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.
My project has served my community and provided me with the practice of life skills. Despite extensive planning, there were some problems that delayed the project; however, my project was able to be completed. Through the planning and completion of the project, I was given the opportunity to learn more about myself; through leadership responsibilities. I realized the potential I have to make a change in my community. The struggles I encountered has allowed to me to be patient, accept things that I cannot change, and keep pushing onward to my
This is important in case of conflict or if conflict can be avoided. A leader must also be quick at making decisions. Most of all a leader must model their beliefs and cares in order to be respected by peers ( Kelly & Tazbir, 2013, p. 5-6). I viewed this leader as a transformational leader. She had a vision on how the team should progress through the day.
This is important to me because I have a passion for helping people and trying to better their lives. One of the ethical principles that is important to me is “social workers behave in a trustworthy manner” (Code of Ethics) and the value that goes along with this is integrity. I strongly believe that someone’s integrity says many
This type is targeted towards individuals and families with physical and mental health issues or substance abuse that have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness. Rapid re-housing provides short-term rental assistance and services. The goals are to help people obtain housing quickly, increase self-sufficiency and stay housed (EndingHomelessness.org). Housing is key to ending homelessness, there is simply not enough affordable housing and without this housing many homeless are likely to continue to cycle in and out of
Community work is an essential part of social work. It has been defined as “the process of assisting people to improve their own communities by undertaking autonomous collective actions.”(Twelvetrees, 2001) It entails getting the support of communities members to undertake projects or tasks that would be beneficial for the community. In community work, workers “operate as facilitators with people in relation to what those people decide to become involved with.”(Twelvetrees, 2001) It takes special skills to work within communities especially if the community is not very open to suggestions and the issue to be addressed is sensitive. To be effective in community work, it takes a collaborative effort and partnership to bring about changes and advance the community. When working with communities, the planned change model as developed by Kirst-Ashman & Hull (2009) is a tool that can be utilized.
The customer was enthusiastic about applying for that solution. Gained agreement on next steps. (High) 11/7 Korey went over the door to be ordered and verified all the details. She gained commitment by processing the credit application and closing the sale. Customer knows we appreciate and value his or her business while drawing the conversation to a close.
This is why thoughout the years I've tried to look for opportunities to help people. By looking back on all the things Connie did for her community, I noticed how important volunteering and doing community service. Not only does this benefit the person that is receiving the help, but it also benefits the provider. Indeed, doing community service molds a person’s character and personality. Perhaps this is why I was so eager to begin community
She did not know sign language but she did understand what I was asking for. She acted in a much more professional manner. She was able to get me what I needed. My experience at Kroger took me by surprise. I had taken my grocery list to a Kroger worker.
My field of study is Social Work and it is important to know the challenges and programs available within the community. There are many benefits to volunteering. The best way to find the unreached needs in your community is to be a part of it. I am hoping that volunteering will help me make a decision about a career choice. I am not sure if I want to work with children, the elderly, veterans, the poor, victims of abuse, the homeless, or a combination of them all.
Hello Debra, We share some common experience as I also worked for a homeless service organization, serving homeless families. As the Assistant to the Director, I took this job very seriously as well. Shelter Programs are in the media, therefore, I agree that this course is important for business to understand ethics in working with the consumers, Executive Staff, Board of Directors and Stakeholders. I feel that we will learn much from this course. -Elizabeth
Doug, I am very interested in applying to be an Astin Scholar, and I wanted to get your thoughts on an idea I had for the application 's research proposal. As you probably already know, getting the homeless housed is one of the top goals of activists and non-profits today. Their argument is that a housing-first approach gives a homeless individual the dignity and motivation they need to begin the hard work of turning their life around and integrating back into society. I thought I could do an analysis of the mental health of homeless individuals who aren 't housed, versus the mental health of those who are. I am unsure of what sort of a methodology I would use to collect my data, but I feel my concept would make for profound research.
It means so much because of the lessons I learned. From day one, I had to make tough choices, such as giving up a sport I had been committed to four three years to pursue a dream. Every day as an adult, I will be dealt tough choices, and I am capable of making them. Hard work and dedication also were very prevalent in this situation. Although I work hard for everything I do and am always dedicated, I learned that hard work and dedication are much stronger when goals are made.
We have made it our mission to reach out to the homeless in the Fort Worth community and its’ surrounding counties. According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2016, there were approximately 1,924 people either living unsheltered, in emergency shelters or in transitional housing in both Tarrant and Parker County. Many of these individuals are struggling with mental health disorders, abuse, abandonment, and loneliness. With your help we can provide the basic necessities such as warm blankets, coats, socks, undergarments, toiletries, backpacks, sleeping bags. In addition, we can provide them with community resource information that will help them rebuild their lives.
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