I have learned how to have a respect for diversity. Social workers serve a diverse array of clients in many different sectors of society. Diversity offers many challenges, but it also offers strengths that can be utilized to overcome obstacles. A social worker who understands this can effectively service clients. This placement has also helped me to understand the values of the social work profession in a multitude of ways.
Critical thinking is an important part in a social worker career. A social worker has to be able to analyze each situation and observe beyond what it is shown. I have experienced in critical thinking, to see the bigger picture and not only what is shown to the public. All this qualities for academic strengths as a potential social worker are important. My personal strengths as a potential social worker are open mind, curious, believe in equality, and not a rancor person.
After that, I took their feedback, revised, and then turned it into my professor to get more feedback. Once I got my professor’s feedback, I then could revise as many times as I wanted. You are probably thinking this sounds a lot like what I did for your class. I realized once again after having your class, that revising my papers makes them much stronger. I was able to improve on the way I wrote for this genre through exploding the moment and setting the scene for my audience, which made it stand out more.
According to Buchanan &Huczynski (2004) they state that presentation skills are a must in everyday life. They also state that Presentation skill is the part of communication; better presentation and public speaking are essential part for work and social life. Effective presentation skills are important in every
Prior to attending the CPOA, students are required to send out a survey to peers, subordinates, and managers. This survey was valuable to me. A common theme is that I am caring and approachable – qualities I value as a leader. I was also told that I need to be more assertive. This is something I am aware of and will continue to work on.
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.
These experiences have helped me improve my communication skills and have showed me the importance of working within a team. I have become more aware of my values and beliefs while taking into consideration other individuals values, beliefs, goals and their needs. I hope that this course will push me forward for the career I want to pursue in the future. I would like to work in the field of social work and hope to specify in working with children with learning disabilities. I understand some of the situations I may be faced with may be very challenging however this will give me more motivation to help individuals overcome challenging situations.
The main reasons for using group work in social work are meeting people’s need to belong and using mutual aid for empowerment while developing personal growth, enhancing social functioning, social goals and promoting social justice. The group worker main objective is to engage the group in activities that facilitate the overall growth and development of the group and of each member. There are two main types of groups namely treatment groups and task groups (Sowk unit 7 pg. 257). Group work is assists social workers through the use of intervention methods to provide assistance to help individual members to cope with and resolve existing problems in their psychosocial functioning, prevent anticipated problems, or maintain an acceptable level of functioning in situations.
While at the school I was able to assess and reflect on my own learning daily through lesson reflections. This allowed me to identify areas for possible growth, and ensure I was working towards my goals outlined on my professional growth plan. I also had to opportunity to participate in several different professional development opportunities, while at the school. Continuous learning and risk taking are things that occurred throughout my PSIII internship. On several occasions, I was observed by my teacher mentor, principal and university consultant in which, I effectively responded to their feedback by listening and implementing their
I will give my best, I will work hard on my task and will use my knowledge in order to make a good work. My enthusiasm and disposal to learn will help me make my contribution to the team worth it. From the experience I hope to gain more knowledge, memories, good experience and why not... friends. My goal in order to contribute to the Conference outreach and growth of the Líderes Network is to introduce the program in my community and campus. This way more people will know the program and young people can benefit from it.
For example in the workforce if i am communicative to customers they will most likely feel welcomed and appreciated. If i am commutative with my family they can understand me and help me if i need any help. I now know what my strengths are and I am going to keep them up. Although I also have weaknesses I now know how to strengthen them in order to progress in life. The discovery wheel has help me understand myself better and make me certain of what kind of student I am.