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.
The quality MSW program offered at Our Lady of the Lake will enable me to conduct research into, and increase my understanding of the diversity this program entails. I know that my adaptive personality will help me to form lasting connections to further build my professional goals. I believe that I my passion, drive, having an open mind and willingness to learn will grant me success as a Social Worker. I am determined to do all that I can to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work and commit myself to improving the social and personal experiences of family’s, geriatrics, and children. After receiving my degree, I want to find a career in Child Welfare, while also servicing the geriatric
I actually agree with the National Association of Social Workers' Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice. Becoming a social work, people have to have self-awareness, cross-cultural knowledge/skills, professional education, and leadership to advance cultural competence. These standards to establish to the achievement of social justice for all. The profession itself is dedicated to the welfare and self-realization of people. Social workers are committed to human rights.
To serve others you need a favorable character, which I believe I posses. Participating in social services for orphanages and homes for elders have been experiences that build my character. By helping others I help myself be a better person, and get new prespectives of life. Being part of the National Honor Society comes with its benefits and responsibilities. I am prepared to take both and fulfill them as best as I can.
APTA vision statement for physical therapy “transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience” is an important component that can contribute to the quality of life for all people. I do believe that making the best use of movement can improve one's human experience. The human body is made up of joints and tendons that had evolved to help humans achieve movement. The human body is designed with the ability of movement, no matter how small. Optimizing this ability should help transform society.
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.
2. What attributes of the effective practitioners in public welfare did you see in Tim’s dealing with Fannie Mae, Jolene, and the boys? Social welfare addresses the general well-being of individuals and families; social workers oversee national programs and systems that deliver social, health and public welfare services, which are intended to enhance the person’s quality of life and to help him or her, achieve the desired standard of living. According to Romanyshyn and Romanyshyn (1971), social welfare can be viewed as the “first line support to enable individuals to cope successfully with a changing economic and social environment and to assure the stability and development of social institutions” Tim display attributes of genuineness,
After volunteering at events like Homeless Connect I learned I am helping this population receive occupational justice, hopefully giving them the means to participate in meaningful occupations. Occupational therapy practitioners can take on an advocate’s role in order to promote occupational justice and to empower clients ‘‘to seek and obtain resources to fully participate in their daily life occupations” (Maloney, Myers, & Bazyk, 2014). Another area that would be beneficial to know when working with this population are their thoughts on health care. Emerging roles in
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.
Over the semester I have learned many new aspects of social work that have helped deepen my understanding of what social work is really about. This course has taught me things that will help me become a better person and will also help me with my future working with children. Self reflection is a key skill to have when working in social work. We need to understand how we are, and our social location, influence everything we do with social work. My beliefs and values would be beneficial for being a social worker because I have a caring no judgment, personality that allows me to be a neutral and to listen to people.