Personal Support Specialist (PSS)PSS PDF Download
Description of a PSS
Personal Support Specialists (PSS) are unlicensed assistive personnel employed to provide hands-on assistance with daily living for older adults and people with disabilities. PSS’s provide services related to a member’s physical requirements for assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), including health maintenance activities, which must be activities the member would otherwise be able to do if physically or cognitively able. A PSS provides these services according to an authorized plan of care, which can be different depending on where and who they are working with.
PSS Work Settings and Population Served
A person who is certified as a PSS can move into the following positions with additional education: