Working in the social services field was always my dream. Whether working with children, family, adults, elderly etc. this career path is so broad it instills the hope of a career opportunity. My first year working in this field was in 2010 when I interned as an intake specialist in an outpatient drug treatment facility, while completing my bachelor’s degree in human services. Thereafter, I was able to branch off in various areas such as a case manager at a domestic violence shelter, housing specialist, substance abuse counselor and now a family services specialist.
There are several goals that I hope to achieve by pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work. Pursuing a MSW will provide me with the knowledge, tools, and skills-set that will be fundamental to the achievement my career goals outlined below.
I chose social working as my career because many other people go through tough situations and have a difficult time talking to relatives or friends to help them through a tough situation. I thought of becoming a social worker so I can have the ability to change the lives of others. Social work is one of those careers you can truly make a difference in people’s lives. I want to become a social worker because life isn’t about just helping yourself it’s about helping others as well, which is what social workers do for a living. Child and family social workers protect children and families in need of assistance. Many families and children don’t feel comfortable talking to just anyone about obstacles they have faced in their lives which is why
From since I was a young child I have always wanted to go into the field of Human Services. As I have grown I have decided that I would go into the Criminal Justice side of Human Services. By this I mean that I still want to help people, but I want to help people who have become criminals or who are on the path of becoming criminals. I especially want to help children and teens who have been in and out of a Juvenal Detention Center. From this passion I have decided that I want to go into one of three careers. These careers are as follows; Juvenile Defense Attorneys, Juvenile Counselor, or Juvenile Corrections Officer.
Working in social care is about providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives. You could be supporting someone with a physical disability, autism, dementia or a mental health condition. You could be working in a care home, out in your local community, in a hospital or from someone's home (providing care in someone's home is often called domiciliary care. There are lots of different roles in social care depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with and where you'd like to work.
The specific area of interest within human services is mental health facilitation. I was raised in a household where all adults were involved in health care in one form or another. My maternal grandmother was an LPN and my mother is a Mental Health Counselor. Of course, my mother’s interest soon became my own, which inspired me to volunteer at mental health organizations even at the age of ten, where I spent my afternoons with helping with children suffering from mental retardation. An additional factor for my career decisions was, at the age of 21, I was diagnosed with Bi Polar disorder with suicidal ideations. It took several years for me to learn to manage my disorders and become a participating member
I earned my LCSW-R while coordinating independent living skills for males aging out of foster care in New York City. I am supervising Social Work interns for Clinical Placement for the last 15 years. My academic goals are to complete the PHD DSW Online Program, develop professional knowledge, cognitive theories of human behavior, preventive and intervention, in-depth understanding of social systems, theories, and an effective construction as I conduct un-bias research. As a pastor and clinical therapist with a private practice for the last 18 years, I believe it is time to take my professional experience to the next level. The anticipated goal is to open a Community Center and out-reach ministry, which will provide resources with the targeted
In the article: What Social and Human Service Assistants Do: written by The Bureaus of Labor Statistic,U.S Department of Labor, Occupation Outlook Handbook. This article was written for the benefit of those seeking employment in the Human service field. A field which includes psychology, rehabilitation, and social work. It also lays out in detail every aspect that someone looking to get into that profession. Such as educational requirements, salary, and projected job growth.
The Human Services field is a vast career, full of multiple different avenues of helping. Careers such as: Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Child Welfare Case Worker, Social Services Administrator, School Social Worker, Substance Abuse Counselor, Sociologist, Probation Officer and Grief Counselors. These are just some examples of the careers that the field of Human Services has to offer and there are many more that are not listed. Although the opportunities are endless I have decided to seek a career in the mental health field. Specifically, I want to be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I will discuss what this position entails, the education that is needed to obtain a job in this profession, and the salary opportunities that are available both locally and nationally. I will talk about some of the history of mental health as
I would like to start my career off with community mental health. During this time, I would like to learn all that I can about the need for mental health within impoverished and minority populations. I would like to take this time to learn the needs of the communities in which I serve. I want to serve individuals of all ages, providing the care needed to adequately address the mental health needs in the community. I would like to also research what the communities lack in regards to their mental/behavioral health needs, which would provide me with the tools needed so to advocate for filling the needs of the community, whether that be advocating for stronger legislation at the county and state levels, or simply finding and introducing programs and resources which would be beneficial to the community. After licensure and at least five years of working with lower income, minority populations, During this time, I would like to take the progress I make into community work, creating families and groups in support of the family structure and care for the youth, adolescents, and younger and older adults within the community. After licensure, I would like to start working toward opening a practice of my own, specifically focused on those who have state covered healthcare or no healthcare at all. I want to provide care that is equitable care that transcends socioeconomic status, healthcare coverage, and race. Ultimately, I would like to utilize my career and the work that I do within communities to learn the inner workings of the public welfare/social policies so that I can one day serve on legislative boards to advocate for better healthcare and services for those who need the access to
As a senior at the University of California, Davis, I am interested in applying for an internship with your law firm. This internship intrigued me because I am a certified paralegal, and I believe that an internship in your office will give me an opportunity to develop and hone in on my skills. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and Sociology with an emphasis in Law and Society. With my dedicated work ethic and passion for law, I am confident that I will be an asset to your office for the summer.
I am a Licensed Social Worker; Case Manager proficiency, skilled in interviewing, treatment and discharge planning. I can multi-tasking when need be, while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude. As a counselor/ case manager, I am bringing several years of experience in counseling individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including multicultural sensitivity. Expertise in crisis intervention
I had conducted an in-person interview with Mr. Steven Brenner, the director of SCO family services St. Christopher Ottilie treatment facility, located at 85-70 148th street, queens, NY. Mr. Brenner who has achieved his Master’s Degree in Social Work embodies all the skills and characteristics that make a human service professional effective. Throughout the 31 years of Mr. Brenner’s career in human services, he has enforced a social and physical environment that promotes good health for all adolescents. He Promotes great quality of life, strength, healthy development, and healthy behaviors for all clients. Mr. Brenner stated, “we take the children that nobody wants”, and with that statement, I was captivated.
Starting from being a certified nursing assistant, to becoming a unit secretary for a hospital that specialize in wound care, I have always known that I wanted to help individuals in need. However, I noticed that I was not happy with helping individuals in medical need. It wasn’t until I decided to continue my education that I introduced to the world of social work. Going up with a single mother that suffered from drug abuse, my family depended on social services for a lot of assistance, from everything such as food stamps to family counseling. This life experience helped guide my thoughts on pursuing social work as a career. I know that I want to help individuals that are down on their luck, but I want to take it one step farther, by providing individual counseling to adults that may need more one on one time, than what is normally given from a social service agency. Counseling will also give me a chance to do what I love most and that is to talk and get to know the individuals that I am helping make like changing decisions. Working as a clinical social work has my interest because it does not put limits on what I can do or who I can help, and it will set me up for my future goal of becoming a licensed clinical social worker. Being my own boss and changing my community is my dream job, opportunity and goal. I am currently on my way with changing my community and living my dream, because I am currently working for a non-profit
A social worker has a very important job. Social workers help children and families in need of food, homes, and health care. They help children have a brighter future. There are many different types of social work. There are mental health, child and family, elementary, and high school social workers.