In relation to the field of social work, ever since I was a small child I have had an interest in promoting social development and bring change to the society and the World at large. I started by performing and completing voluntary jobs that made me feel easy and have a peaceful mind. Currently, I work with a renowned child protection services group. My interest in protecting the rights, freedoms, and privileges was magnified when I encountered a child who had been chased away from home. His name was ‘Walter’ he lived in the cold streets with no food, shelter, water or education. My first encounter with Walter was sorrowful. I could not imagine how he was surviving in the streets.
After completing my Associates Degree at Bronx Community College, I was blessed enough to obtain a job in the same agency that I was working at my internship, however it was in a different department. This particular agency hired me as a Youth Care Worker for the Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Throughout my educational experience I noticed the discrepancies with regard to the advantages my peers possessed. In high school as I began exploring what career I wished to pursue, I experienced inferiority as my classmates who’ve taken the ACT three times, visited college campuses, and have had resumes ready since the 6th grade unintentionally mocked my lack of college-readiness. However, my ignorance wasn’t intentional, my parents never reached a high school education in Mexico, they couldn’t pass down SAT tips or acquire internship opportunities for me. I realized it's vital to pick up the pace to avoid being left in the dust akin to countless others in my situation. Henceforth, this statement resonates with my experience, I interpreted
Hello, I was wondering if I can join the B.A.A Running Club. I am a very competitive runner. I been running since I was 12 years old even when I was bouncing to foster home to foster home. Competitively I been running in High school. I ran the Boston Marathon this year and I will be running the B.A.A 10K this summer as well. It has always been my dream to be apart of the B.A.A. clan. Please message me back. Thanks.
I started in the Human Services Program here at Columbia College with the goal of working in social services. I personally have been through the foster system and met many social service workers. It’s odd because as a foster child I extremely disliked these social workers I dealt with. I felt like they were individuals who were picking apart my life and ruining everything. What I didn’t realize was how much these individuals were really doing for me. Now as an adult I have realized that a career I once despised so deeply, I now want for myself. The purpose of this paper is to establish what being a social worker entails. Taking in to account a firsthand view from two individuals working in the field, Jill and Rae Lynn who are both social workers.
I am a Social Worker and community organizer with a 20+ year history of assisting children, individuals, and families from diverse backgrounds in achieving their goals. I am familiar with social media, promoting, advertising, and as well, working with young adults, under-served population and those with HIV/AIDS and other physical
Between the dates from September 26th to November 9th, there was perfect attendance by all of the members of the group and the facilitators. Knowing that the facilitators worked on the mezzo groups with much dedicated, pushed each member to show up on time every session. Speaking for myself, I
1.The experiences I have had that have prepared me to pursue a master’s degrees in social work have been time at the Boys & Girls Club, being an officer for an honor society, and my placement at a social service agency. While I was attending community college, I began working at the Boys & Girls Club of South County for their before and after school program. During my time there, I learned the importance of time management, and I got to see the impact parent involvement could have on a student. The after school program was going through many changes and began incorporating more educational activities. As a Group Leader, I had to schedule my day to implement the new activities, like comic book readings and STEM projects, as well as the daily journals, homework time, snack time and the enrichment activity of the day. The 5 hours we had with the students were booked back to back so it was important to plan the days ahead of time, and prepare for the next day after the students had gone. As for parent involvement, after spending hours with my group of 19 students every week, I was able to tell which parents had a bigger involvement in their student’s
A child in Minnesota had a spinal deformity. When he was born in a Thai refugee camp, a shaman told the parents that the boy was chosen for greatness as a Hmong leader. He also told them that “if the boy’s body were ever altered, his parents would die.” So that when the boy’s parents accepted the operation for a spinal deformity that western doctors asked them for permission, the father died couple days after.
The two careers in psychology that interest me the most are A counselor and social worker.
I have strayed from the field of social work a couple of times. I pursued different career paths only to realize that I had no drive or desire to keep pursuing them. I have always thought that when doing something you like; you should have a burning passion for it.
In the past couple of years, I have saved some money from working as a health advocate, waitress and a retailer. In addition, I will apply for financial aid for this summer and use my scholarship that has not been distributed yet. Finally, I will set up an online fundraising
For my eighteenth birthday, my father sat me down and gave me a journey necklace. The goal of this gift was to commemorate the many milestones (i.e. entering into “adulthood” and going to college) that were coming up for me. With this gift, he also reminded me that life is a journey full of twists and turns. As a young adult, I could not fully grasp the symbolism of this gift or the life lesson that my father was trying to teach me. Now almost six years later, my life journey has been full of joyous moments and times of tragedy. One of the stages of my journey has been making the decision to obtain a Master’s Degree of Social Work. After considering many other professions and degrees, I found that a Master’s of Social Work was the perfect combination
This essay is being written to inform the readers of my interest in the field of social work. My environment and society is what peaked my interest in social work. My undergraduate experience was one of the most informative. The particular field that interest me the most is children and
About four years ago a social worker in my school district resigned from her position mid-year, and she recently returned to share her incredible story with us. Much like me, she was a hands-on learner and wanted to help those in need. After learning there was an opportunity to travel to Romania to help children, she jumped at the chance. There was no monetary compensation for what she was about to do, but there was an intrinsic value that would be greater than any monetary payment. After two years she became a paid missionary with the Church of the Nazarene in Sighisoara, Romania setting up camps and shelters for the children. Her journey has made me realize I don’t want to learn about or experience the world solely from books or lectures.