Throughout my professional career, I have had the honor of working with a variety of people. My vocational experiences have been with the young, aged, disabled, incarcerated, and the vulnerable. The combination of my professional and my personal life experiences have provided me with rich life lessons which have enhanced me with a solid generalist foundation in social work practices.
Having worked in incarcerations, I have had the opportunity to understand firsthand what social workers do to assist families. During a child visitation at the jail, I met a Social worker advocating for children from the Children Services Department (CSD). She had seen some of the darkest sides of humanity, caregivers inflicting cruelty to children. She experienced days that were filled with anticipation and other days where she had high anxiety. Whenever you work with families, there is no quick fix, and there is always a sense of urgency. Overall her CSD position was meaningful, seeing children placed in safe and stable environments.
The Paradise Hospice House has provided valuable knowledge regarding resources available to terminally ill patients. Volunteering for social workers from hospice has allowed me to understand the importance of dying with dignity. Hospice clients and families are provided with compassionate care created for their unique family needs. The hospice mission statement has reinforced my ideology about what integrity and teamwork mean in the term caregiver. It has allowed me to understand the challenges families and friends manage on a daily basi...
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...t determines whose guilty. The essence of our conversation boiled down to me being more focused and professional at my job and not letting my emotions be the frontrunner to professionalism. I understood my role in this position. I overcame my emotional struggle processing this population and over the course of time, I forced myself not to prejudge intakes based on police reports and the crimes they were accused of. I left this agency because it was negative and emotionally challenging in the hopes of standing up for human rights and social justice. As a social worker, I have tried to understand the motivation for sexual predators. The one preoccupation that has always stood out for me is that sexual offenders were once children.
e. Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0: What is your GPA and is it reflective of your ability to succeed in graduate school?
CSUC GPA 3.4
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