Personal Carer is an Australian/British job title for personal care aide/assistant or caregivers. They provide non-medical care for clients who are not capable of completing their everyday tasks for themselves because of age, disability, illness or injury. The demand for personal carers is likely to increase in near future, resulting in the creation of thousands of new jobs.
When writing your job application cover letter for a carer position, keep in mind that some personal carers work for a care agency while others work directly for a private client or their family. Therefore, you should tailor your cover letter accordingly.
The following example will give you a clear idea about writing an effective cover letter for personal carer position.
73 Example Street
Rockhaven, NSW 2311
January 2, 2016
Mr. John Doe, Senior Manager
21 New South Wales Street
Stansbury, SA 6522
Dear Mr. Doe:
I am writing to apply for the Personal Carer position at ABC Eldercare, an opportunity I learned about on your career website. Utilizing my First Aid and CPR certification and 2 years of experience in personal care arena, I will be able to become a key member of your team.
Through my extensive experience with ABC Care Company, I developed strong expertise in personal care such as assisting clients in bathing, dressing and toileting. In addition, I am well versed in participating in daily living activities with clients, accompanying them to doctors’ appointments and providing social and emotional support. Besides personal care, I am able to perform light housekeeping tasks such as cooking and cleaning. My enclosed resume contains more details about my caregiving skills and abilities.
I am eager to discuss your Personal Carer position and to learn more about the expectations of ABC Eldercare. I will call you in the next few days to follow up and see if it is suitable to arrange an interview. In the interim, I can be reached at [Contact #].
Thank you for your time and consideration.