In most careers professionalism is a valuable trait to have in a person’s work ethic. Social work is most certainly the kind of career in which professionalism is highly important. There are a variety of behaviors that depict professionalism. Some examples of these behaviors are appearance, demeanor, competence, ethics, verbal and writing skills, and many more. Throughout the social work program, the importance of professionalism has always been stressed, and there were several assignments that were given to us in order to apply professionalism in our field practicum and to help prepare us for our career.
As a professional Social Worker, I am morally and ethically obligated to serve my community through advocacy, awareness of relevant resources, and a passion for helping others within its best possibility. I aspire to share this love for social work through properly training subordinates and combating cynicism in the field with passion, support, and the value of the human spirit. I am fully (devoted) to obtaining my graduate degree, earning an independent license, and anticipate staying in the social work realm for the rest of my life. In order to advance as a respected clinician(,) I require the backing of an award-winning institution such as Louisiana State University. My new education will allow me to align with the LSU’s mission statement to “solve economic, environmental, and social challenges” within the social work
I will listen to my patients to find out what the voices are telling them. I will not argue with the patient because I do not hear what he/ she hears, but I will rather point out the reality that no one else can hear the voices to help distract them from the distressing voices. I will also work with them to find ways to help them cope with the voices. Some of the recommended techniques that were mentioned by the teachers during this experience include listening to music, being among friends and loved once, involving the patient in interactive activities and most importantly decreasing any stresses in the milieu. The teachers also mentioned that, patient will complain of the voices coming back when they are stressed out by either family or health issues.
I was also able to interact with parents and provide resources for education, housing, food, and nutrition. These experiences taught me how to tune my ideas into actionable goals fine and how to juggle multiple responsibilities. I was also able to cater my message to various populations and communities in a relatable way. Many of my team members and colleagues were pursuing master’s degrees in social work. My two AmeriCorps years are where I learned how the degree would complement my experience to better my performance as I climb up the career
With each class I select and achieve an A in my self-confidence flourishes. I begin to understand how the basic information I learn can be applied not only to my job but in everyday life. For my future academic career I hold this stage very close to my heart and
We promote learning culture in our units, encourage continuous education by organizing group study, unit talk, and conducting intensive program for nurses. Education is very importance in improving our nursing professional standard. I understand that a leader must have character of charisma to attract follower to influence and inspire them. Besides that, a shared vision is important in an effective leadership as it drives the leaders and team members to move forward into ongoing and systematic nursing practice development (Martin, McCormack, Fitzsimons and Spirig, 2014). Reference Cambridge Dictionary.
There are boundaries that need to be between both the clients and social worker. When having a relationship in a profession setting me as a social worker has to make sure that the client knows it’s only a professional relationship. Furthermore, Leslie, D. H. (2005) article talks about the dignity worth of the person. She first explains how social workers should treat their clients in every situation. Then she talks about how prenatal sex-selection raises a lot of complications.
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
I feel that my education at the University of North Texas has prepared me for a career in social work because it gave me opportunities to branch out of my comfort zone and become familiar with multiple populations of people. Before entering the BSW Program at UNT I was set on working with the geriatric population. I had worked with geriatrics before and was very comfortable with them, forming connections was easy, and I felt this was the population I was meant to be working with. Once I was accepted into the program though I learned that just because I had experience and was comfortable working with this specific population, it didn’t mean I had to continue working with them. My professors provided us with many opportunities to learn about and become familiar with many different populations.
As I've mentioned before, she does clinical work currently in addition to Headquarters. She has also been a social work specialist and therapist at state psychiatric hospitals, an in-home therapist, a behavior specialist in schools, a daycare teacher, as well as worked in a group home. The biggest thing she wishes she would have known before talking an administrative job is the huge focus on money. She said, "money shouldn't make the world go round, but it sure makes non-profits run." For the next generation of administrators, she believes learning how to give feedback that is constructive and purposeful is a necessity.