Social Worker Cover Letter: 2 Samples & Writing Tips

Updated on: January 25, 2023

How to Write a Great Cover Letter for Social Worker Position?

  1. Start your cover letter by directly specifying the position title and stating the reason why are you the best contender for it.
  2. Mention your interest in working as a social worker for the prospective company.
  3. Keep employers’ needs in mind and highlight what you can do for them and society. You can give examples from your academics and practical work.
  4. Do not repeat the same information which is already present in your resume.
  5. The cover letter should not exceed one page.

Social Worker Cover Letter Sample1

Jeanine Gravette
1050 South Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125
(000) 854-9252
j.gravette @ email . com

January 25, 2023

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

Dear Ms. Hawkins:

As a driven social worker, I am writing to apply for the Social Worker position at Inova Health System, as advertised on Salve Regina University’s placement office. My master’s degree in social work and 8+ years of hands-on experience make me a good contender.

After completing my education, I have taken full advantage of the opportunities provided by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to enrich my professional experience. I worked there for six years and practiced in a full range of social services typically substance abuse treatment programs.

I achieved exceptional results in the group and witnessed my patients recover and walked out which brought 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 humanity and serve people. Thus, my profession is my passion. I want to aim Inova Health System forward and am eager to help humanity more than ever. I am available for an interview at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.


Jeanine Gravette
(000) 854-9252
Attachment. Resume

Social Worker Cover Letter Sample 2

Veronica Frank
854 West Ave
New Orleans, LA 41744
(000) 415-8585
[Applicant’s Email Here]

January 25, 2023

Mr. Charles Boyd
Human Resource Manager
Premier Health Partners
130 Clara Street
New Orleans, LA 55250

Dear Mr. Boyd:

I learned about your need for a Social Worker with great interest, as my skills and competencies match your requirements almost exactly.

My work as a social worker at The Helping Hands has earned me quite a reputation where providing my clients with the best possible services is concerned. I know that mere counseling is not the only aspect of working as a social worker and that it involves a much broader set of responsibilities.

I have spent the last 10 years liaising between my clients and social services, and have been most successful in providing my clients with the help and services that they need. With a great ability to assess people to determine their backgrounds, and a knack for deciphering underlying causes for concern (such as physical and drug abuse and domestic violence), I can bring results immediately. Possessing a calm and kind nature, my clients are automatically drawn to me, allowing for ease and efficacy of counseling.

Providing advocacy for services and testimonies on behalf of my clients in courts of law are my niches. If you would like your organization to benefit from my expertise in a social worker role, I suggest we should meet in person to further discuss this.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.


Veronica Frank

(000) 415-8585