(p.14). Thus, not only person’s situation but also the extent to which he or she is responsible should be regarded as a failure to achieve the status of inclusion. Here, another key element “dynamics” comes into debate. People are excluded not just because they are currently without a job or income but because they have little prospects for the future. By referring “prospects” (i.e.
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.
Introduction The social work profession, was based on values that contributed not only to its own professional development and to helping different service user groups, but also to the development of societies in general. Describe how theories and research (EBP process) inform our professional knowledgebase. A clear theoretical perspective guide and influences social work practice in five key areas: observation, description, explanation, prediction and intervention. Observation tells what to see, what to look out for. Description provides a conceptual vocabulary and framework within which observations can be arranged and organized.
What does social work mean to you? Why do you want to be a social worker? When you think about yourself as a professional social worker, what do you see as your strengths and areas for development? My interest in social work started upon the realization I was the person my family and friends would seek out for support. I enjoyed listening to others and helping them through difficult times.
Macro social work promotes human development and social justice through work with communities and organizations. It comprises of a wide variety of knowledge and skills that enables workers to lead and contribute to highly performing public and private sector organizations that focuses on the critical social issues with diverse population. As such “diverse population is a variety of people which include several characteristic against what one may deem as the norm or majority.” Macro social work is centered on investigation of larger scales to social problems and for the development and implementation of social interventions that aim at effecting positive change at the community, state, and national levels (Birkenmaier and Berg-Weger 2007). Macro practice draws from theoretical foundation and at the same time contributes to development of new theory. Macro practices goes beyond individual interventions, but are often based on needs, problems, issues, and concerns.
A) Values and ideology: Describe the values of social work and ideology that you think are most important to your future practice and why you have selected them? The values and ideologies that are most important to my future practice include respect for the inherent dignity and worth of persons, service to humanity and competence in professional practice. First, my value of providing respect for the inherent dignity and worth of persons is important to me and my future practice because it allows me to see the uniqueness in all my clients and subsequent cases. Moreover, it further guides me to allow my clients to be self-determined individuals. Correspondingly, it will guide me to provide my clients with the ability to make informed consent.
Firstly, about its integrated features, it combined the strengths of various theories which describe human behavior helpfully. Secondly, the concepts of person-in-environment introduce the behaviors of individuals interconnect with families, organizations, local communities and so on. This feature making this approach a diverse perspective to support general social work practice. Lastly, as Miley, K.K., O'Melia, M.W. & DuBois, B mentioned, “the concepts focuses on how people and their environments fit clearly, rather than forcing workers to place blame on either one for problems that arise”.
The community has symbols that creates meaning, also contributing to their identification, because of those symbols a social worker get to be able to work with clients. STRENGTH The relationship between meaning of symbols and a person’s behavior, this theory provides a bond between how an individual behaves is related to the meaning of objects and events. Provides the ability to understand small scale human interaction, it enables the understanding of family interaction. Recognizes that beliefs and opinions of reality are changeable, the belief people have on something can actually change and become part of reality. Considers the social environment in which learning takes place.
These include the promotion of critical self-reflection by social workers and working collaboratively with service users. They also include a need for an increased understanding by social workers about forms of oppression people face, which contain oppression from the use of language to maintain unequal power relations (Dalrymple & Burke, 2006, p.150 as cited in Healy, 2014). Lastly, anti-oppressive practice encourages the empowerment of people to promote self-capacity while promoting collaboration, minimal intervention and a focus on preventative
That’s why we regularly conduct training programmes as well as networking and learning events. By performing training needs’ analysis and reviewing training roadmaps, we identify and bridge training gaps to boost the capabilities of our professionals. To ensure learning continuity, we integrate education with technology to promote a collaborative and blended learning environment. Careers in Social Service Be the change you want to see and make a positive difference in society by joining the sector. You can be a part of the social services sector and play an active role in restoring hope, dignity and confidence back to communities in need.