A Brief Note On The Social Work Profession

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Profession of Social Work Many reasons and motivations have caused me to choose a career in social work. This paper critically describes and defines the Social Work Profession, including person-in-environment approach, and emphases of social justice, human rights, and cultural competency. This paper looks at the first text Social Diagnosis (1917) an important historical event in social work. I will describe two key Social Work Organizations and the reason they are key. This paper explores the many facets social work provides through core values and the most crucial to ethical practice. Finally, I will describe my career goals and interest, including a social concern, area of practice, general, and specific, and population.
Social Work Profession Barker (2003) defined social work as “the professional practice of helping individuals, families, groups, and/or communities in increasing their ability to function” (p. 408). “The social work profession promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships, and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Utilizing the theories of human behavior and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environment” (Barker, 2003).
Person-in-Environment
Social work’s person-in-environment perspective describes the area in which social workers carry out their practice. According to the Social Work Dictionary (Barker, 2003) defined person-in-environment as “a…

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