Self-awareness and self-development work hand in hand with one another, as do personal and professional development. ‘Conscious bringing into awareness of a greater understanding of both who, and how, we are in the world is known as the process of personal development’ (Parfitt, 2006 as cited by Share & Lalor, 2009, p233). By actively working on our self-development we can advance and progress and not be stuck at a certain point. ‘The social care worker is not practising to his or her full potential if they are not engaged in awareness and development of the self’ (Share & Lalor, 2009, p123). ‘Self-awareness, self-management and self-care are critical elements of emotional and professional competence’.
I am interested in pursuing my education in obtaining my Master’s in Social Work because I have a strong passion for helping people and I can give back to my community. I have a passion to help others and committed to helping people function the best they can in their surroundings, meaning that I can provide direct services to people in their homes or place of work, helping people through social service organizations, and working towards change to improve social conditions. Like any helping profession, i.e. Doctors, Teachers, etc. Social Work seeks to help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges.
I enjoyed listening to others and helping them through difficult times. Pursuing a career in social work will allow me to broaden my skills and support the underprivileged in the community. Social work is the platform that will allow me to improve the lives of others and transform their futures. Social work means supporting my community and discovering ways to educate and give resources to those that are in need. I believe my strengths include patience during a stressful situation, organization when trying to remain balanced, and empathy while helping someone through a difficult time.
“Strength Based Practice” is also an initial approach type method used with clients. This is an approach which encourages people to take charge of their lives with the basis of strength. There are various steps involved in achieving this method, such as: building trust with the client, positively encouraging and empowering the client, laying out a set of goals for the client to work towards their needs and desires, identifying their key motivation and using their own knowledge and experiences to continue encouraging positive change in their life. Hammond, W., Ph.D. (2010) I often use this approach with clients who have overcome a trauma or difficult situation in their life. It is that strength and courage they used to seek support which will lead to their success.
What it means to have self-awareness is to know about yourself. You know about some of your strengths and weaknesses, your motives, feelings, and desires. I feel like this is one of my best skills because I know what areas that I need improvement on and I work hard to improve upon them. Whether it may be practicing it on a daily basis or asking some companions for help. Knowing myself helps me to better coordinate responsibilities when it comes to doing group projects or even when it comes to helping someone else.
Introduction In this report I will reflect on how the module content of theories, strategies and skills to help me to understand myself better also give examples of reflections from my journal and how they will inform my future work role within an educational context. Moreover, I will choose some activities, experiences and reflections which demonstrate your developing knowledge and interpersonal skills. The importance of trust in supportive relationships Trust are safety and comfort. Trust is feeling that someone has your back. Trust is an environment where individuals can be our best selves.
Along with the challenges, the authors included a wide range of helpful tips on how to cope with these difficulties which will be discussed in the latter part of this book review. 1.1 Characteristics of an effective social enterprise leader As a social enterprise leader, one must be driven by the passion
Knowing that the EYP leadership has traditionally been linked with the personal qualities of the workforce (Ritchie, 2015), helped me understood the concept of teachers as leaders as I studied and reflected on how to manage the different characteristics of my team along the journey. Besides, I also ensured that my team stood by the school’s principle of having the voice of the children taken seriously. Therefore, we managed to involve the children’s views and participation especially from the K2 and K3 levels because they were more vocal and initiative. Change 1: To redo the old learning boards I first observed the setting to learn the areas that needed improvement (Campbell-Barr and Leeson, 2016). I also used an environmental checklist (Appendix 1.1) as a justification to the facts that I discovered.
With that being said, I’ve learned that leadership is a set of skills that we can learn in order for our group to successfully end with a common goal. We must be able to adapt to different situations in order to get the job done, by building good relationships with people who may be very different than us, continuously motivating and inspiring, with hopes of creating changes to how your groups believes things ought to
My View Points on the Social Work Ethics Values I define values as someone’s personal view of what they feel is important in their life, and the way they act towards that value. Values affect people in different ways. An example of a value that someone views as important would be no sex before marriage. The two values that I picked that reflects on how I was raised are; importance of human relationship and dignity worth of the person. Understanding and Defining the Values I first chose to write about the importance of human relationships because to me that is an important value to me.