2016 Paul Kahn Awards for Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Service
This year, the 7th annual Paul Kahn award ceremony for Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Service will be held on Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. at the State House on the Grand Staircase. We invite you to join us in supporting PCA’s, Consumers and friends to celebrate in recognition of the vital services PCAs provide to the independent living community. Please call the PCA Workforce Council at 617-348-5317 with any questions.
New Orientation Video on Consumer Choices
The Council has produced a video in which two consumers talk about the options available to consumer/employers for the PCA New Hire Orientation program. Deirdre explains why she chose the consumer taught option and Paul discusses why he had his PCA attend a group session.
PCA wage increases to reach $15/hour by 2018
The PCA Workforce Council and 1199SEIU, representing PCAs working in the MassHealth program, have reached agreement on a new three year labor contract.
Effective July 1, 2016, the PCA wage rate will be $14.12 per hour.
Effective July 1, 2017, the PCA wage rate will be $14.56 per hour.
Effective July 1, 2018, the PCA wage rate will be $15.00 per hour.
The complete Collective Bargaining Agreement will be posted on our website.