Social Work seeks to help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges. I want to improve the well-being of people and society. Social Work looks to improve the quality of life for individuals. I care about social justice, human dignity, and I enjoy working with diverse populations. Social work is a unique profession with lots meaning, action, and the power to make a difference.
Democratic leadership is widely used in environments which require participation, involvement, creativity and commitment to a settlement. Researchers are inclined to believe that this leadership style is usually the most effective, since its benefits far outweigh any potential costs. Increased followers’ productivity, satisfaction and entanglement are the usual consistent output that arise when adopting a democratic
Summary This is a summary of the journal “ Social Works as an Integral Profession” written by Heather Larkin. In the journal, Heather describe social work as a profession. The main center of the social work is to provide service to the vulnerable people in the purpose of promoting social well-being. Social work practice is guide by knowledge, skills and values on helping service users to improve their social function, their ability to interact with and relate to others within their social contexts. Since the establishment of social work, it had been a comprehensive career and keep on develop across the time.
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
As a professional it is my personal responsibility to help cultivate the community in which they grow because they are our future. My belief is that interventions can be put in place along with social programs giving them the best opportunity to flourish. Another population that holds a special place in my heart is the geriatric population. I believe that it my duty to help the population that has once cultivate our society to adjust to and cope with problems they may experience. In addition to working with children and geriatrics I have also worked with people who were diagnosed with Post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer 's disease to name a few.
One behavior that I truly appreciated and think is vital when leading is checking in with the members. It helped form a great support system within the trip and aided in my ability to be open and comfortable with the group. This directly relates to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which I think is extremely important for a leader to remember for group development. Also, going along with the idea of recognizing needs, our leader was a great example of servant leadership. They were always looking out for the needs of others and being that guidance and aid.
Gaining the key knowledge and competencies in relation to recovery is crucial for professionals, such as Social Workers, to have. Competencies are defined as the skills, attitudes, behaviour and knowledge that is required for mental health practitioners, and these competencies apply to everyone, regardless of culture and age (O’Hagan, 2001). The competencies were established and developed mainly by service users, as their input on their recovery is significant (O’Hagan, 2001). Social Workers in the mental health field have the opportunity to influence and encourage the process of recovery, and it is important to have a positive influence, which is why there are key recovery competencies and knowledge that are required (Harvey, 2006). Past research
Interview is an important component of any social work helping process. Therefore, I would also compare my experience with social work theories that address interview issues. In social work, building rapport is essential in the relationship between clients and social workers. Besides building trust, at a deeper level, rapport helps the client make a connection with the social worker (Williams, n.d.). Therefore, I seek to apply this knowledge when I conducted this interview.
Students don’t use their time outside of class correctly due to parents not being there to contribute to the students out of school activities. Students will struggle to concentrate in school once coming back from suspension because they have missed out on class activities and also haven’t been able to participate in group tasks that might help them focus and contribute to their grade. Parents also need to contribute to the discipline, but cannot because of them working and also not being able to help the student with the work and understanding of the discipline. Suspending a student should not be a disciplinary measure in primary schools because it can affect their school work, by not giving them the support they need to continue on working in a school class environment as home life and doesn’t help their parents with communicating to their child about the incorrect behaviours due to parents not being able to help support their
Social workers often need their own psychiatrist first, in order to be the most efficient in their practice. This aspect is known as the “psycho” part of the Biospycho-social Spiritual perspective. There are several aspects of my being that I can affectively contribute to the social work profession. For example, I utilize my time effectively. I take very in depth notes, and I am also a comprehensive listener.