Speech Therapist Cover Letter
A speech therapist cover letter does not guarantee that you will be appointed for the job without being interviewed. However, it allows the employer to judge whether you qualify for the job requirements and the interview. A well written and informative cover letter helps you in this matter. Writing such a cover letter is not a challenging or tough task. You only need to provide a detailed summary of your qualifications combined with the experience you have gained in this profession.
Generally, a cover letter comprises four sections. First is the introductory part wherein you have to write your name, complete postal address, telephone number and e-mail id. This is followed by name and address of the recruiter along with the name of the organization you are applying for. Next section is the subject or reference line in which you need to write subject of the letter, usually "Application for XXXX job in XXXX newspaper/magazine/job portal". The following section is where you address the recruiter as "Dear" or "Respected". In the first paragraph of the cover letter, state how you came to know about the job and how keen you are to work for the organization. In the second paragraph describe your experience, skills and qualifications for this profession. The third paragraph should ideally present a note of thanks to the recruiter and a statement that you expect a positive response. To close the letter, use "Sincerely", "Yours sincerely" or "Regards" followed by your name and signature.
Job of a Speech Therapist
The job of a speech therapist is to treat the patients suffering from speech disorders such as lisps, stuttering, cluttering, etc. Speech therapists adopt various speech exercises, equipments and treatment plans according to the individual requirements of the patient and the severity of disorder. Speech therapist need to be highly knowledgeable of the treatment plans and also possess excellent communication skills to deal with the patients.
A sample speech therapist cover letter can help you to gain perfection in writing cover letter.
1497, Viking Lane, Grayson Square
Seattle, Washington 45220
Date: July 16, 2011
Human Resource Manager
Stanton Healthcare Foundation
Seattle, Washington 45225
Subject: Application for the job of Speech Therapist advertised in Health Jobs Guide
I read about the opening for Speech Therapist in your clinic in Health Jobs Guide and I find myself to be competent for this job. I am very much interested to join your organization owing to the repute you hold in delivering healthcare services.
I have been working as speech therapist for the past seven years and in this period; I have successfully treated patients from different age groups with disorders ranging from mild to very severe. I have also participated in the treatments camps organized by various nonprofit organizations. As a healthcare professional, I abide to provide treatment to the patients irrespective of their gender, caste, background or history. I am also capable of dealing with a large number of patients and work overtime to ensure wellbeing of the patients.
I can assure you that if given a chance, I will definitely win your confidence by providing excellent service to the patients and contribute in their betterment through my honest and dedicated efforts.
Please find enclosed copies of my resume, credentials and reference letter along with the application. You can contact me on the given telephone number and e-mail id as and when you feel comfortable. I appreciate and thank you for the time you spared to read my letter. I expect a timely and positive response at your earliest convenience.
Please note that any mistake in your cover letter can distract the attention of the reader. Check twice so that any mistakes can be corrected before you send your speech therapist cover letter to the employer.
10608 Alpine Court
Oxford, OH 45208
March 26, 2009
University of Ohio Medical Center
Division of Speech Pathology in the Department of Otolaryngology
Sarah Smith, MA, CCC-SLP
240 West Cherry St, Room C-104
Troy, OH 60622
Dear Mrs. Sarah Smith,
I am applying for the full-time, CFY position in speech-language pathology at the University of Ohio Medical Center. I learned of this opportunity through the www.speechpathology.com website. This spring I will complete my graduate studies in the Speech Pathology and Audiology program at Miami University in Oxford, OH, and I hope to relocate to the Troy area to be near family and to begin my career. During my undergraduate and graduate studies, I had the opportunity to assist clients with a variety of communication disorders and ranging in age from 6 years to adult.
One of the main reasons I am interested in the position at the University of Ohio Medical Center stems from a very successful clinical experience I had last summer at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. During that practicum, I spent a significant amount of time with adults who had speech, language, voice, and/or swallowing disorders. In addition, I spent last fall at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics where I provided services to infants, children, and adolescents, ranging in age from birth to age 21, who were experiencing developmental or behavioral problems. Through these experiences, I developed a passion for medical speech pathology and a desire to grow professionally in a medical setting.
The enclosed resume describes my experiences in the field and other related activities, all of which demonstrate my willingness to work hard and assume leadership responsibilities. I have a strong academic background in anatomy, neuroscience, neurogenic cognitive/language disorders, voice, and dysphagia.
I am confident I have the knowledge, enthusiasm, and interpersonal qualities that will be a positive contribution to the University of Ohio Medical Center. I would appreciate the opportunity to interview for this position and would be happy to complete an application if necessary.
If you need additional information, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your consideration.