Personal Narrative: Family Service Worker

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My cousin was born one month premature to a drug addicted mother. A couple of years later he was placed in foster care. That is when I met Ms. Irene Berry. She was his Family Service Worker. She spent a considerable amount of time with him, making him feel comfortable and safe. She made him feel loved. My mom obtained temporary custody of my cousin at the age of three. His mother would straighten up long enough to get him back, but then would falter and cause him to return to foster care. Through the years, Ms. Berry was constant in his life. She would come to visit and take him out to lunch. On birthdays, she would either call or send a card. When it came time to start college, I knew I wanted social services to be a part of my studies. I…show more content…
Berry was with my cousin. After taking a few classes, I have learned that Ms. Berry went above and beyond the call of duty. She did not have to send him cards. She did not have to talk to him. She did this, because she cared. When I graduated from Troy University with my Associate of Arts, I continued to further my education. Upon entering at a Bachelors level, my advisor informed me about the Social Work and the Psychology program. I didn’t know which program to choose. I chose the Psychology Program. I was thinking on the lines of becoming a counselor one day. Working in the social service field is also an option. Two years later, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. I applied for a Family Service worker position at an elementary school and got an interview. When I was in the Interview, one of the questions the interviewers asked was Why do you want to practice social work, and why do you want to work with children. I told them of my family’s past experience with foster care, and about this awesome social service worker. They called me a couple of days later and offered me the position. I accepted the job. I have worked there since 2014. I knew because of her, I would be a good social service worker. Ms. Berry was a great social service worker. Hopefully, one day I will get to her
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