Care homes need many individuals to manage residents properly. An entire direct care staff is often hired to meet the needs of residents in order to ensure their emotional and physical progress. Many people work as volunteers at care homes; many also work full time. Hiring a member of a direct care staff requires much precision on an employer’s part. After all, you do not want to hire someone who has no patience with people who have disabilities.
While the basic requirement to work as part of a direct care staff is a high school diploma/GED or an equivalent, one needs to possess both compassion and a genuine passion to help people with disabilities. Prospective employers look at both these qualities during the hiring process. The cover letter sample below can serve as an example on how you can put forward your skills to work at this position.
Direct Care Staff Cover Letter Sample
762 Patrick Avenue
Augusta, GA 99999
March 16, 2014
Mr. Kirk Haley
Manager Human Resources
Indian Rivers Mental Health Center
5563 Richmond Drive
Augusta, GA 77773
Dear Mr. Haley:
Your advertisement for the position of a caregiver as part of your direct care staff in the Daily Mail piqued my interest because it strongly relates to my background. For the previous five years, I have been busy working as a caregiver at Sava Senior Care and have learnt much in the process which I believe will prove to be advantageous in a similar position.
I comprehend that working closely with people who have disabilities is not without its challenges but easy work is not what I am looking for. I am patient by nature and this quality has been complimented many times by my coworkers and superiors as it has been invaluable in handling adverse situations that are a norm in care facilities. Possessing some medical background, I am comfortable with administering medication and handling emergencies which I am positive is another coin in my bank.
If asked to describe myself, I would do it in three words: caring, trustworthy and compassionate. These qualities alone characterize my suitability to be part of your direct care team and my enclosed references will guarantee it.
I am excited at the challenges that this new position will pose and aching to employ the techniques that I have learnt in my previous position as a care giver. Given the opportunity to meet with you in person, I will be able to provide you with further information on my profile. Until then, you may reach me at (555) 555-5555 for any information you may require.