I feel that the Master’s in Social Work program would give me the theoretical foundation as well as the intensive training that is necessary to become a successful social worker. I have always known that I wanted to become a Social Worker, advocating for those who needs a voice. I knew that I needed to change my life to achieve the goal that I set myself. 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
Social work is a unique profession with lots meaning, action, and the power to make a difference. I have interest to pull communities together, as one, help individuals and families find solutions, advance changes in social stance, promote social justice, and foster human and global well-being. Being a social worker is often a challenging yet rewarding career. Social work is a selfless and demanding field. I am great at listening, able to judge situations fairly and accurately.
I enjoyed listening to others and helping them through difficult times. Pursuing a career in social work will allow me to broaden my skills and support the underprivileged in the community. Social work is the platform that will allow me to improve the lives of others and transform their futures. Social work means supporting my community and discovering ways to educate and give resources to those that are in need. I believe my strengths include patience during a stressful situation, organization when trying to remain balanced, and empathy while helping someone through a difficult time.
All I knew was that I wanted to make a difference in someone 's life. It took me 18 years of experience and a great deal of self-reflection before I realized that social work is exactly what I 'm looking for. Now that I know, so many things come to my head when I think about why I want to pursue social work. One of the major reasons is because I 've always loved people. Since as long as I could remember I 've had a genuine care for the happiness and wellbeing of others.
Considering that, the situation is difficult, as the object of social help is personality that is understood as a unique and solid system which is dynamic in itself. So the social worker in the process of social help encounters himself with the challenge to help a person to primarily restore his worthiness which would let him to solve his problems and not, conversely, resign and live with them. Yet the social work actually still impresses with its aspirations more than with concrete and tangible achievements or prestige (Kavaliauskienė, 2005). The objective of a social worker is noble, but often he confronts himself with unsolvable tasks. This situation raises because of the twofold orientation of social work: on one hand, it is directed towards a person, but on the other hand, to the society; that is, the direction goes towards a whole and towards its part – the community and the individual – by trying to reach their interaction and consistency.
Many social workers went from working in private agencies, to working with public agencies to help the people suffering from poverty. “1000 social workers took jobs in public sectors, they fought to train caseworkers and otherwise improve the public sector service”(Abramowitz, 1998, p.513.) Social workers as a change agent, aim to make a change and in this case, social workers were helping the people suffering from poverty. These challenges facilitate social workers to have an impact towards the people. 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).
Some social workers also have employment in prisons to work with inmates. The wide choice available for social workers makes it possible for the individual to have various job opportunities, which means that a social worker can work in a setting they deem fit for them, and are able to choose a different setting if their chosen setting is not right for them. ("5 Pros and Cons of Being a Social Worker", 2015) However, although social workers have a lot of opportunities , they may be working with other professionals who might believe that they are better than you; therefore, they will look down on
Correspondingly, it will guide me to provide my clients with the ability to make informed consent. Additionally, this value is important to my future practice because it ensures that I become an advocate for my clients in every capacity, including human rights. Lastly, as a social worker, I will ensure that I work towards my clients being free from violence and the threat of violence (Heinonen & Spearman, 2010, p. 34). Secondly, as a social worker it is necessary that my practice is guided by my value of providing a service to humanity. Therefore, this will allow me to put my interests aside and place the needs of others above when working in a professional capacity.
We have to know what it is they need help with. Social workers are there to help others with all kind of problems they face including money or education. Social workers don’t judge your clients they help them and try to understand where there coming from. Social workers help others become better. I will help others by not judging even if they seem really poor or uneducated.
I am applying for a place to study social work because I have always wanted to be able to make a difference to people's lives. With social work I believe I can do this in a caring and supportive way. Many of my life experiences have led me to who I am today. The first thing I remember that caught my attention was how my cousin would always stay with my family. He would be spent weeks with at my house without contract with his parents.