Employment Opportunities


Hiring Process & Criteria - Training - Hours & Pay Rate


What is a Personal Attendant?

The Personal Attendant is a critical component to providing quality and professional support services. A Personal Attendant is someone who works with a vulnerable person e.g. an elderly or disabled person, providing practical support to help them gain control and choice over their own lives, so that they can live as independently as possible. There is a wide variety of roles available under the title of Personal Attendant, as duties will depend on the service plan created to meet the individualís needs. ILCS recognizes the value and importance of our Personal Attendant staff and closely monitors their effectiveness and professionalism, ensures certifications (CPR/1st Aid is required to be maintained in order to work) are up-to-date and provides ongoing training to enhance care giving skills.


1) All Personal Attendant candidates must first submit a resume. Email your Resume to Dijon Turner at dijont@independentlifecare.com or Fax to 714.735.8841

2) If acceptable, a face-to-face interview will be scheduled. Please include your contact information on your resume if you would like to be contacted for an interview.

3) An employment application will be completed either prior to or at the interview.

4) Upon a successful interview, the Personal Attendant candidate will be given the Hiring Criteria instructions which must be completed and passed before Orientation and training will be scheduled:

  • a DOJ live-scan back ground check
  • a drug screen
  • TB test
  • Provide a DMV driving record printout covering the past 5 years.
  • Copy of current CPR / 1st Aid Certification Card

ILCS receives electronic updates from the DOJ of any criminal charges an employee may be charged with during the time they are employed with our company.

Once the above hiring process and criteria is completed as instructed, and the results (background check and drug/tb screens are returned to ILCS usually within 10 days of being done), ILCS will notify the Personal Attendant candidate and a new employee Orientation will be scheduled.


Once hired, employees attend an Orientation and Direct Support Personal Attendant Training to be acclimated to the industry, the company policies and procedures as well as the expectations and responsibilities that come with providing care and support services as a Personal Attendant. On-going training with assigned household managers are provided through job shadowing, consumer/client specific training and company sponsored training events to ensure our Personal Attendants have the tools and training they need to provide the highest quality of support services.


Most Personal Attendants begin working part-time hours as their schedule and availability allows. Consumer/Client preference also dictates the number of hours, shifts, etc. a Personal Attendant can expect. The more flexible and available a Personal Attendant is, along with good interpersonal skills, the more hours they will accumulate over time. The consumer/client has the right to choose not to work with a Personal Attendant they may not connect with. It is simply a matter of finding a "good match", where the consumer/client feels comfortable with the Personal Attendant. Thus, it may take a consumer/client working with a few different Personal Attendants before finding that mutually rewarding "match".

Personal Attendants are paid hourly, starting at $9.00 per hour + $1.00 per hour expense reimbursement pay.



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