If you are looking for a post that involves social work, perhaps this  example cover letter for a social worker role will help you construct your own cover letter.

What should your Social Worker cover letter contain?

The objective of your cover letter is to get the reader to look at your CV / resume and impress them to call you for an interview. Therefore try not to make your letter a duplicate of your CV / resume.

Highlight the important details such as qualifications, experience, achievements or commendations and why you would make a great employee.

Read and analyse the advertisement plus the job specification carefully and make sure your cover letter addresses all the necessary points required.

Before you send your letter out, make sure you check it for spelling and grammar.

sample cover letter for a social worker role

Sample cover letter for a Social Worker role

Based in Anytown
Mobile: 077 777777
E-mail: abodi@hmail.com

Colin Wellman
Recruitment Manager
Anytown Mental Health Service
1 Any Street

Today’s date

Dear Mr Wellman

Job REF: 123456: Social Worker – Grade 1

I wish to apply for the position of Social Worker as advertised in the Anytown Gazette and on the PD Cafe website. Please find enclosed my CV for your consideration.

For the past two years I have worked for Anytown Social Services as a Case Worker for vulnerable clients leaving care. During this time I have proven my ability to work with an interdisciplinary team, utilised my interpersonal skills by developing strong professional relationships with clients, including individuals, families and community groups. During the course of my career I have acquired a thorough understanding of the Mental Health Act of 2007 in relation to social work.

In previous roles my duties have included providing psycho-social support to clients, in the form of one-on-one counselling as well as group therapy; developing and overseeing treatment plans for clients; advising family caregivers; and consulting with doctors, medical professionals and therapists. My strong verbal and written communication skills have been well utilised in these roles and I have also demonstrated solid organisational skills in my case management.

I entered into a career in social work as I have a strong desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives and am confident that I can make a positive contribution to Anytown Mental Health Service if given the opportunity.

If you require any more information I would be happy to provide it and can be contacted either by telephone on the numbers on my CV or by email abodi@hmail.com. I am available for interviews and hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,


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