It is not sufficient if the social worker apprehends that the person himself and his dignity are the main values. It is indispensable to engage to stimulate the security of human dignity and its maintenance. Correspondingly, the professional work of a social worker, his trust in the client and the appreciation of his efforts in the helping process can lead to a better quality of his
Who I identify as, including identifying as a social worker once I graduate, will have some level privilege and power attached to the chosen identities. Gelfand, Sillivan, and Steinhouse (2002) noted that there are may dimensions that influence our personal and professional relationships with others, and these dimensions shape how we see and interact with, include or exclude them, and ways that we oppress or discriminate against them. As a social worker whose clients share my same identity, we may benefit by my having a shared understanding of cultural norms and expectations to reach a common goal. For clients who share commonalities with me, we may benefit by being able to work more collaboratively and possibly a more trusting relationship than one that must be built over time. However, just as similarities can be empowering, I must remember that the client knows best despite our shared identities that may speak otherwise.
This can also relate to person in environment, “Social workers realize that they must pay attention to the environment in which people live, and they work to change the environment so that if functions more effectively for individuals, families, and communities”(Segal, Gerdes, Steiner, 2014, p.7). In this case, many social workers in the great
In the reading, the author discusses throughout the chapter skills and techniques in the middle phase of working with a service user. Honesty is a value that is highly respected in the social work profession because it creates authenticity and trust in the therapeutic alliance. I agree with the statement completely, as I believe that being honest in regards to what one is feeling as a social worker allows the service user to be honest with how they are feeling as well. Further, it is explained that empathy is of vast importance when working with a service user in order to connect, help them uncover what they are feeling, and find specific approaches and techniques that would be beneficial to the service user. Although I agree that empathy is an important skill for a social worker to have when working with a service user, I feel that at times it can be an issue.
According to Conservation of Resources Theory, job resources play an important role in reinforcing positive images of oneself and could lead to work engagement (Demerouti et al., 2001). Social support may also play an extrinsic motivational role in better achieving work goals. However, not all studies have supported a link between coworker social support and engagement. De Lange et al. (2008) did not find social support predictive of later (16 months) engagement.
Such as, a two people in a relationship; if they are compatible it will work out but if they are not, things tend to take a turn for the worse. In social work or even psychology, we as people must take things into consideration, such as being able to trust people, believe that change is possible and will eventually happen, and having the ability to be flexible. Knowing me as a person, I believe I have what it takes to be compatible as a social worker. According to Elizabeth A. Segal, author of “An introduction to the Profession of Social Work: Becoming a Change Agent (2016),” explains that a social worker is to promote human and community well-being (p.2). I am always or most of the time patient while waiting for change and am willing to trust those no matter what.
Social workers are taught to be aware of their power, so that they are not controlling the client 's decision, but rather teaching them how to make their own decisions. By providing support and assistance to clients, social workers are closing up the gap of inequality for many
Therefore, it is argued that a greater emotional carrying capacity in a relationship between people be associated with a higher degree of psychological wellness in the workplace (Carmeli et al., 2009). Connectivity found in a relationship enables non-defensive reaction, encourage members to be open to and converse about new challenges. Lack of openness in a relationship creates a situation where members are more afraid to speak out, which demonstrates an absence of psychological safety. Therefore, connectivity in
Professional conflict in distribution of increasingly scarce resources can also occur. Where any conflict occurs, it is vital to involve the service user in discussion of what their needs are rather than making judgement. Never abuse power, instead take practical and logical steps to make ethical decisions. It is important for Social Workers, or any professional, working in a mental health setting, to be conscious of differences in values, beliefs and morals and the values of the service user should be placed at the centre of policy and practice. This practice can be guided by the following three values-based principles outlined by Mental Health England : • Recognition that not everyone holds the same values and beliefs.
Social work is a connection between client and the social worker which requires empathy and a deep understanding of feelings, intentions and thoughts. This understanding is necessary to evaluate the client’s needs and to develop an appropriate strategy for providing assistance (Lundberg 2010). Cultural Competence A major challenge which social workers may face is that many times indigenous clients feel neglected and discriminated by a non-indigenous social worker. The lack of knowledge of Australian Indigenous history and culture is an important factor which creates hurdle in providing assistance to the indigenous clients. Norms, beliefs and ideas incorporated within a culture make communication and interaction easier for people from the same