Home Health Assistant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 4,359 Home Health Assistant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Home Health Assistant Job:

1.
Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Personal Care, be sure to list it as a skill.
3.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
4.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
5.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write a Home Health Assistant Resume

1
Contact Information
Name
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Address
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
2
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Home Health Assistant CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
3
Skills

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand home health assistant skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a home health assistant : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Home Health Assistant
Source: Zippia.com
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
4
Experience
We compared 4,359 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a home health assistant job required by employers is 1.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average home health assistant job listing asks for 1.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average home health assistant candidate have?
The average home health assistant resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your home health assistant skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from home health assistant resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Male
Caregiver Assistant

Candidate Info

7
Years In Workforce
4
Years As a Home Health Assistant
Certificate
Certificate - Psychology
  • Provide support and companionship for clients emotional well being.
  • Provided daily living support to residents on the Alzheimer's Unit.
  • Communicate with client healthcare insurance for purposes of billing.
  • Provided Patient Care Assisted in ER, ICU, Telemetry, Monitored Patients Safety
  • Aided patient in: ADLs Ambulation Meal preparation, feeding implement behavior plans.
Male
Elderly Caregiver

Candidate Info

16
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Home Health Assistant
Certificate
Certificate - Medicine
  • Promoted within 6 months of starting as a PCW at the Adult Day Care.
  • Assist Direct Care Supervisor in the development of each ISP.
  • Provided companionship to all clients by talking, playing music and games and maintaining a positive atmosphere for the clients.
  • Dedicated and compassionate in providing companionship, transportation, and caring service to all clients.
  • Provided transportation to medical appointments and shopping Responsible for medicine reminder and companionship Accompanied walk and elderly recreation center activities
Female
Home Health Assistant

Candidate Info

5
Years In Workforce
3
Years As a Home Health Assistant
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Psychology
  • Provide care to Alzheimer patient, ensuring the proper administration of prescriptions and physician care instructions.
  • Assist patients with all activities of daily living to include bathing, dressing, medication, cooking and cleaning.
  • Turned or repositioned bedridden patients.
  • Provided transportation, assistance and companionship to clients.
  • Accompany clients to doctors' offices and on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance and companionship.
Male
Home Health Assistant

Candidate Info

10
Years In Workforce
10
Years As a Home Health Assistant
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Provided exceptional service as RN in home care setting and played key role within an interdisciplinary team of health care workers.
  • Provided transportation,assistance and companionship to clients.
  • Maintained CPR and Adult First Aid certifications
  • Accompany clients to doctors' offices and on other trips outside the home, providing transportation, assistance and companionship.
  • Turned or repositioned bedridden patients.
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5
Education
As a home health assistant, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Home Health Assistant roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of home health assistant resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained