Generalist Practice Generalist social work practice is the ability of the social worker to employ various theories, practice skills, and interventions in a variety of settings with a diverse population (Miley, O’Melia, DuBois, 2013). The generalist social worker should work to advocate social justice and promote human dignity while upholding the NASW Code of Ethics. The generalist social worker may work on the micro (individual), mezzo (client system), macro (community or systems of care) levels (Miley et al., 2013). The social worker may begin working with an individual and discover the issue they are facing causes them to now advocate on a higher level such as in the case of Carol and Joseph. Case of Carol and Joseph History of Case Carol
In the agency, the social workers can overcome differences by encouraging them to mingle in an informal or social setting. For example, the agency can bring together individuals with common needs or interests ranging from various cultural backgrounds. Additionally, the agency can consider organising staff dialogues and team building. These programs provide a valuable opportunity for employees to interact, connect with each other and share their experiences.
In Sonia Sotomayor’s lecture “A Latina Judge’s Voice”, she asserts that the social knowledge one has acquired helps to shape that person’s social identity, and that social identity is a part of that person in so much as that it will be reflected in his or her decision
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.
According to author Wittenberg Renee in “Opportunities in Social work career”, explains that social worker are playing important role in our society. By helping those people who are facing different problems in their lives as healthcare, unemployment, and. They used their professional and academic abilities to improve other lives. Furthermore, they also help people to solve mental, behavior and social issues. Their cognitive skills and hard work helping are society to gain better knowledge, and live in better life.
According to the Social Personality Expert Social concern is our interest or interest in helping others. Our immediate environment has great influence in determining our level of social concern. In order for us not to be numb with societal concern, we must be diligent in sharpening our social concerns. The trick can diligently attend social service events.
The application of observation methods informs social work processes and provided a reflective learning tool to my own SW values, ethics and anti-oppressive practice. Moreover, it provided ‘in action’ and ‘on action’ reflections from watching others and allowed for greater scope for reflections whilst observing. This method made me aware and observe the behaviours in others and how those behaviours are incongruent SW values and AOP. As an observer, you see things in others, things in yourself that you may not be aware of if
Confidentiality Social worker is a profession that help in enhancing and maintaining social functioning. Social workers are guided by knowledge, an array of skills and method together with values and ethics. The values that have been imposed on determined how we see things around us, our perspective. It also determined how we act in certain situations. As a social worker, values are important for us to fully engage with our clients.
Meaning The case work is a primary method of social work can be done by a social work trainee also, the trainee develop a good rapport with the client and give them space to share their problems themselves by supporting the client and also by giving space and time for them to share the problem they go through in their mind and life. The trainee used the direct method of social case work with the care takers of disabled children, like counseling, catharis and motivation. 5.1.3. Case work Experience
Another, core values of the NASW code of Ethics is services. Through services, social workers provide services to others. Social workers provide on their knowledge, values, and skills to help people in need and to address social problems (Code of Ethics). Furthermore, social workers can help people in need to reach their full potential through resources. I believe services is important because this is where people in need are provided services to overcome their
The aim of the training is with an enhanced understanding parents can develop their parenting choices where needed. Through this, I was able to obtain a better understanding of attachment theory and the important part that interpersonal skills play when it comes to children forming an attachment with a
During this unit we learned about our individuality and how it individual develop an in our society. We were also taught about how people are treated in our culture based on their life styles. In this unit we spoke about many different things such as; power, privilege and what social justice advocates are. Understanding these things will help you become a better peer educator, which is why we were taught them. These understand what these things are don’t just help us with peer educating, it helps us understand our society as well.
“Professional social workers are required to develop and practice ongoing social work knowledge, values and skills in order to be competent social workers”(Clemens, 2014, p.1). Social workers work and assist clients with many different entities, such as improving or empowering their lives, and social policies that impact an effect their lives. “Social workers engaged in planned change see the connections and mutual interactions between people and the social environment of which they are a part” (Garthwait, 2014, p177). To be truly effective, social workers must be committed and skilled in the interventions that reflect their client’s lives and influenced their societal conditions and social policies.