No other specialist has so many close links with person’s destiny as a social worker (Prakapas, 2007). So the social worker attains a big responsibility to help a person to restore his meaningful interaction with a society and to restore his suitability in the community. Hence, if a social worker’s goal is to help to restore the violated feeling of dignity, his success depends on his ability to follow the values while creating a reciprocal relationship. Theoretically this goal is not difficult to reach because it is everyone’s duty to respect others and their dignity in spite of his activity nor choices of values, as every person is
Introduction This essay aims to evaluate the role that a social care worker plays in looking after the overall well-being of older people in care, incorporating their physical, psychological and sociological needs. This role includes assisting the older person in accessing relevant supports and services to suit their individual needs. This paper will evaluate good and bad practice. Included in this essay the importance of following policies and procedures such as, HIQA standards to ensure safeguarding vulnerable adults is maintained to encourage and promote best practice is carried out by all. The Role of the Social Care Worker.
Social work is a unique profession with lots meaning, action, and the power to make a difference. I have interest to pull communities together, as one, help individuals and families find solutions, advance changes in social stance, promote social justice, and foster human and global well-being. Being a social worker is often a challenging yet rewarding career. Social work is a selfless and demanding field. I am great at listening, able to judge situations fairly and accurately.
I truly enjoyed being someone he depended on and confided in, in his last years. I strongly believe that my passion to become a social worker stems from the bravery and comforting nature of being there for my grandfather. My grandmother is a Social Worker now and I always admired and appreciated the genuine work and service she has done, for example, visiting her sickle cell patients on holidays, being able to mentor undergraduates, and the various volunteer opportunities she has done. I feel that I can be an advocate for those who are neglected or abused. I feel that the Master’s in Social Work program would give me the theoretical foundation as well as the intensive training that is necessary to become a successful social worker.
2.1 Project As a professional social worker working in the field of human services, for almost ten years, it is important that the action research project addresses one of the most common and vital issues that has affected the researcher individually, as well as other social work professionals in their career. This common issue that all social workers face is stress. Keller et al. (2012) defines stress as situations where the environmental and internal demands outweigh the resources or support systems of an individual. Within the social work profession, there are times when work-place stress becomes very overwhelming, which can cause serious effects to the psychological, mental, and physical well-being of the individual.
Professionalism is one of the most important competencies of social work. Maintaining all the different aspects and qualities of professionalism will not only portray us as good social workers, but also the more competent and empathetic we are the better we are able to help and assist our clients. Preparing for this in my field work has already showed me how I need to behave and appear to the patients at Hardin
Earlier studies found that students learning experiences were compromised by the field instructors own limited exposure to groups; this often due to the lack of focus on group work as a treatment option offered in agencies. Additionally, social work graduates ability to be effective group leaders may be compromised because of their lack of adequate preparation in the classroom and in fieldwork. The insignificant focus and attention showned by social work schools regarding group work also contribute to the students’ lack of interest in using group work as an intervention. As a result, this decreases the likely hood that students will use this intervention in their future professions (Knight,
Social Work and Social Policy are two professions that help individuals aid the people in society by means of the work that they do. Just like every profession known to mankind, social work and social policy have their advantages and disadvantages that are taken into consideration by an individual when deciding if they want to choose Social Work or Social Policy as the profession that they want to work in. Starting with Social work, there are various aspects to consider when debating whether to choose this profession : personal qualities, goals, motivations, skills, values, job opportunities and job satisfaction. In regards to personal qualities, one must keep in mind that a social worker will need multiple characteristics to be a good social
Most importantly, the value of services to humanity is central to me and the foundation for the additional social work values that are central to me because it reflects the importance of helping others and having the ability to put others’ needs before my own, which I feel is the basis for effectively practicing social work. In addition, the social work values social justice and human dignity and worth reflect the importance of all individuals having access to all resources, opportunities, and equal treatment nondependent of their background, believes, or values. Equally important, the social work value of integrity is highly important in building a strong rapport with clients which is the foundation of the working relationship. Furthermore, competence is a social work value that is central to me
Self-care agency is the ability of individuals to meet their requirement to regulate their function and development. Self-care requisites divided into 3: 1. Universal self-care requisition 2. Development self-care requisition 3. Health Deviation Self-care