Position Overview

Personal Support Workers provide continuing or temporary home support services to individuals and families for the duration of incapacitation, period of recovery or family trouble. They are usually employed by government organizations, non-profit and home care agencies, or they might work independently. They also provide elderly clients with support and individual care in residential settings.

If you are looking for a rewarding and satisfying job as a personal support worker you need to know about writing a good resume along with an effective cover letter for personal support worker.

 

PSW Resume Sample 1

 

Marcus Brown

506 Green Villas | Springfield, TN 80016 | (007) 333-6666 | marcus @ email . com


 PERSONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

Record of repeated achievements in providing assistance to clients in activities of daily living.

SUMMARY: 11+ years’ extensive experience in providing effective bedside care to clients while performing housekeeping tasks. Deals tactfully and courteously with residents while strictly adhers to the prescribed personal support plan and applicable procedures and guidelines. Expert in monitoring the client’s health condition closely. CPR Certified.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

– Daily Living Assistance – Meal Preparation – Eating Assistance
– Personal Grooming – Companionship – Sanitation
– Ambulation/Mobilization – Client Confidentiality – Palliative Care

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Built rapport with a chronically depressed senior enabling her to resume daily life functioning within a month of care provision
• Resolved an eating habits issue with a client who refused to eat anything in the beginning
• Conceived and initiated a number of online and live community based social activities for seniors
• Attained the most dedicated PSW award in 2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Personal Support Worker | AAA Care, Springfield, TN | Oct 2011 – Present

• Maintain a clean environment and living area for the clients
• Provide personal care, hygiene and physical assistance
• Monitor client’s condition and inform supervisor in case of an unusual change
• Cook meals and assist clients in eating
• Perform general household tasks and run errands when required
• Assist in community activities and transportation
• Perform light housekeeping, prepare meals and clean client area
• Make up the client’s bed while creating an organized and clean environment

Caregiver/Home Health Aide | Home Instead, Springfield, TN | June 2005 – Oct 2011

• Provided non medical personal care and bedside assistance to seniors enabling them to live at their homes
• Assisted clients in feeding, changing and providing assistance in walking
• Helped elderly and disabled clients in bathing, grooming and oral care
• Assisted with dressing, undressing and  toileting activities
• Took and recorded vitals such as temperature, pulse and blood pressure
• Measure and record height and weight
• Turned and repositioned client and encouraged movement to prevent skin breakdown
• Documented changes in the condition of clients

OTHER EXPERIENCES

Grocery Cashier | Some Super Store, Springfield, TN | Dec 2002 – May 2005

Babysitter | Private Capacities | Summer 2001

EDUCATION
City College, Springfield, TN – 2002
Associate of Arts in Social Work

ADDITIONAL
• Current driver’s license
• Expert user of MS Word and Excel

 

PSW Resume Sample 2

 

Mary Smith, CNA 33 Example Street ● Calgary, AB S9R 6E9
(000) 145-2521 ● [Email Address]

❖❖ PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER ❖❖

Poised to outperform in personal care tasks.

Professional Summary: Reliable and results-oriented Personal Support Worker with 3+ years’ hands-on experience in providing assistance in activities of daily living. A compassionate individual who works well with clients of different ages and backgrounds. Exceptional caregiving and housekeeping skills.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Certified Nursing Assistant – Alberta
• First Aid and CPR Certified
• Comprehensive knowledge of implementing personal support plans focusing on the individual’s comfort, needs and interests
• Great aptitude of managing heavy workload while giving the highest standard of care to every client
• Proven record of maintaining and representing an optimistic approach towards clients, their families, coworkers and visitors
• Possess valid driver’s license, reliable transport and ability to travel excessively

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Calgary Residential Care Home – Calgary, AB | May 2013 – Feb 2016
Personal Support Worker

• Wash, bath, bed-bath and assist in shower for patients
• Prepare nutritious meals for clients and oversee their medications
• Ensure that clients receive the service and benefits they are entitled to
• Write reports, update charts and perform essential paper work
• Ensure the security and safety of the home
• Teach life skills, safety protocols and proper use of equipment
• Take clients to shopping, trips, communal events, appointments and places of worship
• Assist with cash management and household bills
• Correspond with key agencies and personal service providers in the local society

City Caregivers Agency  – Calgary, AB | Jan 2013 – May 2013
Support Worker

• Cared sympathetically for clients of different ages
• Managed the needs and wants of elderly using excellent attention to detail
• Handled rude behaviors politely
• Demonstrated flexibility in work routines
• Successfully cared for people with learning disability or require extra support

EDUCATION

High School Diploma
Calgary City School, Calgary, AB – 2012

EXCELLENT REFERENCES available on request