Personal Support Worker Cover Letter
Article #23 in our series. A ready to use sample PSW Cover Letter
PSW Cover Letter
NOTE: This article should be used in conjunction with our entire Personal Support Worker Employment Resources and particularly our PSW Cover Letter Tips article
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Dear Sir or Madam:
With the enclosed resume, I would like to make you aware of my background as a Personal Support Worker. I have applied excellent patient skills, attention to detail and organizational skills in various developmentally disabled, home health and long-term care environments.
As you will see from my resume, I completed the Personal Support Worker Certificate program through NAME OF SCHOOL HERE. I have also successfully obtained certificates in First-Aid and CPR. I have also obtained (LIST ANY OTHER TRAINING CERTIFICATES, ACCREDITATIONS, ETC). While working as a personal support worker in home health and long-term care (AND OR ANY OTHER SETTINGS) environments, I have consistently demonstrated my ability to work independently and also as a contributing member of a health care team, including but not exclusive to working with fellow personal support worker’s, nurses and physicians, all while providing the highest possible level of patient care.
In previous experience as a personal support worker I have monitored and recorded behavioural changes to assist the health care team in determining appropriate treatment and medication. I have created programs for individual and group activities. I have worked within a reporting environment and am familiar with paper and computer record keeping.
I hope that you will consider me for a personal support position within your company. Enclosed is my resume. (REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR COVER LETTER AS PAGE 1 AND YOUR RESUME AS PAGE 2 (OR 2&3 DEPENDING ON LENGTH)
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Personal Support Worker Cover Letter
Personal Support Workers provide support and assistance to individuals in their homes. Personal Support Worker is a term defining a number of professions such as social worker, personal care aide, home health aide, and nursing assistant. Typical duties for this role include: doing light housekeeping, helping with personal hygiene, administering medication, providing companionship, identifying client needs, and referring them to specialized agencies when needed.
A Personal Support Worker cover letter example usually highlights the following skills and abilities:
- Social work training
- Effective oral and written communication
- A caring personality
- Bedside manners
- Home care services experience
- A good physical condition
- Being able to work under pressure
- Attention to details
- Stamina and resilience
- Reporting skills
Comparable Personal Support Worker qualifications can be consulted in the cover letter sample below.
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Dear Mr. Bowlin:
When I learned of your need for a new Personal Support Worker to join your hospice team, I was eager to submit my resume for your review. With more than seven years of experience providing comprehensive patient care and support, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume and explore the ways in which I can make an immediate and positive impact on your patients’ lives.
My experience includes providing compassionate service to end-of-life patients, performing a range of day-to-day tasks to ensure coverage of routine health and life duties. Adept at coordinating multiple routine activities and services to ensure the highest level of quality care, I excel at performing diverse responsibilities and tasks to enable caregivers and family members to focus on their loved ones.
Highlights of my experience include…
- Providing diverse support services to hospice patients, including personal hygiene assistance, meal preparation, errands, bed making, laundry, medication administration, and general companionship.
- Communicating with caregivers, families, and health care providers to ensure appropriate patient treatment and offer support and encouragement in stressful and emotional situations.
- Consistently demonstrating outstanding interpersonal, organization, and administrative skills.
- Possessing certification in BLS and CPR; completed formal caregiver training program in 2009.
With my expertise in providing general support for end-of-life patients and their families—coupled with my outstanding empathy, patience, and communication abilities—I am confident that I can greatly contribute to your facility’s goals in this position.
Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this opportunity and my qualifications in more detail.
Linda L. Gates