To enhance my experience I would like to work with veterans, adult homeless, and the mentally ill. My objective is to be admitted into the Master of Science degree program with an option in Rehabilitation Counseling, where I can grow and take on new challenges. Ultimately, I would like to assume further educational and gain work experience that would allow me to work more effectively with people with disabilities. Most importantly, I would like to work for an agency where I can build a career in counseling and possibly management. I am driven to be the best at what I do.
This week we reached our conclusion of our initial goal to complete our degree. I remember at the begin I was so apprehensive the workload felt so overwhelming and I was wondering how was I going to be able to work and do all this work, but stay resilient and focused, I am achieving the ultimate goal. At the begin of this journey a career in law enforcement was and still is the ultimate goal. The area in law enforcement I would like to work in is either NCIS or US Marshal.
Lastly, I hope to be able to impliment what I 've learned during my time as an L.I.T. into everyday life. I hope that I am now more assertive, appreciative, and responsible in all aspects
What is my profession target you inquire? I know I want to help individuals through advocacy and social work. I have many areas in my life where I have dealt with past trauma and traumatic life experiences. I've overcome every one of them with the assistance of God and my family. My capabilities with respect to background are numerous.
My parents want me to earn the highest degree and fulfill my career goals. It was hard for my parents to find a job due to a language barrier, and being an immigrant. Later, my dad found a job, but he was paid less due to lack of experience. It was hard for us to manage the household with single man's income with no prior earnings in dollars. This was the challenging time, because we have to start with $0 bank balance in this unfamiliar country.
Power is one aspect of social work practice that needs to be considered in reflecting on any situation or action. Reflection focused on anti-oppressive practice is concerned with the social worker’s understanding of the institutions of power and his or her understanding of power, and his or her understanding of identity as being constructed within a society that creates interlocking oppressions. Power is seen as ‘a social relation that may open up or close off opportunities for individuals or social groups’ (Tew,2002: 165) where ‘opportunity’ may involve anything from accessing resources and social or economic participation, through to developing personal identities and capabilities, expressing needs, and feelings and renegotiating. Power Dimensions below are relevant to our case. Ethnicity (Cultural deficitism), There is a common view that prevails that 'immigrants’ try to adhere to cultural patterns and beliefs which are
Why do you wish to study the program? With a social work degree, I would be able to achieve my dream of assisting people in need by using my life experience and the skills which I’m going to learn from school and placements. Moreover, I believe that taking this program will prepare me to assist families, anyone dealing with issues that affect their mental health and well-being. Another reason why I wish to study the social work program is that of the experience I had as a homeless youth.
This week’s body of literature explored the diverse experiences of women. Through this exploration, the literature disputed that Feminist Theory and Social Work practices’ analyze and communicate women’s issues within univariate theoretical frameworks. Collectively, the authors addressed a few univariate frameworks, such as theories of justice, gender theory, identity politics, ethics of care, and expressions of power and the correlations of white privilege and male privilege. The literature argued that these frameworks are fundamental to the direction and scope of Social Work and Feminism. Each author debunked the effectiveness of these frameworks and argued that such methods neglect to acknowledge the differences among us and eliminates variation
3 experiences In this assignment, I will be explaining about three experiences and with a brief description of how I plan to integrate each with my overall themes. I will be thinking in terms of my core values, of why do I think those experiences strike a chord with me. What about these experiences makes you want to hold onto the lessons you have learned through them and take them with you into life? My thesis is through doing a 450-hour senior level practicum at Noah’s Ark and building relationships with others in Uganda, I have begun to solidify what I am most passionate about in Social Work: advocating for vulnerable children.
I lived in Mumbai until I was ten years old and have since returned to visit multiple times over the past 17 years. During these visits, I have observed Mumbai evolve into one of the most important business centers in the world inviting wealth and prosperity. This increase in purchasing power has led to a significant increase in housing prices as well as basic transportation costs, which have risen more than 50% just in the last five years. This rapid shift in socioeconomics has excluded a significant portion of the population; basic education, food and shelter are beyond reach for many low-income families. I want to lead an organization that connects these families and those in other third world countries with the necessary resources to pull
Portfolio Part B: Reflection on the overall learning within the module Prior to starting this course the MA Social Work course and the PPSWP module I felt very confident in the aspects of communicating effectively and working with a diverse range of people, and after the reading the professional capabilities framework I believe that I hold the same personal values which is expected of a social worker. The PCF6 talks about the importance of critical reflection and reflective practice explaining that it helps improve accountability, professional development and helps to you understand your own tacit knowledge and gain new knowledge, which improves outcomes and experiences for social workers. (Capabilities within the PCF, 2016) For this reflection
I want to strive to be a better person, so I could make a change in a young person’s life and know when I go home on a night, that I made a difference and that's why I want to pursue my career as a social worker. When I realized that I wanted to be a social worker, I was in my junior year of high school. I knew I wanted to help people, children especially, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to go into. I thought I wanted to be in Neonatology or another profession like it. When I first witnessed a social worker, I was getting a treatment in the hospital and saw a social worker working with a family who child had a broken pelvis.
Prior to taking the Elders course, I had limited interactions with older adults and was not aware about the services that are needed for this specific population. Throughout the course, I was exposed to many readings, lectures and guest speakers that enabled me to gain copious amounts of new information that gave me a deeper look into the lives of older adults. I realized the importance of social workers’ understanding, and familiarizing themselves with policies that affect this population. Throughout social work schooling, students are exposed to many social theories, but this class specifically focused on the ones that directly apply to older adults. According to McInnis-Dittrich (2014), Social constructionism is a theory that people of all
The career that I am considering as a future possibility is the clinical social worker. Clinical social work is a specialty practice area of social work which focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, and other behavioral disturbances. These practices can happen individually, in a group and/or in family therapy, which is common treatment styles. Social workers that provide these services are required to be licensed or certified at the clinical level in their state of practice. To become a licensed clinical social worker student who did not earn a bachelors of social work, must complete a traditional masters of a social work program that typically takes two to four years depending on whether a student attends full-time or part-time.
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.