I have several reasons which confirms my interest in the social work profession. First, my personal experience consist of me being a single parent with a special needs child whose been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD),
Many reasons exist for why an individual decides to become a social worker. Sometimes those reasons include hopes of creating a better future for vulnerable members of society, advocating for a world free of oppression and prejudice or even creating macro level changes in policy and legislation. In any case, a social worker is guided by his or her passion, commitment and dedication towards an easing of suffering at the micro, mezzo and macro levels for individuals, groups and communities.
Many personal and professional life experiences have been my motivation to pursue a degree in Social Work. Although I was unaware that this would later be my profession of interest, my personal life situations caused me to have to come into contact with a few social workers. The social workers that I have had the opportunity to meet have helped me with overcoming poverty, mental illness, child abuse, emotional instability, and domestic violence. My interest from pursuing a career as a parole officer, then a physical therapist to now a Social worker all shifted to this decision based on my life. Over the years I found myself enjoying helping others in need such as when I was employed as a Correctional officer and talking an offender from committing suicide causing me to question my future and whether I was in the wrong field.
Social Work can be a challenging career, but most importantly, a rewarding career. Social Work is a profession that allows certified professionals to help individuals, families and communities alleviate societal problems to improve their lives. Human beings have the right to not feel vulnerable, oppressed or impoverished.
My vision of the social work field is being able to help people in need and being the person that people can look back on and remember as a huge help in time of need. I think my core values and beliefs will help me be an effective social worker and help me succeed in this field. It is in my belief that a person should never be knocked down when they are going through hardships, and rather empowering them. I also believe that not everyone could be a social worker because it takes a certain kind of empathetic and self-aware person. I truly believe that my upbringing has humbled me to understand and not be judgmental of people’s issues since I’ve seen a lot in my short twenty-one years.
I chose social working as my career because many other people go through tough situations and have a difficult time talking to relatives or friends to help them through a tough situation. I thought of becoming a social worker so I can have the ability to change the lives of others. Social work is one of those careers you can truly make a difference in people’s lives. I want to become a social worker because life isn’t about just helping yourself it’s about helping others as well, which is what social workers do for a living. Child and family social workers protect children and families in need of assistance. Many families and children don’t feel comfortable talking to just anyone about obstacles they have faced in their lives which is why
I knew that even after I graduate from the masters program that I would like to continue to expand my knowledge through taking various workshops and even volunteering to enhance my social work skills and to be able to serve the clients that I support. This would involve taking advantage of any opportunities to be able to attend any local and regional meetings, conferences and workshops sponsored by professional organization, which may include an organization that I work for or even College of Social Work. For me personally, I finding having experience working in different areas and with different populations to be helpful in understanding of the various complex issues and strategies to combating issues. That is why I am always open to working
Those who choose social work as their profession do so for a variety of reasons. In general, they appear to be motivated by a combination of humanitarian and egalitarian values, and by a desire to understand how society works and how to make it better for everyone. Frequently, a person is motivated to become a social worker following exposure to injustice and oppression.(p.16.)
My interactions with those around me while volunteering and working in my community, synagogue, and camps, have led me to an interest in the social work field. Through these experiences I had the opportunity to met individuals who struggled with the challenge of having themselves or a family member suffering with a mental health issue. Repeatedly, I saw that the resources to meet these challenges of life were not accessible and the tasks of obtaining treatment and seeking out the appropriate support for these issues was difficult. I have always had a passion for helping others and I want to translate that passion into a career. I believe a career in social work will allow me to help individuals find methods to cope with their struggles and facilitate change in the
I am only able to reach as much as God intended me too. In five years, I see myself as working with the Red Cross or Peace core to get a chance to really see the crucial effects of international or global conflict and help that way. With my degree
The Head Dean from the school influenced me to be a social worker, but one of the other reasons I longed to be a social worker is my uncle. My uncle has a disease called Parkinson’s disease, he has his own social worker and a ton of other doctors. My
People always ask you the same question when they find out that you want to pursue becoming a social worker and it is often accompanied with an elaborate, somewhat frightened facial expression – “why?” But like most other passions, it is not an idea that randomly registers as you are examining eggs on aisle 14 at your local grocery store or appears as some sort of revolutionary epiphany. As a child, we hear young minds express their interest in becoming fire fighters, police officers, or even doctors but it is rare to hear a child exhale his or her curiosity about social work. Deciding to embark on the path to a profession that requires an individual to face real-world experiences that often lead to poor mental health, rare human behaviors,
When thinking about why I want to go into social work and why I want to specialize in a specific career, there are more reasons than I can count. But my biggest influences are my own experiences. My childhood experiences were never the best and being a child to two drug addicts and alcoholics was definitely not easy. I grew up believing that being alone and fending for myself was normal. I had to grow up and be independent before I knew how to read or write. When I think about it though, I realize that my childhood was not normal. My life, at the age of four, was not a life that I should have had to be living. At four years old, I helped raise myself and my two year old sister. My parents had a daily routine that involved coming home for work and getting high while I had my after school snack and watched Barney on the television. I am definitely not saying that my childhood
WHY I WANT TO BECOME A SOCIAL WORKER Social work is ignites of life interwoven with abilities to build man and restore hope. The activities incorporated in social work open a new horizon and challenge to the clients who are battered by the issues of life. Having intimated myself with the clout of social work, I would like to say from now on, I will consider myself as a team player in this great field. I have always desired being in a position that will enable me make positive impact in the lives of people around me and my community.
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