Director, Social Work Services
The Royal Sherbert Hospital
Dear Ms Brown
Re: Senior Social Worker (Emergency Department)
I am writing to apply for the position of Senior Social Worker – Emergency Department at The Royal Sherbert Hospital, as advertised on 2 November 2012.
My qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Counselling for Health and Social Care and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New England. My professional experience includes 10 years as an Emergency Department Social Worker and four years working in rural and remote communities with the Central Health District Service.
I am a determined, responsible and caring social worker, with a track record in providing social work services of the highest standard. I possess high level professional social work skills and have long demonstrated these through the provision of specialised clinical services to people presenting with mental health conditions, depression, disability, or those suffering child abuse, domestic violence or sexual abuse. These services have encompassed crisis intervention, liaison, supportive counselling and advocacy to deliver positive outcomes for patients, their families and carers.
I have developed an exceptional ability to work calmly in a challenging environment, often working with crisis presentations. These challenges have taught me to think and act quickly and decisively, and to be adaptable and highly resourceful.
My 14 years of experience in social work has provided me with an abundance of experience to draw upon, and I am also committed to ongoing professional development and learning across a range of issues. I believe it would be an exciting and challenging opportunity to work at The Royal Sherbert Hospital and be involved with your expanding public health services.
Thank you for your consideration of my application. I look forward to discussing the position with you further.