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Include These Community Support Worker Skills
- Training in social sciences, social work, or psychology
- Experience working with communities
- Being able to interact with people from multiple backgrounds
- Self-motivation and enthusiasm
- Excellent listening skills
- Tact and diplomacy
- An empathetic personality
Comparable Community Support Worker qualifications can be seen in the example cover letter displayed below.
Dear Mr. Burnham:
Upon learning of your need for a Community Support Worker to join your staff at the Horizon Community Coalition, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. My experience in providing rehabilitative support and resource coordination—as well as my comprehensive education and training in psychology, sociology, and crisis intervention—give me confidence in my ability to significantly benefit your organization.
My background in social support, service coordination, and operational leadership has prepared me to excel in this capacity. My communication strengths, coupled with my ability to quickly connect with individuals and establish trusting relationships, position me to thrive in this challenging role.
Consider the following highlights of my qualifications:
Thriving in a challenging and high-pressure role as a Support Worker with the Domestic Violence Victim’s Shelter, assisting women who have been victims of domestic assault in accessing relevant support programs, navigating the legal system, and developing Individual Resiliency Plans.
Performing initial client assessments, facilitating wrap-around services, coordinating resource team meetings, and developing crisis plans.
Completing comprehensive training program in crisis intervention to advance skills and education; holding a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology.
Utilizing superior organizational and interpersonal abilities to provide optimal solutions and support in difficult situations.
Demonstrating outstanding program and project management skills, as well as the ability to motivate and lead goal-focused teams.
With my previous experience and education, complemented by my fervent interest in providing critical assistance to clients in need, I could swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. The opportunity to discuss the position in further detail would be most welcome. Thank you for your consideration.
Molly H. Hayes