A personal support worker is a person who works with families or individuals who, for some reason, cannot fare for themselves. This includes people who are old or ill, or families down on their luck or refugees who do not yet know how to handle day to day things in a new country.
If you want to be a personal support worker, you need to have a lot of different kinds of skills. Above all is of course a good, kind nature; a need to help people and the energy and patience to do so. A lot of the work you’ll do will be nursing, so you need to be able to take blood pressure readings, and record them. You will also need to document medical reports and keep them ready to be used, as well as collect samples, have them tested and then collect the reports, and document them. You must be able to shop for groceries, cook simple but wholesome meals, and generally be a sort of Jill-of-all-trades as well as familiar with medical aspects.
PSW Resume Objectives
• Personal Support Worker position with the National Association of Social Workers utilizing my compassionate nature, BLS Certification and housekeeping skills
• Seeking a position of Personal Support Worker with the Government’s Social Work Program where my nursing and organizational skills will benefit people who cannot fend for themselves
• Looking for a position of PSW with the National Association of Social Workers where my medical training and compassion will assist those who need help in living dignified lives
• A position of Personal Support Worker with a reputed organization where my training and homemaking skills will be an advantage to people in need
• To obtain a position of Personal Support Worker with the Government’s Social Work Program where my medical training and social work skills will assist the disadvantaged lead better lives