The sample Care Assistant CV / resume provided below can be used as a template for your own Care Worker or Care Assistant CV / resume.
Whether you are working in the public or private sector, the skills and qualities that employers are looking for in care workers are the same and you should make sure that your CV / resume clearly demonstrate these skills.
Skills and qualities to be highlighted on your Care Assistant CV / resume
As a Care Assistant or Care Worker you will need to highlight qualities that show you are caring, patient, understanding, friendly and physically fit. Include action words which show that in your personal profile and reinforce this by giving examples in the key skills section and also under duties in the Employment Summary section of your CV / resume.
Skills and experience that you should highlight include:
•Knowledge of health and safety regulations
•Knowledge of treatment and care plans
•Verbal and written communication skills
•Medical or relevant training
It is also important to remember that as a Care Worker or residential Care Worker you may be required to work unsociable hours, deal with difficult situations and work with troubled people who may be abusive or abuse themselves.
But most important of all, your Care Assistant CV / resume should be a reflection of you. So we strongly suggest you use this as a template and not simply copy it.
Sample Care Assistant CV / Resume
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|A polite, friendly, conscientious Care Assistant who is able to work and remain calm in difficult situations. Physically fit, able to carry heavy loads and stand for long periods at a time; she prides herself on understanding, respecting the confidentiality, dignity and privacy of patients at all times.Her proven record of working independently as well as in a team with other health care professionals in pressurised environments demonstrates her ability to adapt to most situations. Anna possesses a comprehensive understanding of residential, dementia and nursing care which combined with her commitment to the protection and safeguarding of clients under her care make her a highly valued care worker. Now seeking a senior role with a company that is committed to delivering quality care to its clients.|
|Care Assistant||July 2008 to date|
|Anytown Health Authority|
|Duties: Responsible for ensuring clients receive the very best standards of care and support in their own home. This includes:|
Apr 2004 – Jun 2008
|Sunnyside Care Home, Anytown|
|Working in a prestige independent care home my duties were:|
|St Jude’s Care Home, Anytown||Apr 2002 – Apr 2004|
Working in a local authority care home my duties were:
|Anytown Community College||NVQ Level 5 Health Care||current|
|Anytown College||NVQ Level 3 Health Care||2000 – 2002|
|Anytown Community School||BSc. Business Information Systems||1994 – 2000|
|In my leisure time I enjoy cooking, reading autobiographies and dancing. I love animals and do voluntary work for a local charity. I am currently studying NVQ Health Care Level 5 – which is equivalent to a full degree.|
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Before you send out your Care Assistant CV/resume, you should get someone you trust to check for spelling and grammar mistakes and make sure you have an effective cover letter to introduce your care worker CV / resume.
Go to our sample CV cover letters section if you are looking for great example cover letters in your field to introduce your CV/resume to a prospective employer.
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