How to Implement the Change Process

1210 WordsJul 11, 20185 Pages
How to Implement the Change Process I chose to pursue a degree in Social Work because I have a deep passion for helping people figure things out and get back on track. I have always tried to help people in the simplest ways without being over intrusive and giving them the respect and dignity they deserve. As a teen I found joy in the slightest things like helping people fill out and submit job applications, filling out medical forms, and explaining to them the process for things such as obtaining Medicaid, food stamps, their food handlers card and even on where and how to apply for your driver’s license. These things may seem trivial but I guarantee that for many people this was a huge help. Working with people is not just something that…show more content…
First, you must decide if you are the appropriate person to be helping this client or if you should refer her to someone else. For example, if you are a social worker, you cannot perform the duties of a detective, or a doctor, but rather you find the appropriate help for the client. If you decide that you are the correct person to help then there usually is a process to take on the case. When applying for food stamps, in order for someone to be eligible for those services, you must fill out an application and a questionnaire regarding your income as well as other personal information. Depending on your level of income, they will notify you whether you qualify for assistance or not. It is the same thing with any agency; you must meet their criteria for eligibility before they are able to render services (Zastrow, 2010). So now, you have a client that you need to help. Throughout the duration of your relationship, you need to be able to communicate with this person and anyone else involved effectively both in writing and in person. In many professions, you usually have to consult your decisions with a superior; Social Work is not the exception. Social Workers must learn to see supervision and consultation as a beneficial tool for themselves and for their clients (Zastrow, 2010). For the most part, social workers write many reports, to the courts, to different agencies, for the client, and everything must be consistent to
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