A caregiver’s resume should highlight qualities like nurturing, caring, etc. If you need to make one, this article helps out with the format and a few samples for your reference.
Caregiving is a quality that not many of us are endowed with. Thus, this professional’s resume should invariably include qualities that highlight the important abilities of caregiving in some way or other, viz., one can mention them point-wise like a list or in paragraphs. The duties one has carried out in the past should also be mentioned, since experience in this field is something that is very important in the eyes of potential employers.
The following will give you sample resumes for the elderly, children, etc. This piece of resume writing is almost the same for any caregiver job, with minor changes depending on the job profile you are looking for.
|Personal Details: This section should contain your name, address and contact number.
Objective: This section of the caregiver resume consists of the objective, means, where exactly you are looking for employment. For example, in a home or a hospital or an old age home, etc.
Work Experience: As the name suggests, this section of the resume should mention the experiences you have had so far.
Competencies: This section is the main highlight of your resume and should contain the qualities you think is most suited to the job profile. For example, patient, tolerant, hardworking, dependable, having independent problem solving ability, etc. In short, the qualities which will define your competency for the said job.
Education: This section of the caregiver resume should have your educational background. In case this information is not much of use to the caregiver’s job, this can be the last entry in the resume i.e. after the extra activities section.
Extra Activities: This section of the caregiver resume gives you a chance to mention any social groups you are associated with which might prove to be in your favor.
Caregiver Resume Sample
18, Bassanio Street, Washington
Contact No.- 4041 82 007
Objective: To serve in a firm where I can serve the elderly (single as well as / or a couple) and use my experience to help them have a dignified life.
Christian Home for The Less Abled, New York (Oct. 2008 – Oct. 2010)
Worked as the caregiver head in the administrative department of this organization for the physically challenged and was awarded the ‘Most Compassionate’ member of the firm as well as ‘Efficient Employee’ of the year 2009. Was responsible for recruiting freshers and designing training modules for converting them into professional caregivers.
Mary Old Age Home, Washington (Oct. 2006- Sep. 2008)
Joined as a fresher in this reputed firm for gaining experience in the field and for being trained under the best of mentors. Was honored with the ‘Best Fresher.’ Designed ‘Live-in’ training modules too.
Senior Caregiver Resume Sample
68, Air Force Lines
Air Force Township
Cell – 5555 555 555
Objective: To find employment in a house with elderly parents of a working couple.
Child Caregiver Resume Sample
68, Naval Lines
Cell – 5555 555 555
Objective: To find employment in a house with two or more children of working parents.
New York Child Care, New York (2004 – 2008)
Paul Family, New York City (2002 – 2004)
Extra Activities: Love to learn and read updates of the new techniques of health care and physiotherapy treatments. Actively participate in the music therapy seminars held by reputed firms. I also enjoy being with children a lot and teach them good values by using the story-telling method.