Personal Statement Of Purpose: A Career As An Administrative Assistant

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Career Plans and Objectives During my undergraduate internship at the Madison County Public Defender’s Office I became interested in social work. This internship lead to a full time position as an Administrative Assistant. While I was spending my days completing general legal office work, I began inquiring about efforts to prevent recidivism. It was evident that individuals and families the office served would benefit from engagement and structures to address life challenges and enhance their well-being. I became the office’s Client Advocate providing empowerment and promoting social change to clients in the mental health and drug court systems. Fast forward nearly ten years and I am still committed to promoting social change, development, cohesion, and empowerment. My goal for graduate study is to learn and apply critical thinking and human behavior principals. In…show more content…
Also, my supervisor means that I have the ability to enter into “homes” that have been identified as not meant for human habitation and engage families to develop trusting relationships. My education is a weakness. My major was criminal justice and while these courses did provide me with insight on social problems, I am weak in human behavior principles. Even though, I have had job duties that included practicing engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluations, I regret not knowing the theories and research behind the principals. Being accepted into the Master of Social Work program at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville will ensure that I will be able to further promote a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity. All people deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and provided with equal access to
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