Value: Dignity and Worth of the Person o Ethical Principle: Social workers respect the inherent dignity and worth of the person. Social workers treat each person in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual differences and cultural and ethnic diversity. Social workers promote clients’ socially responsible self-determination. Social workers seek to enhance clients’ capacity and opportunity to change and to address their own needs. Social workers are cognizant of their dual responsibility to clients and to the broader society.
• Know your limit and recognize when to say no or stop. Focus and think positively • Feedback from clients, staffs and supervisor Outcomes To prevent stress, burnout, compassionate fatigue and various traumas, it is imperative that social service worker practise self-care. Taking care of self will allow social service worker to be competent, compassionate, follow ethical guidelines effectively, energize and remain committed in the professional field.
They are educated and license professionals who had the proper training. License Clinical Social Workers also undergo hours of supervision by another License Clinical Social Worker. Clinical Social Work Practice focuses on both the people and the social environment, providing services that consist of assessment, diagnosis, treatment, including psychotherapy, counseling, client-centered advocacy, consultation, and evaluation. Social workers value the principles of the code of ethics while practicing in this profession. They focus on the client’s well-being while using strength perspective and empowerment to uplift clients and to help the clients focus on their goals.
Person-centered therapy is all about empowering and accepting individuals, which is a main goal of social workers. As social workers, we must empower our clients so they can, and will, make their own decisions for their own lives. Social workers must accept their clients for who they are as individuals and not judge them when assisting them. This therapy focuses on a lot of things that are in the NASW’s code of ethics such as valuing the dignity and worth of a person, and promoting self-determination in clients. As social workers we are supposed to be mindful of the differences in people, respect those differences, and not push our beliefs or ideas on them.
A social worker must show anyone who they come in contact with that they are valued by serving, standing up against injustices, letting them know they have inherent worth, teaching them the importance of healthy human relationships, having integrity, and being competent. These values are necessary to apply not only to the professional areas but in our daily
First function is the accountability and management. Accountability is to ensure that social workers follow the policies, standards and guidelines with a safe, ethical and effective manner so that the clients receives the best service to meet their needs. Second function is a development of the critical analysis skills, understanding and capabilities of the supervisee through reflection on their work with the clients. It is the opportunity to understand and make sense of how theory and knowledge underpins the practice (Lee-Ann, et al., 2013). In addition, it provides the place to discuss on values and ethics so that practitioner could develop anti oppressive practice.
Social workers provide dedicated services to clients by putting their needs first and helping them address daily challenges. Social justice allows social workers who inherently have a desire to help others who otherwise are unable to advocate for themselves. Regardless of a person's beliefs or cultural background, social workers use human dignity and worth of a person to set aside any biases that a social worker may have and help the client address those needs. Being culturally competent allows a social worker to understand the differences in diverse vulnerable populations by understanding their culture and customs. Social workers induce integrity in their profession by being responsible, honest, and ethical at all times.
The board of social workers does not expect you to know the answer to every case that comes your way. The board does expect you to enhance the wellbeing of humans and assist them in meeting their basic needs (NASW, 2008, para.1). This mission is made possible by providing service, advocating for others, treating people with dignity and respect, understanding the importance of human relationships, performing duties with integrity, and provides services with your expertise. Social workers primary goal is helping people (NASW, 2008,
Social work is the practice in which the practitioner works with clients in order to resolve and prevent problems that occur with individuals and group (Walsh, 2010). There are many different characteristics that a social work should obtain to be successful. These characteristics define social workers and also helps social workers to provide the best possible care. Values are one characteristic that social workers should strive to have. Values are what is right and good (Walsh, 2010).
As stated within the article, Importance of Empathy for Social Work Practice: Integrating New Science “Research demonstrates that empathy is an important tool for positive therapeutic intervention (Gerdes and Segal, 2011).” As social worker’s we need to make sure we understand the client but, answer to the client’s feelings not the word. Being empathetic as supported from the readings, reduces one’s aggression towards other individuals and encourages healthy personal development (Gerdes and Segal, 2011). While being empathetic towards the client it is important to remember to remain authentic. “A practitioner’s own level of empathy is correlated with positive client outcomes (Gerdes and Segal,