Overview

The skills and qualifications section is the most important part of a caregiver’s resume so always make it as attractive as possible. This section allows you mention your caregiving skills, training and education and outline your personality traits to the prospective employer.

As prospective employers need caregivers to provide compassion, care and assistance to those who need help in everyday living, therefore, include these type of keywords in the qualifications section. This section can also be called as Profile, Skills, Strengths, Summary of Qualifications, or Special Capabilities.

Sample Skills and Qualifications for a Caregiver Resume

• Over 3 years’ hands-on experience in caregiving arena

• Highly skilled in assisting clients from different cultures in the activities of daily living

• Competent at providing personal grooming; skin care, hair, nails and oral care

• Hands-on experience in monitoring blood pressure, vital signs, pulse, temperature and respiration

• Well-versed in grocery shopping, errands running, paying bills and performing laundry

• Proven record of providing clients with assistance in toileting, bathing, dressing and personal hygiene

• Demonstrated ability to encourage everyday activities in keeping with the client’s needs

• Adept at preparing and serving nutritious meals

• Track record of providing conversation and companionship in a respectful manner

• Proven ability to remind prescribed medication

• First-hand experience in light housekeeping and pet care

• Possess a reliable vehicle and current driver’s license with good driving record

• Proficient in assisting clients with walking and physical therapy

• Able to assist patients at night

• Special talent for maintaining confidentiality of clients’ information