Personal Care Attendant Workforce Council

Personal Care Attendant Workforce Council

Attention Employers
participating in Connecticut Self-Directed Medicaid Programs
(including Community First Choice)

Registration is now open for
The 3rd Annual PCA Workforce Council Employer Forum

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Middletown Public High School
200 LaRosa Lane
Middletown, CT

IMPORTANT GPS NOTE: When using GPS for directions to Middletown High School use 680 Newfield Street as they have not updated the new high school address.


Join other employers by attending an informative event designed for you!

View the agenda and presentation descriptions here!

Click here to register!


Contact Information
Phone: 860-418-6370 (please leave a message)



  • Susan Weisselberg (Chair)
  • Kathy Bruni
  • Mary Caruso
  • Sharon Denson
  • Kathleen Flaherty
  • Greg McMahon
  • Sheila Mulvey
  • Carl W. Noll
  • Therese A. Nadeau
  • Joshua Pawelek
  • Katie Regan


Information About PCA Orientation



Employers Choosing to Provide the Orientation Him/Herself

Employers that choose to provide the orientation him/herself must following these steps:         

  1. Complete the Opt-Out FormThe form must be completed and returned to your fiscal intermediary within 14 days.  You may mail or fax the form.  The contact information for your fiscal intermediary is below.
  2. Inform your PCA of their requirement to attend the Union-Only portion of an orientation group session.  Under the collective bargaining agreement between the Workforce Council and the union that represents your PCA, 30 minutes of the orientation covers workers’ rights and responsibilities presented by a Union representative.  The first 30 minutes of every group session will cover these topics.  Registration for group sessions is covered below.
  3. Provide the rest of the orientation to your PCA.  You must follow the standard curriculum.  Orientation must be provided during non-service hours.  Your PCA will be paid $37.50 for completing the full orientation you provide and union-only portion of the orientation group session, which will not be counted against your service budget.
  4. Once completed, return the Employer Orientation Certification form.  Completing and returning this form promptly will ensure your PCA receives credit for completing orientation and is paid the orientation stipend.  Orientation is not complete until you have returned the Employer Orientation Certification form AND your PCA has attended the union-only session.


Fiscal Intermediary Contact Information

Allied Community Resources
860-627-5986 (fax)
1-877-722-8833 (phone)

Sunset Shores
1-866-380-0149 (fax)
1-800-887-0647 (option 1) (phone)



Orientation Group Sessions

Orientation group sessions are provided by the 1199 New England Health Care Employees Union and Training & Upgrading Fund under a contract with the Workforce Council.  For a list of orientation group sessions, click here Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window.  Register now online by clicking here Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window.



Call 860-804-4869 to register for sessions offered in Litchfield, New Haven, Fairfield and New London Counties

Call 860-804-4867 to register for sessions offered in Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham Counties







Recruitment/Retention/Referral Workgroup

  • Carl Noll – Lead
  • Mary Caruso

  • June 4, 2014: Minutes
  • July 10, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • August 7, 2014: *CANCELED*
  • September 3, 2014: *CANCELED*
  • October 7, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • November 4, 2014: *CANCELED*
  • December 3, 2014: *CANCELED*
  • June 3, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • July 8, 2015:  Agenda |  Minutes
  • August 12, 2015:  Agenda | Minutes
  • September 2, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • October 7, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • November 4, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • December 2, 2015: *CANCELED*


Training Workgroup
  • Greg McMahon
  • Sheila Mulvey
  • October 9, 2014: Minutes
  • November 5, 2014: Agenda | Minutes
  • January 7, 2015: Agenda | Minutes
  • February 4, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • February 19, 2015: Minutes
  • March 4, 2015:
  • April 1, 2015: Agenda | Minutes
  • April 22, 2015: Agenda | Minutes
  • May 6, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • June 3, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • July 8, 2015:  Agenda | Minutes
  • August 12, 2015:  Agenda | Minutes
  • September 2, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • October 7, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • November 4, 2015: *CANCELED*
  • December 2, 2015: *CANCELED*