Family and Community Social Services
Sample Cover Letter
21 Hayward Street
Ms. Katherine Chambers
Wood Lane Community Center
450 Wood Lane
July 2, 2013
Dear Ms. Chambers,
I am writing in response to your recent advertisement posted on the Guelph-Humber career portal. The
position of Guidance Counselor at Wood Lane Community Center seems to be a perfect match to my career
objectives, and my qualifications meet your requirements. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my
credentials for this position with you during a personal interview.
As a current second year Undergraduate student at the University of Guelph-Humber, I am working towards
my Bachelor of Applied Science in Family and Community Social Services and a Social Service Workers’
Diploma. During my program, I have gained a theoretical foundation in family dynamics and social policy, as
well as practical competency in counseling and case management. As my program requires that I complete
field placements, I have just completed my first student placement as a Youth Worker Intern at the Salvation
Army. In this position, my responsibilities included working with youth and delivering workshops, as well as
implementing community events to increase involvement. This position allowed me to gain experience
working with youth directly and I was able to effectively provide support and guidance.
I have also gained experience within the social work field through previous work experience, where I held the
position of Career Counselor Assistant at Youth Employment Services (YES). During this role, I assisted and
guided youth through career workshops and interviews in order to prepare them for the work force. One of
my main duties was to match the clients’ interests with a potential employer, which required strong
interpersonal skills and attention to detail. I believe that these skills that I have developed in my previous work
positions make me an excellent candidate for this position.
I have enclosed my resume for your review, which outlines the details of my qualifications for the position of
Guidance Counselor. Please feel free to contact me to discuss the opportunity for an interview. Thank you for
your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
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