They shape the choices we make and reveal a big part of our identity to the world. Some values may be more important than others, but they still manage to influence our lives in one way or another, whether we know it or not. Values can range from a tangible item to an idea that has influenced us to stand by and remember those values. The values we hold with the highest importance act as a guide and help us prioritize our purpose and goals in our daily life. My family has taught me a list of values and traits that have helped me become a well-rounded individual.
I enjoyed this experience so much, that I decided to go back to volunteer for Change Point, and will be going there once a week. This experience had the impact it did because I got to connect with the community in which change Point serves and help assist others. By doing this, I gained hands-on experience in which will help me in my future career. I also was able to enhance my skills in being a leader and in communication. The parenting classes that I taught to others not only helped them but also helped me.
Some of the ways that I can do this is by promoting healthy and active living, offering programs, supports and services targeted towards older adults and by having age friendly environments readily available to members of the community. As a social worker, there are many core values to follow. Some of which include “Respect for human rights and dignity, promotion of social justice and human well being, recognizing the worth and uniqueness of every person, and the importance of the community” (C. Phillips, lecture, October 6, 2015). By following the core values, this will allow me to have a client-focused practice, which will cause a positive experience for both the clients and myself. Well-being consists of many
Society is strengthened by ensuring that children and families attain their full potential. Families are the foundation of a strong community and are essential to a healthy society. Families have the right to raise children in a safe and nurturing environment. Every person has inherent worth and dignity. These beliefs influence the services we provide in our community and have guided our growth since we first opened our doors in 1843.
The culmination of my past experiences has given me insight by helping me understand the role of a PA and their importance in our healthcare system. I am encouraged to pursue what I’m meant to do by continuous family support, experiences as a volunteer, involvement with the community, and also from visualizing the PA I would like to become. Please grant me the privilege of admission to your school and to the best of my ability, I will become a member of a group of distinguished PA professionals, a positive role model for my community, and a true advocate for all my patients.
In terms of my social work practice and my personal values, they have become clearer. I see that strength is a value I resonate with. I believe I would like to allow not only the clients I work with but also everyone else around me to be aware of and acknowledge their strengths. As a social worker I think it is important to be sure to acknowledge the times a client has showed courage, resourcefulness or strength even during difficult times. I feel that I am attracted to this particular value because it resonates with my own life experience and beliefs that I have internalised during my life.
This organization combined with my degree course work has instilled in me a growing sense of professionalism and a desire to actively engage in public and community services. Family and Consumer Sciences is recognized as a powerful tool in unifying individuals to improve the lives of people, families, and communities. Our basic creed and ideology is to assist members of society in making informed decisions so they can achieve an optimal quality of life. As a member of Family and Consumer Science Major, I cannot envision a better way of completing that task than through participating in productive acts of community services. Our degree coursework and professional organization places a high value on voluntary service to the community and public and incorporates regular community outreach assignments, instilling in us the importance of community service.
My work and volunteer experience has molded my decision on choosing social work as a career. I admire that I don’t have to be immobilized to one certain field of work. Personal Qualities Being able to adapt to different environments is a significant quality to possess in the field of social work. I believe I have personal qualities that make me a great fit to be successful in this field of study. It’s highly important to me to have great people skills and is able to make others comfortable around you, due to the fact that we have face to face contact daily.
Social services have been a part of my life for a very long time, and I want it to continue to be on a professional level. My interest persisted and grew as I began to see how my efforts had the ability to improve the lives of people around me. I first noticed this on a personal level as friends would come to me for advice or for me to listen to their struggles and provide comfort. No matter how mundane, horrific, unique, or common the story was, I listened to them in a genuine and non-judgmental manner. I truly enjoyed hearing people’s stories and providing comfort and advice when needed.
Throughout my fantastic two year job role as a tutor, I have grown to love and aspire to make a difference to a child's education. After receiving training including the National Curriculum methods, I have developed planning, teaching and marking skills, using various resources to support a child. Additionally, I have undertaken work experience at Moat Farm Primary school. I was able to observe and provide support for the children during lessons. It was intriguing to observe the teachers approach of implementing various methods and strategies into teaching.