November 17, 2014
Stepneyville Community Prison
5 Colgate Street
Murchison, NZ, 0988
Dear Ms. Wood,
I wish to apply for the position of “Part-time Addictions Counselor”, as advertised in Prison Careers on November 6, 2014.
I am just about to graduate with a Bachelor of Social Services degree from Murchison Polytechnic, and am seeking a graduate counseling position in the Orkney region. I am interested in this position particularly as during my studies the Addictions paper was the one I enjoyed the most. I have also been fascinated with therapeutic communities for quite some time, and would enjoy the opportunity to work inside this challenging yet rewarding environment.
I have many skills that I believe make me an excellent candidate. For example, I possess strong mediation, negotiation, and problem-solving skills. I am also extremely motivated and resilient and have an ability to connect and form rapport with people from all socioeconomic, racial, religious, and cultural backgrounds. I am committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in my work through engaging clients in a collaborative partnership of active participation and upholding appropriate codes of ethics in order to protect their safety.
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this position. To help you in your decision-making process I have attached letters from my placement clinical manager and external supervisor.