Jo Spencer Sunnybrook Aged Care Services
Rockhaven NSW 2111
Dear Ms Spencer
Re: Personal carer position, Ref: AC751
I wish to apply for the position of personal carer, as advertised in the Rockhaven Weekly News on 29 September 2009.
I received my Certificate III in Aged Care last year and have worked as a part-time personal carer at the Hampstead Aged Care Facility for the past year. My responsibilities there have included assisting residents in all areas of personal hygiene and dressing, arranging and accompanying them to social activities, assisting with general maintenance and food preparation, and providing general care and emotional support to residents.
Previous to my work as a personal carer, I was a stay-at-home mum to three children, who are now in high school. I believe that my experience as a mum has provided me with incomparable training in caring for others (cleaning, feeding and bathing them), arranging and juggling social activities, shopping and running errands, working as part of a team, negotiating, and providing emotional support with patience and love. I'm also a great time manager and coached my daughters' netball team for three years.
In addition, I cared for a mother with Alzheimer’s for six years before her passing, and it is this experience more than any other that has reinforced my commitment to providing quality care for the aged. This personal experience has provided me with invaluable insight into the needs of the aged and the importance of providing them with the nurturing, respect and comfort that they deserve.
It is my hope that by working with Sunnybrook Aged Care Services, I would be able to bring my compassionate and responsible nature to a position that would be much more than just a job; it would be my way of making a positive contribution to the community.
I look forward to meeting with you to discuss the position further.