent employees throughout 34 states. Internally, the ESS team is comprised of 650 individuals with a passion for education working together to ensure our 900 partner districts experience valuable education every day.

We provide our employees with the ability to work in school districts across the country in addition to benefits, comprehensive training, flexible work schedules, and professional development.

ESS Diversity Statement

ESS continuously works to create an environment where all its employees - regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, age or abilities - can work to the fullest of their potential in a fair and welcoming space. Believing that a diverse company is more innovative and successful, we have embraced diversity to ensure that we are empowered to make sure that “Every day counts” for our employees, the students, and the schools we serve nationwide.

ESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.