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Aide - Personal Care
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Aide - Personal Care

Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - administer medications or treatments
  • Administer bedside or personal care, such as ambulation or personal hygiene assistance.
  • Documenting/Recording Information - maintain dental or medical records
  • Prepare and maintain records of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
  • Perform healthcare-related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication, under the direction of registered nurses or physiotherapists.
  • Participate in case reviews, consulting with the team caring for the client, to evaluate the client's needs and plan for continuing services.
  • Care for individuals or families during periods of incapacitation, family disruption, or convalescence, providing companionship, personal care, or help in adjusting to new lifestyles.
  • Plan, shop for, or prepare nutritious meals or assist families in planning, shopping for, or preparing nutritious meals.

About the test

The HR Avatar Aide - Personal Care Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Aide - Personal Care test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:39-9021.00
Simulation Context:Customer Service Face-to-Face
O*Net Context:Personal Care and Service
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that can be more difficult to complete on touch screen devices. A device with a keyboard, such as a laptop, desktop, or certain tablets is recommended. Test-takers using touch devices will be advised to optionally change to a keyboard device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$17,310 or less
Bottom 25%:
$19,180 or less
$21,920 (Average)
Top 25%:
$24,860 or more
Top 10%:
$29,760 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$8.32 or less
Bottom 25%:
$9.22 or less
$10.54 (Average)
Top 25%:
$11.95 or more
Top 10%:
$14.31 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:60,110

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Administration and Management
  • Transportation
  • Education and Training
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Medicine and Dentistry
Top Skills
  • Service Orientation
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Critical Thinking
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Written Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Speech Clarity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Recognition
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Master's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Blind Aide, Blind Escort, Care Manager, Care Provider, Care Taker, Caregiver, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Companion, Convalescent Sitter, Direct Care Staffer, Direct Care Worker, Direct Support Professional, Direct Support Staff Member, Elderly Companion, Family Member Caretaker, Geriatric Aide, Geriatric Personal Care Aide, Guardian Family Member, Health Service Worker, Home Care Aide, Home Care Attendant, Home Care Giver, Home Care Provider, Home Health Care Provider, Home Help Aide, Homemaker, Independent Living Specialist, Live in Caregiver, Live-In Caregiver, Medication Aide, Nutrition Aide, Patient Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Assistant, Personal Attendant, Personal Care Aid, Personal Care Aide, Personal Care Assistant (PCA), Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Personal Support Worker, Provider, Resident Assistant, Resident Care Assistant (RCA), Sitter, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Support Staff

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Knowledgeably answer questions about payment options.
  • Understand how to prepare for an upcoming group meeting.
  • Be able to explain how to correctly report hours.
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