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Sample Personal Support Worker Resume


A resume, in any profession, is a marketing tool and is the first point of contact with a potential employer.

A PSW resume will influence hiring manager’s decision to call an interview or not. 

So, it is absolutely necessary to make a good first impression by creating a Personal Support Worker resume that presents you in a positive light and positions you as the best candidate for the job you are applying for.      

You may also wish to check out a complete guide on how to write a PSW resume which covers the following topics:

  • Resume on a fish HookWhat type of resume is best for PSW jobs?
  • Resume format and sections
  • Using keywords in a resume
  • Using action/power words in a resume
  • Proofreading, and
  • What not to include in a resume          

Following is a Personal Support Worker resume sample. This can be used to create one of your own:

Click here to download an editable file of a PSW Resume. 

 Your Name

Your complete address                                                             Your phone number &

                                                                                                    Your best email address

PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER

Dedicated, passionate and highly motivated with more than two years of quality experience and an excellent track record in providing compassionate patient care in Long Term care, Nursing Homes and community settings. Fully computer literate and proficient in both, paper and computer charting.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Name of the organization •   July 2010 to Present

City, Ontario

  • Perform direct patient care, assistance with elimination/toileting/personal hygiene, nutrition, Activities of Daily Living, assisting with patient turns, mobilization and transport by being sensitive and empathetic to the needs of the residents.
  • Actively participate and report in the Assessment, Care planning, Implementation and Evaluation of outcomes in the Physical Activity Programming of the residents.
  • Diligently practice good sanitation and sterile techniques to avoid infection and the spread of contagious illness.
  • Consistently exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with residents, families and visitors.
  • Advocating and participating in maintenance of resident’s skin integrity.

Name of the organization •   July 2010 to Present

City, Ontario

  • Anticipated and provided assistance with feeding, mobility, bathing, grooming, personal hygiene, toileting and incontinence care of Dementia and Alzheimer’s clients in the community settings.
  • Coordinated and assisted elderly patients in the community with daily chores, feeding, bathing, dressing, and housekeeping.
  • Provided compassionate community respite care to the families of clients with advanced Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
  • Organized social and recreational activities for clients including medication management. 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Exceptional interpersonal and comprehension skills with constant endeavours to improve and develop effective communication skills.Familiarity and comply with all health and safety regulations and reports any injury, illness, unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Proficient in filling out necessary forms/surveys and completing mandatory paper and computer charting.
  • Outstanding ability to prioritize and organize tasks according to institutional and resident needs.
  • Fostered multitasking and Team Player skills with flexibility in meeting employer needs.
  • Extensive experience in Long Term care, Nursing Homes and Community setting.
  • Excellent attendance, punctuality and work record. 

Name of the organization •   July 2010 to Present

City, Ontario

  • Assessment and assisting in the care for Dementia, challenging behaviors, the frail elderly, palliative care or high intensity needs care.
  • Advocating for residents with visual and hearing impairments and also assisting residents with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
  • Collaborate with the clerk in maintaining bulletin board and update the information kiosk with new pamphlets.
  • Render constructive feedback in order to improve effectiveness of the activities organized for the residents.
  • Engaged in the transport of residents to the church and for other leisure activities.

Name of the organization •   July 2010 to Present

City, Ontario

  • Offered excellent customer service and provided information to the families/visitors and escort them to various rooms/departments of the Retirement Centre.
  • Provided support to residents and staff, assisting with patient feeding, ice water delivery and clerical support.
  • Providing cognitive and physical stimulation to the residents, both one on one and in groups.
  • Adhering to the policies and procedures of the facility and ensuring resident safety.
  • Visiting residents and encouraging social interaction.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATES

  • Registered Certified Personal Support Worker
    • Name of College
  • Standard First Aid including Level “C” Two-Rescuer, CPR for Health care professionals’ certificate
    • Name of organization from where certification received
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) in Dementia care, Responding to Persons with challenging behaviors
    • Advanced Gerontological Approaches (AGE)
  • The Trained Eating Assistant Program
    • Name of organization from where certification received

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/E-LEARNING

  • Personal Protective Equipment course
    • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
    • Pandemic Awareness
      • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety



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3 comments… add one

  • Lori February 19, 2014, 11:43 am

    It’s a great resume template. I have used it to creat one of my own. Thanks!

  • jagvinder kour July 23, 2014, 1:02 pm

    very nice resume thanks

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