Social Worker Cover Letter Tips

Start your cover letter by directly specifying the Social Worker position and why are you the best contender for it. Cite the source from where you learned about the opening. Justify your interest as a Social Worker and the company you’re applying for.

Keep employer’s concern in mind and highlight what you can do for the organization and the society. You can give examples from your academics and practical work. Do not repeat the same information present in your resume. Your Social Worker cover letter should not exceed one page. Direct the reader to your enclosed resume.


Social Worker Cover Letter Example


1050 South Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

December 31, 2013

Ms. Cynthia Hawkins
Recruiting Manager
Inova Health System
609h street suite 313
Washington, 20002


Dear Ms. Hawkins:

I was pleased to find about opening of a Social Worker at Inova Health System, as advertised on Salve Regina University’s placement office. My education and experience in social work makes me a worthy fit for this position at Inova Health System.

After completing my Masters degree in Social work, I have taken full advantage of the opportunities provided by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to enrich my professional experience. I have been working there for six years and practicing full range of social services typically pertaining to substance abuse treatment programs. I have achieved phenomenal results in group, individual and family therapies and witnessed my patients recover and walking out after speedy recoveries which bring me great delight. Moreover, I successfully conducted psychological interviews and evaluations and provided individual and group therapies for diagnosed patients.

From a very young age, I wanted to make myself useful to mankind and serve people. Thus, my profession is much more than a typical job – it is my passion.

I want to take the aim of social work forward to Inova Health System and want to serve humanity more than ever. I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience. My resume is enclosed which also contains my contact details.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Jeanine Gravette

Enc. Resume