My relationships to persons such as this man have inspired me to want to continue my formal education so that I can help people who have somehow seemed to have lost their way. Also, a college degree as a Sociologist or a Social Worker will require me to become engaged in the lives of people, many who are socially, mentally and economically disadvantaged.
Paula, the special education director explained her background with human service work and what her different career fields was like for her, even in multiple different states that she worked for. Emily Smallwood, the Career Pathway Specialist, has a degree in psychology and assists the senior students with their next goal after graduation. We spoke about her experiences educationally and careers. She previously worked for multiple different companies like Healthy Families of America. Janet Gall is the college pathway specialist and assists students with taking the right steps towards meetings their goals and deciding on the right college as well as, preparing students for SAT’s, ACT’s, and the accuplacer.
In so many words, they explained that I have to do well in school, and go to college. While in college, I can major in the field of social work or closely related field. My social workers were my first insight to what a social worker is and what a social worker does. The fact that my social workers were committed to my well-being and pushed me to my full potentials demonstrated their concern for me as well as their ethical commitment. Secondly, are the three premises on which social work is based on.
There are many reasons why I decided that I wanted to work in the social work profession. When I first enrolled in college, I was a nursing major with the mindset of becoming a neonatal nurse. When that did not go as planned, I decided to become a social work major because I knew I would receive the same reward of helping someone out and providing an individual with a better opportunity by lending him or her a hand. This was my first reason for choosing this career because I saw so many benefits from this profession. My second reason for was due to the fact that I want to help people during their time of need.
The social work profession at the simplest level, is providing service and achieving social justice for our community. There are various ways in which social workers can do this, ranging from simply providing necessary support to getting children out of dangerous situations. I always knew that my calling was to help and advocate for populations in my community that were vulnerable and often forgotten. It was not until my senior year of college that I realized the social work field is exactly where I needed to be. I am not as knowledgeable in the field as I would like to be, but that is one reason why I am pursuing a graduate degree in social work.
This is a great concern that has to be addressed and mitigated, failure to which they will continue to get poor quality health care and will also be reluctant to seek health care services over and over again. The poor and the disable within the community are economically unstable which makes them unable to access the existing insurance plan. It is of importance to note that they are the most vulnerable and the marginalized groups of people in the society. They lack economic capacity to access the existing plan making them lack better care as they require (Huntingto... ... middle of paper ... ...ospitals. It is simple to setup such clinic and the community can join hands to ensure that there are no major challenges in accessing especially the basic health services by establish such clinic.
Once in college, I quickly joined a variety of service groups as well as, volunteered for various school positions and joined numerous leadership programs. I knew I wanted to peruse a career helping others, though, I was still unclear on what line of services I wanted to devote myself to. Sophomore year rolled around and I, along with many others, dealt with a life-changing experience that provided me clarity with regard to determining what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing. I quickly made a close niche of friends who started coming to me with their personal problems. Like any good friend would do, I listened and provided feedback when appropriate.
Practicum Application Essay Throughout the Social Work Program at Winona State University-Rochester, I have been able to expand my knowledge about what it means to be a social worker. Prior to joining this program, when I thought of a social worker, I thought of someone who is highly motivated, compassionate, supportive, and someone who wants to make a difference in somebody’s life. Although this definition is true, overtime I have been able to expand this definition. Now, they are also someone who builds relationships with clients during what are often their lowest points in their lives and they are a person who often will put others needs before their own. Social workers use their knowledge about maintaining a person’s dignity and worth and rely on skills that help them understand people within their environment, and using their training to help people from all walks of life both on the micro level and the macro level.
In Central America it is not uncommon for someone to have dropped out of school. The black market provides, for these people, a job. Although this job may at times seem very unprofitable a closer look reveals that it is the only thing keeping these people alive. For many this is the only type of job they can get because of the crippled economy and their lack of skills. Most of these people are single mothers who cannot earn as much as a man can but must take care of their children who were abandoned by their fathers.
No matter how hard they tried to find better jobs, they just couldn’t push through. Another benefit that the poor have to offer the world is that poverty creates jobs for a number of occupations that protect the rest of society from them. Without the poor, the police force would be minuscule. Also, the poor buy goods others do not want. This helps the economy immensely because these products would eventually just be thrown out if the poor didn’t purchase them.