In class, I was giving the assignment to reflect my thoughts about the social work profession and what I like to pursed in the future. I knew since I was young that I wanted a career where I could help people who were in need or do not have a voice to speak up. I wanted a career that helped change peoples’ lives and made me feel like I was making a differences in someone’s life. A career that I got to wake up every day that made me feel like I was changing the world. However, I did not know what major to consider. So, my senior year in high school, I had the opportunity to get into a program called Medical Topics. Through this program, I had the opportunity to shadow nurses, doctors, and other people in the hospital. I got to understand and …show more content…
I told my parents, and they told me to continue nursing, since I did not have a backup plan. So, I was deciding if I should listen to my parents or God. Sadly, I listened to my parents. So, at the end of the second semester, all nursing majors have to take an exam. If you pass this exam, then you are able to continue the nursing program. However, if you do not pass, then you will not be able to get into the nursing program. Even though, I knew I did not want to purse nursing, I still took the exam. A few days later, I found of that I did not pass the exam. At first, I was heartbroken and sad. Then, I realize why I was crying and so upset. My personality, I am perfectionist and I hate failing or giving up. I realize that I just wanted to get into the program because I did not want to look like a failure. Then, I found out that if you have two attempts to pass the nursing exam. So, I decided to take the exam again and then I found out that I passed. However, God had bigger plans. My friend for school was talking about social work, and how it was very similar to nursing. She said that social work was like nursing but without the medical part. She went into details explaining about social work program. I really like what she was saying and decide to research the social work program more. This past summer, I felt in my heart that nursing was not God choice for my life. At the being of the year, I knew …show more content…
I was really excited to go the first day because I live kids and feel like I understand them. The first day, the kids were so excited to meet me and the other mentors. I got to interact with them and understand their perceptive in life as kids. I have only gone twice to the middle school, but I feel like I make a differences in those children’s’ live because my and the other mentors may be their only person who will listen. I feel like I can understand them, because I know how I was felt as a kid. I remember as a kid, I always felt like I had no rights and no one listen to me I was just a kid. I remembered as a kid, always wanting to a grown up so I could do something important. After, those two days at that middle school, I believe God is directing me to work with children. I have looked into adoptions and the foster care system. I am not hundred percent sure what I want to do, but I know that I want to work with children and be a voice for them. In the foster care system, social workers have the opportunity to provide care to children who are sexual abuse or neglect. I believe God wants me to be in a career where I can make kids feel safe and that they matter in life. Also, if I decided to work at an adoption agents, I will have the opportunity to give children a safe home with a loving family. So, if I purse a career as a child welfare social worker, I know that I will be
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Choosing a career is a very important aspect to people’s lives. One goes to college, usually around the age of eighteen, and by the time they leave they are expected to have decided on the career that they will have for the rest of their lives. Being a psychology and interpersonal communication major, I have always had an interest on relationships between individuals given certain stimuli presented to them. I want to have the ability to touch people’s lives by helping them understand themselves and why they behave the way in which they behave. Relationships are such an important aspect to the process of human growth, and they impact each and every one of us. Due to this assessment of myself, I have decided to go to college to pursue my goals of being a clinical social worker.
He tried so hard to apply for the pre-nursing program. When he had found out that he wasn’t accepted into the nursing program. His adviser at the time suggested trying the social work program. His advisor stated that he could ‘work in the medical field, but as a person who treat those who are abused, unfit parents, or addicts. The essential decision he came across was in his freshman year of undergraduate. His professor who taught introduction to social work told them, “If you 're in this class or major in social work because of the high pay you should change your major. This class and career are purely judged on how dedicated and compassionate you are to those who are in need.” Mr. Hemphill decided that he wants to reach out and understand the stability people have. Thus, he stayed in class, went to undergrad and graduate school to become a Medical Social
It was a tie between a psychologist and a social worker that I wanted to research. All this time I thought I wanted a career in psychology. Going through all that I have really learned about myself, I felt that I am better rounded for a career in social work. I believe that I have the skills and I will gain the knowledge to make it in this career. I also learned that just like psychology, there is many sub areas of social work. I could be working with people with disabilities, those with addictions, and my personal favorite children (OOH). Lastly, depending on what area interests me the most, the salaries do differ and each area will be continuing to grow in population.
As a Latina growing up in New York City with immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic, I knew the difficulties of growing up in poverty. As a child, family financial arguments were a common thing, budgets were strict and extra funds were low. However, when it came to education money was not a factor. Education was the solution to poverty, if you had a good education then you succeed and obtain a great job. I kept this mentality with me throughout my high school and college years. I completed my undergraduate studies in Rhetoric and Communications in hopes of starting a marketing career. I envisioned myself working on the creative side of marketing campaigns, innovating ways on to sell a product. Although, that quickly changed when I started
All my life I have always been the type of person to help people. I have always been a social worker in my head but not legally. I have been doing things social workers do everyday, but I am not certified to take actions that an authorized social worker can take. I do it all out the kindness of my heart. I do it also to make those individuals who think that no one loves them feel loved. I have always been kind, nice, and giving
Some may view working with at risk populations who areoften in a state of crisis a daunting career, However, I view it as a privilege. It is with this insight and passion in assisting others to overcome their obstacles that fuel my desire to become a professional social worker. At twenty eight years old, defeated by my lack of ability to obtain a promising direction within my life, combined with my desire for wanting more, I stepped out of my comfort zone and left everyone and everything that I known behind. Relocating I found myself as a stranger to not only an unknown, but a culturally diverse area. I was exposing myself to a part of the world, country, way of life with which I was unacquainted. Through relocation and living in a unique
When I was younger, I did want to help other people, however, I knew nothing about a social worker or counseling. I wanted to be a nurse that saved people in the hospital until I had my first son. The nurse at the clinic started to administer me needles after needles, and I started to realize I hate needles and never wanted to harm anybody with a needle. It was not until three years ago I decided to get-up-and-go to school to be a counselor. I went to school for nine month certificate, and landed my first job within the field as a Direct Support Professional. In addition, to landing job in the field, I realized I needed more
As a Social Workers main goal should be providing the most adequate care to a client to aid a client as well as lead them to be self sufficient. To do this a key competent a social worker needs to be aware of is respecting the dignity and worth of each clients. This is especially necessary when practicing social work in a medical field where a client may feel limited self-worth and dignity, while dealing with the struggles which come from being injured and ill.
I have always been led to work with children. Every time I try to work in another type of job, I always find myself in another position to work with children. I walked away from working with children in the beginning because I did not feel the field held enough value and was underpaid and underfunded. Although, my happiness told me something else. I would want to work in the child welfare system and eventually open my own non-for-profit organization. All the organizations in St. Louis were opened or started by people who saw a need and tried to fill that gap between what was being done by the state and communities. I hope to fill the gap between what is being done by our current government, and the communities in which our children
Through the ages of civilization, mankind has struggled with understanding and addressing the needs of all members of society. Social work, a profession concerned with addressing the needs of all people, did not spring up over night. Through the centuries, a collection of laws, conditions and pioneers have all contributed to the field we see today. This paper will explore the precursors of the current profession of social work and will then explore the evolution of the individual characteristics that separates social work from a hobby, cause or discipline.
The fall of my freshmen year at Salem State University, I started working as an assistant teacher at an after- school program at Horace Mann Laboratory School, which is the elementary school located on campus. I instantly fell in love with working with the children, but fell out of love with my major at the time, education. I started to contemplate and do research on what I really wanted to major in. During this time of feeling misplaced, I realized that I was passionate about working with the children in our after school program who have behavior issues. I quickly had an understanding that most of these children are acting out because of the problems they are facing at home. I soon realized that social work was my calling. I had an overwhelming
For the first two years of college, I excelled in taking Nursing classes and even got into the Nursing Program at UCM. But something changed at the beginning of my junior year and I could not deny not wanting to be a Nursing major any longer. As my classes advanced I realized that the passion I once had for Nursing was not there any more. I could not see myself being a proficient Nurse if I did not have a desire for the job. So after researching Social Work again, the option that I once ignored came back into my life. For a while, I challenged myself to see if this was a career choice that would make me happy.
However, after talking with my advisor I was told that I would be able to go into psychology with a bachelor’s degree in social work. My advisor also told me that the professions are similar. I took her advice and started a new goal, to get my BSW. Coming into my first class on the field of social work, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. All I knew is that the profession was connected to helping people. After learning more about the profession and the wide range of options that accompany it, I started to get excited. I could work with many different types of people on a range of issues and changing which area I work in would be relatively easy. I have always wanted to help people with mental health issues and I thought that social workers only did that in school settings. Learning that I just needed to get my Masters to be able to do therapy made me feel great about choosing to become a social worker. Having options has made my college experience better by getting me excited for what the future holds.
Social work is a profession which promotes social change, problem solving in human relationships and enhance well-being. It is important to acknowledge the history of social work and the purpose of social work and why it exists. Social work is a questioned theory with different perspectives on what it is and how it should be practised. Social work helps people to deal with personal and social problems so that people can overcome or adjust to any personal difficulties. Social work is a combination of social stability and social change. Social stability promotes individual and social welfare and social change seek to change negative aspects of society. Values are implicit within the law and policy and these tend to reflect the values within society. Personal values can influence the way social workers interpret and implement their profession.