Social Work Reflection

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Throughout my collegiate journey in my undergraduate studies in Social Work I have learned a tremendous proportion of knowledge as it relates to being a competent and ethical Social Worker. One primary lesson that I have learned is that in order to proficiently serve clients, Social Workers must consistently evaluate and enhance their clinical skills. To effectively service populations that are at risk, vulnerable, and oppressed Social Workers must be educated on the demographics of the target population. Social Workers must also be eager and willing to conduct, engage and study evidence based research to competently assist clients, communities and systems. The N.A.S.W. Code of Ethics (2008) discusses how competence is an ethical value of the profession. Social workers must practice within their areas of competence and develop and enhance their professional expertise. Social workers should continually strive to increase their professional knowledge and skills and to apply them in practice. Social workers should also aspire to contribute to the knowledge base of the profession I was assigned to the Covenant House for my field placement at the beginning of my Senior year. The Covenant House is an homeless youth shelter located in Detroit, Michigan that assists at risk homeless youth from the ages of eighteen to twenty-four years old. My role at the agency is a resource specialist, who provides the residents with life applicable skills that will promote their well-being and
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