If you are applying for a Live in carer or live in care assistant position you should make sure that you enclose a well written Live in carer 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 Live in Carer 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 Live-in carer cover letter should give brief examples of:
- ability to care for someone in their own home
- any medical, specialist or relevant training
- experience of using equipment (hoists etc.)
- your qualifications
- culinary skills
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 Live in carer cover letter for a live in care assistant role
40 Any Rd
Tel: 0208 888888 Mobile: 077 777777
E-mail: [email protected]
Mr A Goodson
1 Any Street
Dear Mr Goodson,
Vacant post of Live-in Carer
I wish to apply for the position of Live in carer with your mother as advertised in the Anytown Gazette and on thepersonaldevelopmentcafe.com website.
As you can see from my enclosed CV, I have considerable experience of:
- Assisting in the implementation of Care plans.
- Maintaining the comfort and dignity of clients at all times.
- Hoisting clients onto beds, chairs, commodes etc.
- Administering medication
- Arranging and accompanying clients to hospital appointments and social activities.
- Helping clients to wash, dress and undress.
- Cooking and light domestic duties.
Having worked as a Live-in carer with large agencies and private clients, I am fully aware how important it is to maintain the comfort and dignity of clients.
For the past five years I have been employed by Anytown Care Agency as a Care Assistant working with clients in their own homes. During this time I have provided companionship and emotional support to a wide range of clients, utilised my interpersonal skills by developing strong professional relationships with clients and their families.
I entered into a career as a care worker because I have a strong desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives. I am caring, patient, understanding, friendly and physically fit.
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 [email protected]
I am available for interviews at your convenience and hope to hear from you soon.
Before you send out your Live in Carer 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 Live in Carer 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.
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