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.
Understanding the politics within an organisation and how these affect the people working around us. It's the ability to understand and meet the needs of patients and co-workers. Awareness of social situations means you carefully consider what other people want, and taking their situation and needs into account I'd communicate with them in the appropriate way. By doing this we will hopefully be gaining that persons
Community work is an essential part of social work. It has been defined as “the process of assisting people to improve their own communities by undertaking autonomous collective actions.”(Twelvetrees, 2001) It entails getting the support of communities members to undertake projects or tasks that would be beneficial for the community. In community work, workers “operate as facilitators with people in relation to what those people decide to become involved with.”(Twelvetrees, 2001) It takes special skills to work within communities especially if the community is not very open to suggestions and the issue to be addressed is sensitive. To be effective in community work, it takes a collaborative effort and partnership to bring about changes and advance the community. When working with communities, the planned change model as developed by Kirst-Ashman & Hull (2009) is a tool that can be utilized.
With a passion for involvement in my community, I work hard to do my part and inspire others to do theirs. Furthermore, I possess adaptability and innovativeness, coming up with strong ideas that can propel my work forward. When working in a team, I can interact and communicate well. Through my extracurriculars, I have become adept in collaborating with others to accomplish goals, overcome obstacles, and represent the interests of my community. With courage and motivation, I will help lead the effort to integrate Westmont students into
These codes of ethnic are placed to improve and establish rules and boundaries from social workers to clients and the importance of the ethnical value its place for the helping of the social worker. Social workers are there to help meet the basic needs of human, also with the need of helping encourage, mentoring, and empower human struggles in society and poverty. The code is designed for many reasons. It identifies core values in which a social worker mission is based, the code summarize broad ethnic principle such as; challenge injustices, respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person, behave in a trustworthy manner, and help people in need and to address social problems. The code is generally designed to help people with relevant needs to there every day life.
Social Work and Social Policy are two professions that help individuals aid the people in society by means of the work that they do. Just like every profession known to mankind, social work and social policy have their advantages and disadvantages that are taken into consideration by an individual when deciding if they want to choose Social Work or Social Policy as the profession that they want to work in. Starting with Social work, there are various aspects to consider when debating whether to choose this profession : personal qualities, goals, motivations, skills, values, job opportunities and job satisfaction. In regards to personal qualities, one must keep in mind that a social worker will need multiple characteristics to be a good social
In this sphere personality, knowledge, and beliefs are important in that they are continually shaped by the environment and other individual with whom one comes in contact with (Rimer and Glanz, 2005). Mesosystems are institutional and organisational factors that shapes and structure one’s environment (Rimer and Glanz, 2005). Policies, acceptable protocols, and norms of behavior act at this level to shape individual behavior such as schools, companies, churches, sports teams, and community groups are examples of the mesosystem (Rimer and Glanz, 2005). Exosystems are community-level influences which include norms,
This system of oppression gave power and control those in the dominant group and allowed the inequality to persist. In today’s social work profession, it is constantly addressed that social workers should be prepared to work with any population in the community. Social workers are taught to be sensitive and aware of their power. By doing so, better client-worker relationships are build and better service results are achieved. Social workers are taught to be aware of their power, so that they are not controlling the client 's decision, but rather teaching them how to make their own decisions.
My field of study is Social Work and it is important to know the challenges and programs available within the community. There are many benefits to volunteering. The best way to find the unreached needs in your community is to be a part of it. I am hoping that volunteering will help me make a decision about a career choice. I am not sure if I want to work with children, the elderly, veterans, the poor, victims of abuse, the homeless, or a combination of them all.
The MRC was conceived as a part of citizen activism that can take full advantage of the interest that many people have in serving where they live and work. Newly specified competencies for MRC members focus on readiness for action, family preparedness, and capacity to function within a local incident response