If you are applying for a care assistant or care worker position you should make sure that you enclose a well written cover letter with your CV or resume. A great way of knowing what to include in your care assistant cover letter is to read and analyse the job advert you are replying to. If you are sending out a speculative cover letter, find out as much as you can about the company. This can give you insight into what you can include in your cover letter.
What should your Care Assistant cover letter contain?
The point of a cover letter is to introduce yourself and to get the reader to look at your CV. A good cover letter should grab the reader’s attention by highlighting your skills, qualities, experience and suitability for the job in 3 or 4 paragraphs. It should make the reader interested enough to read your CV / resume for more details.
Your care worker cover letter should give brief examples of:
- your knowledge of health and safety regulations
- your knowledge of treatment and care plans
- verbal and written communication skills you possess
- any medical, specialist or relevant training
- your qualifications
- your ability to work in a team
- your knowledge of the company / organisation
- your suitability for the role
Make sure your cover letter enhances your CV / resume by keeping it relevant and to the point. Check it yourself, then get someone you trust to check it again for spelling and grammar.
Sample cover letter for a Care Assistant or Care Worker role
40 Any Rd
Tel: 0208 888888 Mobile: 077 777777
Anytown Mental Health Service
1 Any Street
Dear Mr Wellman
Job REF: 123456: Senior Care Assistant – Grade 1
I wish to apply for the position of Senior Care Assistant as advertised in the Anytown Gazette and on the PD Cafe website. Please find enclosed my CV for your consideration.
For the past two years I have been employed by Anytown Health Authority as a Care Assistant working with vulnerable clients in their own homes. During this time I have proven my ability to work with an interdisciplinary team, utilised my interpersonal skills by developing strong professional relationships with clients, including individuals, families and community groups. During the course of my career I have acquired a thorough understanding of COSHH, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Risk management, Data Protection and confidentiality.
Having worked in both public and private organisations in the care sector, I am fully aware of the needs of the individual and the importance of team work. My strong verbal and written communication skills have been well utilised in these roles and I have also demonstrated solid organisational skills in my case management.
I entered into a career as a care worker as I have a strong desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I have almost completed my NVQ level 5 Health Care and am confident that I can make a positive contribution to Anytown Health Authority if given the opportunity.
If you require any more information I would be happy to provide it and can be contacted either by telephone on the numbers on my CV or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am available for interviews and hope to hear from you soon.
Before you send out your Care Assistant cover letter, please remember how important it is to check for grammar and punctuation. Sometimes a word transposed or omitted can have a devastating effect. Just look at some of the worst CV mistakes for examples of bad grammar and punctuation.
Once you have constructed a great Care Assistant CV covering letter that will impress, you can search for a job in your country or overseas, find the latest care worker jobs and start applying instantly by uploading your CV / resume online.
If you are looking for other great example cover letters in your field to introduce your CV/resume to a prospective employer then go to our sample CV cover letters section to find:
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Another alternative you could consider is to download a software program, such as OneClick Cover Letter Creator that enables you to produce powerful letters by following their process.
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