A Personal Care Aide provides basic care requirements of the clients of residents such as assisting with ADL’s, feeding and medicine. S/he is also responsible for maintaining of a safe and clean environment for clients or residents.
A cover letter for a Personal Care Aide Resume is your primary contact with your prospective employer. The intention of this letter is to persuade employer to get your enclosed resume read and to call for an interviews. Tailor your letter with the job description given in the advertisement but don’t duplicate it word by word. Your approach is to prove that your skills and qualifications fit the requirements of the Personal Care Aide position. Examine the job description cautiously and decide on one or more themes such as skills, education, experience, interests or responsibility that show convincingly how well you fit the position. Link key job elements with your related past performance, skills or experience.
The following example will provide you with a good start in your job application process.
Sample Cover Letter for Personal Care Aide
18 Example Sixth Street
Webster, NY 65987
January 22, 2014
Ms. Andrea Smith
Manager of Human Resources
St. Ann’s Community
24 New Street
Webster, NY 65211
Dear Ms. Smith:
I am writing in response to your recent advertisement for the position of Personal Care Aide at St. Ann’s Community. The position fits very well with my skills, experience, and career interests.
Your position requires extensive experience in assisting activities of daily living. During my experience as home support worker, I gained hands-on experience in providing care and company to disabled and elderly clients. I have a demonstrated ability to administer bedside and personal care to clients including aid in ambulation, bathing, personal cleanliness, and dressing and undressing. In addition, I am very expert in preparing meals and special diets and helping in feeding clients.
As a compassionate and trustworthy individual, I am able to perform regular health-related activities including changing non-sterile dressings and managing medications. I am also adept at performing routine household duties; laundry, washing dishes and making beds. My enclosed resume will provide you with my complete skills and qualifications which are parallel with your Personal Care Aide job requirements.
With the above mentioned qualifications, I am confident that I can perform this job comfortably and effectively. An opportunity to discuss my qualifications with the hiring committee would be very much appreciated. I will call your office in the first week of February to find the possibility of an interview. In the interim, I can be reached at [Contact #] or [Email].
Thank you for your time and consideration.