The Importance Of A Professional Social Worker

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Since I was young, I have had the desire to help others. Out of four children, I was born the youngest in my family, therefore I contribute my knowledge to my siblings. In addition, my mother was a great influence to me. In fact, she taught me the value of integrity, how to be a compassionate person, and understand the importance of helping others; and she is the biggest reason I felt this major would be the right fit for me. Furthermore, my empathetic personality led me to become a program facilitator at Girls Incorporated. Since I value the importance of human relationships, I was grateful to have the opportunity to be a role model to young girls, as well as teach life skills in my community. My experiences with Girls Incorporated paved…show more content…
Being genuine is especially important when dealing with clients. For example, a professional social worker should aim to ensure their clients that they are able to be trusted and willing to help as opposed to just earning a paycheck. I find that being genuine can serve one to have better and honest relationships with others. What are your personal qualities and attributes that might detract from your ability to be a professional social worker? A quality that could potentially detract from my ability to become a professional social worker could be becoming too sensitive to my clients. I aim to help clients with dedication and empathy. However, I do not want to become too involved and damage my inner self, creating burnout. To prevent this, I need to take action to get involved with a form of self-care. 2. Give an example of a situation in which you experienced stress. How did you respond and how might this affect the way you respond to others experiencing…show more content…
In particular, being a volunteer at Adult Day Services was insightful in terms of learning about individual clients. Because of engaging in direct contact with clients, I was able to see a different perspective from clients’ view, and also understand the reason for their referral to the agency. Initially, I wanted the experience working with older clients. However, in addition, at this agency, I gained experience with clients with intellectual disabilities. By volunteering here, it opened up a desire to work with older
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