Residents of care homes need special care to live a dignified and normal life. This need is often fulfilled by skilled people who provide direct care to them. Direct care may include a series of tasks ranging from regular everyday grooming to social and emotional support. Members of a direct care staff are trained in looking after residents who may not be able to perform activities of daily living.

Many care homes require that the people they hire as part of a direct care staff possess some background in providing direct care services. However, the basic qualification requirement for this position is a high school diploma or a GED. Of course inherent compassion and patience can go a long way in helping candidates acquire this position. Another thing that might brighten a candidate’s chances for employment is a well written resume.


Direct Care Staff Resume Sample


Holly Kidman

100 Paramount Ct, Hephzibah, GA 30982
Cellular: (999) 999-9999 | Email:


Punctual / Dependable / Compassionate

Self-motivated and capable direct care staff with special expertise in providing active treatment and support services to elderly and disable clients. Well equipped with patience and stamina to handle adverse situations. Recognized for teaching residents, providing counseling and solving problems while fostering a home-like environment for them. CPR and First Aid certified.

Professional Skills

– Meal preparation– Errands/outings– Vital signs
– Transportation assistance– Appointments management– Inventory management
– Bathe/feed/dress– General cleaning– Client’s safety
– Crisis intervention– Ambulation & transfer– Confidentiality maintenance


• Planned and executed an individualized care plan coined “Something for Everyone” which brought about a 52% increase in rehabilitating residents with disabilities
• Introduced a food plan for patients suffering from bulimia which resulted in reducing incidents by 20% within six months
• Implemented a direct care plan which included positive interaction with residents through reading, resulting in 210 out of 300 residents attending the program
• Initiated a training program for the benefit of the direct care staff aimed at providing them with knowledge on handling different cases in accordance to guidelines set for individual scenarios


Sava Senior Care, Hephzibah, GA | June 2010 – Present
Direct Care Worker
• Provide residents with assistance in personal hygiene and grooming
• Administer medications in accordance to healthcare plan provided
• Ensure that each resident’s food intake is in accordance to set guidelines
• Encourage residents to live life independently by engaging them in activities and dialogue
• Provide residents with an atmosphere of security by counseling them constantly
• Make meals for residents by following guidelines provided by healthcare professionals
• Accompany residents on recreational activities and doctors’ visits
• Provide emotional and physical support to residents

Sears Home for the Elderly, Hephzibah, GA | January 2009 – May 2010
Elderly Caregiver
• Assisted residents in bathing, grooming and toileting
• Provided emotional and physical support
• Talked residents through emotional crises
• Made sure that meals are prepared in accordance to residents’ health plans
• Accompanied residents on excursions and physicians’ appointments


High School Diploma | ABC School, Hephzibah, GA | 2008


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