The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is helping connect job seekers with employers who provide home and community-based services.

Become a Personal Care Attendant

Personal care attendants - also known as personal care assistants, community attendants and direct care service workers - help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes and communities.

Personal care attendants work for a person with a disability, a legally authorized representative or a home health agency.


Personal care attendants may:

  • Assist person with dressing, bathing, cooking, feeding, shopping and walking.
  • Assist person with self-administered medications.
  • Escort person to activities and appointments.
  • Perform light housekeeping duties.

Job Rewards

  • Flexible schedule.
  • Open to any professional level -- college student, stay-at-home parent or retiree.
  • Making a difference in someone's life.

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to relate well with people.
  • Able to work as scheduled.
  • Able to analyze and handle emergency situations.
  • Able to follow universal precautions.
  • No experience required.

Let's Get Started

Please create an account below. If you already have an account, please click here to login.

A valid email address. All emails from the system will be sent to this address. The email address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or wish to receive certain news or notifications by email.
Provide a password for the new account in both fields.
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Please enter the following information to verify that your National Provider Identifier (NPI) is registered in the Texas HHSC system. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Step 1: Pre-Registration
Please click here before completing the registration form below. This will allow us to connect you with your Financial Management Services Agency (FMSA) and verify your status as a CDS Employer. Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Step 2: Registration
If you have received an email indicating that you can now register as a CDS Employer, please complete the registration form below.


General Disclaimer

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is not responsible for the content, nor the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or accessed through the site, or any decisions made based on such information. HHSC does not conduct minimum qualifications screening of any individual seeking employment, does not verify the competence of any employer/provider, nor does it participate in the selection process. HHSC disclaims any liability stemming from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained on this site, accessed through this site, or exchanged between the employer/provider and applicant. External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not carry the endorsement of HHSC including, but not limited to, security, accessibility, privacy, accuracy, and content.