I Am Becoming A Social Worker

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I became interested in social work when my dear mother unexpectedly got sick, and the hospital diagnosed her with stage four cancer. The doctors told us she only had a few months to live. I decided against the nursing home option and instead brought my mom home from the hospital to take care of her by myself. The hospital and hospice helped me by sending the registered nurses, the home health care nurses and the social workers in my home to help me provide the best care for my ailing mother. Consequently, I devoted all my time to caring and helping my mom. This experience was my first encounter with a social worker in my life, and I was impressed by the social worker kindness, care and compassion. Immediately, after the passing of my mom, I decided to go back to school to study and work toward becoming a social worker myself. I am a non-traditional female student in my fifties, I was born in Morocco, lived in France, Florida and now in California, I possess all the personal qualities that make me a good fit for the social work profession. I am a worldly person who lived and adapted to many cultures. I am a good listener, mature, honest, kind, caring, warm-hearted person with a passion for helping others. I pride myself on always being available to help family members, close friends, and even strangers. I enjoy helping other people and enjoy extending a charitable hand to people in need even if I do not know them. For example, I can be driving on the road and see a homeless person begging for money; I will open my car window and extend a helping hand with a few dollars to help ease their financial hardship. I am a first-generation immigrant from Morocco, and I moved to the United States over thirty years ago. The fact of being a... ... middle of paper ... ...munity by improving the lives of my clients. The social problem of interest to me is helping the aging population that have no families to advocate for them. As a social worker, my role is to stand by them and be their voice in overcoming their difficulties. The social worker professional mission is to enhance the well-being of people and to assist them in meeting their basic needs, with particular emphasis on the needs of the poor, and the vulnerable individual. The MSW program at CSULB is an essential step in my preparation for this career. I will fully concentrate on my social work classroom, field internship, and the expected demands of the MSW program. I will offer all my time, focus and concentration to my MSW program only. After graduating from CSULB, I will utilize my MSW degree and training immediately and enthusiastically enter the social work profession.
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