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Social Worker Goals

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When I started thinking about my future, becoming a Social worker was never in my plans. I knew that I always wanted to help people; I just never thought I could make a career out of it. When was younger, I spent time working at a nursing home serving them dinner. During my time working there, I was able to get to know the elderly patients and began to enjoy spending time with them, and just being someone, they could talk to. I also worked at a summer camp and an after-school program, which was the first jobs that sparked my interest in wanting to work with children. After working both of these jobs, I strongly felt that I wanted to become a teacher. My academic concentration during my first three years of college was Early Childhood Education,…show more content…
I want to be able to be the voice and advocate for the voiceless. I want to help people who need help or who are too afraid to seek help or don't know where to get help. I do not only want to help be the voice for people; I want to help educate them and give them the tools they need to be able to help themselves. If I had to choose a specific population of people to work with, I would choose to work with children. I would like to work with children who are abused, neglected or a child who just needs to know that at least one person cares for them. I believe that the population of children today needs the most help from social workers because they are far too young to get help on their own. Some of these children are being abused and neglected by the very people who are supposed to care for them. Children cannot choose who their parents are and therefore would not choose to be brought into a world filled with abuse and neglect. When these children are being abused from a young age, they do not know any better, and they think the way they are being treated is okay, or normal. I think children in situations like this are helpless and need all the help they can get. I want to be that help! I want to be that one person that a child who needs help can look up to, trust, and know that I truly care about them when other people in their life have let them
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