Care Assistant Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Social Care

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Care Assistant Skills List in Social Care

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Care Assistant role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Care Assistant job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 42% of Care Assistant job descriptions contained personal care as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

personal care
42%
dementia
33%
health care
30%
elderly
27%
caring
25%
shopping
25%
communication skills
21%
medication
21%
flexibility
18%
health
18%
time management
13%
housekeeping
13%
food preparation
12%
care assistant
10%
support workers
9%
training
9%
washing
8%
social care
7%
bathing
7%
medication administration
6%
healthcare
5%
care
5%
support worker
4%
carer
3%
safeguarding
2%
care worker
2%
flexible
2%
home care
2%
disabilities
1%
mental health
1%
older adults
1%
nursing homes
1%
domiciliary
1%
driving
1%
compassionate
1%
hca
1%
healthcare assistant
1%
organized
1%
homecare
1%
6 months
1%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

Including the right keywords in your CV will help you get past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and win more job interviews from employers and recruiters.


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