Dear Ms. Julie Perkins,
I am writing to express my interest in the position of Settlement Worker with Union Settlement Association and my credentials match the requirements listed in your posting.
I have a bachelor’s degree in social services and two years of experience working as a social worker where I gained knowledge of the educational, training and other programs available within the community. Having this information makes it possible to match the residents with the best services based on their individual needs.
I have extensive knowledge of computer programs that includes experience using MS Office, database and word processing programs. I have strong communication and interpersonal skills and I enjoy working within the community helping the residents by determining what their needs are and then helping them find the right services to match.
My abilities include organizing community groups, developing outreach materials and assisting with community events to help make the residents aware of the services available. I possess excellent organizational, planning and multitasking skills along with the ability to work independently or as part of a team to provide the best service possible.
I speak and read two languages fluently and have the ability to exercise patience, work with people from all types of ethical backgrounds and to be sensitive to the needs of the residents while still providing excellent service. I am a great match for this job and hope to meet with you soon to discuss this position in more detail.
You can reach me for an interview by calling (555)-555-5555.