Being a care worker is a very hard role one which requires great strength both mentally and physically. You will be required to deal with patients with different problems usually in a nursing home or similar situation.
Employers will be looking for previous experience in a similar environment and also what qualifications if any that you have relevant to working in this role. Most care workers start doing their NVQ qualifications to ensure that they are qualified in the areas that is specific to where they work.
Care Worker Personal Profile Example
I am a hard working person who wants to pursue a career as a care worker as I enjoy helping people. I am mentally and physically fit and enjoy helping people with their rehabilitation or learning new skills to enable them to function better on their own.
I have a kind and caring nature and will do what I can to make a difference. I have good ideas of new activities and ways of encouraging group and individual tasks to help a patient’s daily program. I have developed my communication skills and feel able to communicate with a number of different levels of people and feel that I am able to relate well to people requiring help and direction in their lives.
I have experience in getting patients up in a morning, making sure they attend their activities and appointments for physio etc. I help out in the kitchen and ensure that patients get the adequate dietary requirements and when patients are in for a respite period I help them to prepare for returning to home and preparing meals and managing on their own initiative. I have also worked on a night shift period and I am flexible on working at different times of the day and night as required.