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Include These Youth Counselor Skills
- Counseling expertise
- The ability to interact with children and teenagers
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Stamina and being able to handle pressure
- Reporting skills
- Computer literacy
- Empathy and an interest in helping people
Below is provided a cover letter sample for Youth Counselor demonstrating similar job skills and experience.
Dear Ms. Simpson:
When I learned of your search for a new and passionate Youth Counselor to join your staff at the McConnell Juvenile Center, I hastened to send along my resume for your review. My previous experience in youth program coordination and support—complemented by my excellent relationship-building and communication talents—give me confidence in my ability to significantly benefit your organization.
My background includes working directly and empathically with youth populations in need to empower them and encourage academic, emotional, and social development and growth. For the past ten years I have excelled as a youth worker in both consecutive and concurrent positions with the O—Hara Detention Center, the Louisville Public School System, and the Louisville YMCA. My skill set has enabled me to acquire expert knowledge in social service programs, delinquent support, the juvenile justice system, and behavior management in order to ensure youths’stability, safety, and wellbeing. Furthermore, my interpersonal strengths and my ability to connect with children of all ages and establish trusting relationships position me to thrive in this challenging role.
Consider the following highlights of my qualifications:
Planning, organizing, and implementing social services programs targeted toward delinquent, at-risk, and abused/troubled youth clients; coordinating and pursuing administrative, logistical, therapeutic, and medical solutions.
Generating and distributing detailed reports on individual youth clients regarding treatments and progress.
Performing Safe Crisis Management techniques when necessary.
Acquiring a reputation among peers and clients for outstanding problem solving skills, compassionate nature, and dedication to a superior level of client support and guidance.
Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Kentucky State University.
Demonstrating strong leadership and organization skills as well as the ability to motivate and collaborate with teams.
With my previous experience, complemented by my commitment to supporting and guiding youths from all walks of life, I believe I could quickly exceed your expectations for this role. The chance to discuss the position in more detail would be most welcome.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Jenny M. Ferrell