How to Write a Care Assistant CV

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Care assistants provide services in hospitals, homes, and private residences to the sick and elderly. They play a major role in the well-being of others. According to Zippia, there are over 259 thousand care assistants in the United States. 

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Only 10.3% of them are black or African American. If you want to work as a care assistant, here’s how to craft your curriculum vitae to get a job.

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In this YouTube video, Chidimma Ike explains how to write a care assistant CV. She makes videos on a wide range of topics. 

Things You Should Include in Your Care Assistant CV 

Your care assistant’s CV should contain details that tell your prospective employer who you are. You should also demonstrate your skills and why you are the best person for the job. Make sure you include:

  • Contact information
  • Personal Summary
  • Work experience
  • Matching skills
  • Education History

How To Structure Your Care Assistant’s CV

The way you write you structure your care assistant’s CV is essential. The most crucial information must be visible in case the recruiter doesn’t have enough time to go through it. 

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1. Your Contact Details Come First

Listing your contact details at the very top ensures that a recruiter can easily find a way to reach out to you. Include your name, phone number, email address and location.

2. Write a Personal Summary

A personal summary, executive summary or personal statement captures your experience. It is a summary of your entire CV. Ensure you include the necessary information so that if a recruiter doesn’t go through your entire CV, they have a good idea of who you are. Make this section brief, probably two to three sentences long. 

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3. Detail Your Skills

As you write down your skills, ensure you have looked at the details of the specific job you are applying for. There might be variations of skills required in different care assistant roles. Sharing the most relevant skills will boost your chances of getting the job.

4. Talk About Your Work Experience

This is one of the most important sections in your care assistant’s CV as it demonstrates that you have working knowledge. Begin with your current experience as you walk back to your earliest. Ensure you only include relevant work experience and not just any work experience.

For example, if you were a school teacher, that doesn’t match this job so don’t include it. However, if you volunteered to work in a medical program, you can include that. 

Also, depending on the depth of your experience, you might leave out some of your earliest roles. For example, if you have five years of experience, it may be time to leave out your internship or volunteer experiences.

Use this section also to demonstrate your skills.

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5. Share Your Education History

Show the recruiter the kind of education you got. This reinforces that you have received sufficient training to work as a care assistant. Depending on how far you have gone, you might include or leave out some details.

For example, if you have a PhD or master’s, your high school grades aren’t necessary. You might add your high school grades if you only have a degree or diploma. 

Tips for Writing Your Care Assistant’s CV

  • Your care assistant’s CV should be one to two pages long. 
  • Be concise and only include relevant information. Remember that recruiters don’t have the whole day to scan your CV. 
  • Use short sentences.
  • Use bullet points to show different points.
  • Indicate the different sections of your CV.
  • Proofread your CV to get rid of errors.

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A Sample for a Care Assistant CV

Jane Mwangi,

012 345 6789

janemwangi@email.com

Nairobi, Kenya

Professional Summary
Jane Doe has two years of experience working as a care assistant. My interest in the role can be demonstrated through volunteering with the Red Cross Society. I’m interested in an entry-level care assistant position to put into practice my passion for working with vulnerable people. 

Skills

  • Personal Care
  • Confidentiality
  • Hygiene
  • Following instructions
  • Communication

Experience
Volunteer, January 2020–August 2020
Red Cross Society, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Deployed on-site during emergency situations
  • Providing emergency care to patients
  • Collaborated with doctors in hospitals to receive ill patients
  • Working knowledge of hospital equipment and routines

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, July 2019
University of (List your institution)

We hope this guide will help you craft your care assistant’s CV. Good luck with your job search!

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