Cover letter for DSW position (5 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for a DSW position.”

Samples of cover letters for a DSW position

When applying for a DSW position, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for a DSW position”

“Isla Cisneros

City, State, Zip Code

Home: 000-000-0000

RE: Developmental Service Worker, September 23, 2014

Dear Ms. Roberson,

As a highly skilled Developmental Service Worker, I read your posting for a new Developmental Service Worker with interest. My experience aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking, in particular my role as a Developmental Service Worker at Darby County Community Services, and I am certain I would make a valuable addition to your organization.

With more than 9 years of experience as a Developmental Service Worker, I am adept in needs assessments, direct support, and performance management. Moreover, while my on-the-job experience has afforded me a well-rounded skill set, including first-rate interpersonal and time management, I excel at:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual service plan development
  • Career planning
  • Life skills coach
  • Multi-disciplinary teams

In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I have a solid educational foundation and a passion for human services. Please review my attached resume for additional details regarding my expertise and abilities. I will follow up to request an appointment to discuss how my experience and background meet your needs.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Isla Cisneros”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for a DSW position”

“Dear Ms. Lisa Whitehead,

I would like to be considered for the developmental service worker position that is open at DP Technology Services, Inc.

I have a bachelor’s degree in social work and am a certified as a developmental service worker. I have worked with people in many different ages groups who have developmental disabilities. I have learned and created my own strategies to provide support that is respectful to all clients. I have a great deal of experience in both the private and public sectors and have helped people with a wide range of physical, mental and development disabilities.

I am very passionate about helping people who need support to deal with their disabilities. I love challenges and nothing is more challenging than this field but the intrinsic rewards are worth it. I am mature and flexible and understand that it takes creativity to get to the end result. I am just as effective when working in a team environment as when working on my own. I have great observational skills and can assess both verbal and nonverbal behaviors.

My long term goal is to find a position that offers me the challenges that I seek and the added benefit of stability. I would like the chance to discuss with you your needs in a developmental social worker further to see if I would fit into your organization. I am certain that I would be an asset and would offer your clients the help and care that they deserve.

Please feel free to contact me any time by calling (555)-555-5555 to set up a meeting.



George Velazquez

Encl: Resume”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for a DSW position”


DSW Recruiting Team

Dear Team,

As a first year MBA student at Olin, I am interested in the Summer 2016 IT Interns position at DSW for the summer of 2016. Prior coming to business school, I worked for Ericsson for 6 years. In my last role, I was leading a cross functional team of Subject Matter Experts to provide solutions on various touch points in Sales and ordering cycles.

The projects I worked on required dealing with ambiguity, doing deep-down situation analyses, making problem statements, formulating solutions, and implementing solutions. One of my biggest achievements at Ericsson was reducing the delivery lead time for third party products by 50%; the project was also nominated for Ericsson Quality awards. In addition, I have developed the value sales playbook to maximize ROI for the customer and provide a one-stop shop for sales personnel by including a SWOT analysis of the products, competitive positioning and strategic negotiation methods. The sales playbook achieved a 9% reduction in telecom equipment costs for the customer, enhancing customer satisfaction.

I am interested in the Summer 2016 Internship position because it would provide me with the right platform and opportunity to display the skills gained in my prior job and business education. I see a lot of good opportunities for me to explore in this division. I have expertise in the areas of Value-based selling, pricing, bid management, process optimization, quality improvement, team handling, and project management.

I have attached my resume for your review. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how I could add value to your organization this summer.”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for a DSW position”

“Dear Ms. Laura Alcorn,

I am applying for the development worker position that is available at your company, Development Centers, Inc.

I have a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in psychology and volunteered in my community while I was attending college in order to gain practical experience. I have a huge interest in social work and since graduation have led community initiatives to offer my skills to people of my community. I have many causes that are important to me and I have worked with nonprofit organizations in many different aspects.

I have leadership experience and enjoy helping those who may not be able to help themselves by starting community initiatives to give this person a better way of life. I have worked on inner-city farms and helped to promote safe playgrounds for inner-city children. I also helped parents in these community access free inoculations and vaccinations to help combat epidemic health issues.

I have a great love for my community and want to see young people rise above their surroundings by offering them goals that are achievable. I am a great communicator and use this skill to teach both parents and children that it is possible to make dreams come true through hard work and dedication. I have also used my education to offer tutoring services to those students who may not have had a chance at gaining the educational tools that would allow them to gain higher learning.

Please feel free to contact me any time to further discuss what I could bring to your company by calling me any time at ((555)-555-5555).



Keith Wood

Encl: Resume”

Sample 5: “Cover letter for a DSW position”

“Dear Ms. Coyle

As a skilled professional with nearly eight years of experience providing services to individuals afflicted with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, I am pleased to present the enclosed resume in response to your posting for a Disability Support Worker. My background in ensuring outstanding levels of personal care and support positions me to substantially assist your team in meeting—and exceeding—its objectives.

From counseling patients and encouraging positive and goal-oriented attitudes to assisting with basic life tasks and maintaining meticulous records, my experience in supporting RNs and physicians across all facets of patient care positions me to excel in this position. Communicating with cross-functional staff, assisting patients with their needs, and providing rehabilitation techniques are just a few of many tasks at which I excel, consistently providing a superior level of compassionate care.

Highlights of my experience include the following:

Performing a range of critical functions for disabled patients as a Support Worker with Sunbeam Medical Services’such as cooking and serving meals, obtaining medications, and performing general housekeeping tasks—for patients with chronic and acute health issues including asthma, COPD, dementia, diabetes, and cancer.

Empowering clients to live as independently as possible, handling tasks spanning from personal hygiene to shopping to medication administration.

Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to advancing overall client health and wellbeing.

Receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Kansas State University in 2008.

With my proven success in supporting care and treatment for a wide variety of disabled patients, I am confident in my ability to significantly contribute to your organization and make a positive impact on your clients lives. An opportunity to discuss your needs and my qualifications in more detail would be most welcome.

Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Andrea K. Wooten”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for a DSW position

What are the requirements of a disability support worker?

Skills of a disability support worker

  • Basic nursing skills
  • First aid knowledge
  • Emotional stability and a caring personality
  • Team-work
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

How do you write technical skills in a cover letter?

Tips for writing a technical cover letter:

  • Customize the cover letter for the tech company. 
  • Make your first sentence count. 
  • Focus on providing value.

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