A Career: The Importance Of Social Work

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Social work is profession that involves being the hands in feet of Jesus for people who are hurting, and have struggles affecting their entire life. It can be a difficult profession because the clients you will have to communicate with will be hurting, and looking to the social worker for help. Our society is hurting, and in need of people who will advocate, and promote change. However, social work is an important career, and I believe I have been called to pursue this career. I know that there will be difficulties but I am confident that God will lead me and guide me within this career. Rosebud, South Dakota has a special part of my heart. I have had the opportunity to go to the Indian Reservation. These trips have opened my eyes, and changed…show more content…
The transition out of your own home and into a different facility can be difficult for both the resident and the family, which I was not aware of until this job. This job has also shown me specific problems that the elderly may deal with, such as depression and anxiety. These opportunities have given me an interest in social work, which is why I have decided to study social work in college. Dordt College has also showed me the importance of being a Christian social worker. Throughout a person’s life they will experience pain, and hurt, however, the way people handle these situations vary. As a social worker I will not be able to solve the problems of my clients but I will have the opportunity to help. Being a Christian social worker will allow me to turn to the Bible, and to prayer when I need direction and guidance in order to help my…show more content…
Therefore, in both opportunities I have been able to share my own testimony, show the importance of having a relationship with God, and the power of prayer. People will struggle, however, without the help of God, the pain and struggle will only continue to get worse. That is why being a Christian social worker is so important. As a social worker I can advocate for people, and help them cope with difficult situations. However, I cannot heal the wounds that they have received from the past without the help of God, and prayer. Being a non-Christian social worker would be much more difficult because there is no explanation for our society being corrupt, and they have no guidance when making decisions. Another reason that being a Christian social work is important is for the social worker themselves. Social work can be a very draining career. It can affect the physical, emotional, and spiritual lives of the social worker. If a social worker is Christian they can pray for their clients, ask for wisdom, and they will also have hope for the society that non-Christian social workers may not
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