What does social work mean to you? Why do you want to be a social worker? When you think about yourself as a professional social worker, what do you see as your strengths and areas for development? My interest in social work started upon the realization I was the person my family and friends would seek out for support. I enjoyed listening to others and helping them through difficult times.
For example, we must be able to acknowledge our client’s capacity for change and provide them with choices and resources to do so. In some ways, this is similar to a friendship because we seek to encourage positive change in a friendship and help our friends identify what is within them. Thus, a friendship that is supportive and encouraging will promote growth and the friendship is essentially like a resource to promote change. Moreover, as a social worker, we must keep the main objective of our relationship in the forefront and ensure that boundaries are set to help clients understand
I most often use, and in line with Sara’s case: “The Interactional Theory” and “Strength Based Practice”. “The Interactional Theory” of Social Work is a form of practice used by Social Workers which establishes a working, but most importantly, positive relationship with a client. Shulman, L. (2015). This is similar to the “Contracting” phase but is an ongoing practice used throughout sessions with clients. This is an essential and foundation stage of client sessions, in my opinion.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate To Study Human Development? Human development is a good choice for people who are not just great listeners, but are also passionate and caring. For careers in this field it is also important that you are tolerant and empathetic because you’ll be dealing directly with people. In addition, you need to have good problem solving skills, be respectful and flexible. As with most career paths, decision making is useful as is the ability to manage time, manage people and writing and
Something that I consider to be both a strength and a weakness in my social work career is my gentle and reassuring manner. On the surface, this may seem like an excellent trait to have. I am very much a “people person” and others are naturally drawn to me. I tend to look at situations in a positive light as much as possible and have become an expert in removing tension between family members or dealing with end-of-life concerns. The majority of the residents value this quality in me and seek me out when a difficult decision needs to be made.
The concept can be very useful in resolving conflict, connecting with people and living life in a conscious way, attuned to genuine life style. I will be more observance, empathetic and very clear in my way of approach with people without hutting feelings. My communication skill has improved and I will continue to learn how to listen which will ultimately lead to natural compassion to Running Head: Conscientious
The versatility of skills and knowledge expected of the career counsellor in processing with client their career choices requires specialised training and the coaches who possesses personality characteristics that makes this journey more pleasant and motivating. The second key pointer, is the need for continuing education to acquire and maintain a reasonable level of awareness of the modern and on-going scientific and professional facts and news in the fields of activity. Counsellors maintain their competence in the skills they use, where they are open to new procedures, and remain informed regarding best practices for working with diverse populations since our society now is multi-cultural. (ACA, 2014) The career counsellor must be skilful
While it's a tremendous act of courage being able to persevere with exposing myself to social situations, it is also important to create goals that I want to accomplish during each one. In addition to my first idea in overcoming my social anxiety, my second idea is to devise a list of smaller goals for each situation I put myself in. For example, if the setting takes place in a classroom full of students, I will make it a goal to contribute and participate in group activities and discussions. If the setting is at a work or club meeting, I will make an effort to pitch at least one of my ideas or comment on an issue. By creating objective goals and continuously accomplishing something new in each social situation, I will be making it a habit to be assertive and respect my own needs.
My strengths include dealing with conflicts in a group, identifying my self-development and also what I need to improve on, supporting others is also another strength of mine due to the kind of work that I am doing, I work in a Mental Health care home supporting of others. My other strengths are working as a team which you have to do working with others, because team work is an essential part of a good working environment, team work works better with good communication skills. Also you work a lot in groups at university so working as a team is important. Lastly working with services users in the correct manner will help them to trust and respect you if given back, you have a duty of care towards your services users. .
The role of a counselor is to make the client feel special by being the mirror in which they can look into their conscious and find their true self-worth without damaging the image of themselves in their mind and aiding them to overcome the obstacles they are facing in leading a fully functional life. To do this, the counselor needs to call upon client respect not only in action but in words and expressions as well. Empathy must be an integral part of the process while getting to know the client and how the client perceives the factual