Cover letter for EAP position(5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for an EAP position.”

Samples of cover letters for an EAP position

To get an EAP position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing an EAP cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your 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:

“Dear Azariah Goodwin,

I am excited to be applying for the position of EAP counselor. Please accept this letter and the attached resume as my interest in this position.

In the previous role, I was responsible for training to managers, labor leaders and employees on behavioral health problems as well as strategies and resources to manage them.

My experience is an excellent fit for the list of requirements in this job:

Experience in settings such as managed care, private or public clinics, with emphasis on mental health, chemical dependency, and work place issues

Training in EAP, workplace and organizational dynamics

Brief psychotherapy

Client follow-up

Current full licensure as a licensed certified social worker (LCSW) or licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Tennessee

Current, unrestricted Behavioral Health license in the State of California (LEP

Knowledge of critical incidents standards and protocols

Knowledge of confidentiality laws

I really appreciate you taking the time to review my application for the position of EAP counselor.


Marion Ledner”

Sample 2:

“Ebony Moore

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to introduce myself as an applicant for the Counselor position at River Tech. As a caring professional with a background in psychology and five years of counseling experience, I believe that I am well-suited for this position.

During my tenure at Cloud Clearwater High School, I was a guidance counselor for approximately 300 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. My duties included scheduling classes, resolving conflict between students, making class schedules for each student and setting up accommodations for students with special needs. I take pride in providing each student with compassion and care because some students don’t get that from home. I counseled many students who came from broken homes. Their parents were drug addicts or missing. Some students were abused. It was heartbreaking. I made sure to be a role model and mentor to students as well as a listening ear. I took student concerns very seriously.

My success as a counselor is rooted in my education from Coral Springs University. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in secondary education. I have known I wanted to help people since I was a young girl. My family had several issues that my high school guidance counselor helped me resolve. I have always admired her and decided that the best way to help others was to follow in her footsteps.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing more about the Counselor position at River Tech.


Ebony Moore”

Sample 3:

“Dear Quinn Kunde,

In response to your job posting for EAP counselor, I am including this letter and my resume for your review.

Previously, I was responsible for referrals to internal resources such as WorkLife , Legal and Financial Services as well as Community Resources as appropriate.

Please consider my qualifications and experience:

  • Follow internal ethical and regulatory privacy policies such as HIPAA, maintain confidentiality and private health information of members
  • Knowledge of FAA / aviation and/or experience working with aviation personnel
  • Able to attend a 6 week training onsite, in the Atlanta office
  • Alternating Wed and Fri off
  • Able to attend a 7 day training onsite, in the San Antonio office
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Proficiency (Verbal, Read/Write)
  • Doctoral level applicants are also welcome
  • Veteran, or experience working with veterans and their families

I really appreciate you taking the time to review my application for the position of EAP counselor.


Greer Marvin”

Sample 4:

“Dear Hayden Harris,

I submit this application to express my sincere interest in the EAP counselor position.

Previously, I was responsible for direct counseling, online counseling, assessment, psychoeducation, and referral to clients in need of behavioral health services.

Please consider my qualifications and experience:

  • Knowledge of federal regulations regarding substance abuse
  • Knowledge of behavioral health and drug and alcohol counseling standards and protocols
  • Demonstrated skill in PC based spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel, Word and Power Point)
  • Group/team facilitation
  • Proficient in using Microsoft office and skilled in using on-line database for record keeping
  • Excellent human relations, customer service, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Prior experience working in an EAP setting preferred
  • LCSW or other State License in the mental health field preferred

I really appreciate you taking the time to review my application for the position of EAP counselor.


Sawyer Schmidt”

Sample 5:

“Dear Casey Ortiz,

I submit this application to express my sincere interest in the EAP counselor position.

In my previous role, I was responsible for chemical dependency counseling, intervention and discharge planning as a member of an interdisciplinary team to adult individuals with chemical dependency and/or mental health problems.

Please consider my qualifications and experience:

  • Experience working within a large corporate environment
  • Experience conducting workshops and/or brown bags on health enhancement topics
  • CEAP eligible
  • Previous experience providing EAP counseling preferred
  • Sufficient auditory function to hear phones, pages, instrument and/or system alarms, verbal commands
  • Current, unrestricted Independent Behavioral Health license (LPC, LCSW, MFT, PsyD / PhD Licensed Psychologist)
  • Knowledge of theories of human behavior, knowledge of and experience in the use of a variety of treatment modalities, knowledgeable in community resources
  • Proficiency with all MS Office applications

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Jordan Stehr”

Frequently Asked Questions:

What should a counselor’s cover letter contain?

When writing a cover letter:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Mention the job you’re applying for
  • Ensure your skills and experience match the needed skills and experience for the job.

How many pages should my cover letter be?

Your cover letter should only be half a page to one full page.

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