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How To Write A Personal Statement For Social Work

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I am applying for this course because, from a young age I have always wanted to make a difference in people's lives. I have worked with children, young adults and the elderly for 4 years. It was through this experience that I discovered that I enjoyed working with a vulnerable client group. This experience gave me the motivation to want to study Social Work. I have worked in multi disciplinary teams (MDT) which included other health care professionals that include doctors, teachers, nurses and physio-therapists to name a few. The experience I gained taught me how to support a client in a person centred way maintaining their individuality and dignity. I learnt how to problem solve, confidently contribute in meetings which concerned the client and their well being. I used the client's care plan, preferences as well what I knew about the client to contribute. This helped me sharpen the frame of what would be expected of me in the future once I become a social worker.

Being employed at The Children's Trust Tadworth gave me an opportunity to improve my practical skills. These included meeting personal care needs, administering medication and accurate record keeping. I learnt a lot observing client and carer interaction, especially the many ways communication can be adapted as well the use of specialised
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It helped me prepare for higher education by improving my writing, presentation and analytical skills. In Social Work practice, I enjoyed learning about what my responsibilities are. I have great understanding of being non-judgemental, the anti-oppressive practice and how the Code of Practice guides social workers. I can define a 'need' using the different theories. I also learnt about the welfare state and its role in our communities. In Psychology I gained a better understanding of the motivations behind human behaviour. I found these classes thought
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