Social Work Reflection Paper

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A helping profession is one that nurtures the growth of or addresses the problems of a person's physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being. At this stage of my life Social Work is what I am most interested in practicing because it provides opportunities for me to work in many different settings with people whose problems, issues and needs are diverse. My second choice would then be guidance counseling which is the process of helping individuals discover and develop their educational, vocational, and psychological potentialities and thereby achieve an optimal level of personal happiness and social usefulness. I am interested in the helping profession because I have a strong desire to help others in difficult situations. The helping profession enables me to work with people and to do something that counts. It also enables me to make a difference in the life of others and to contribute to the welfare of society. Warmth, honesty, humility, genuineness, openness, courage, sensitivity, acceptance and concern for others are some of the many personal characteristics I possess that supports me working in the helping profession. I am efficient, dependable, driven, organized, supportive, trustworthy, non-judgmental, patient, kind, helpful, empathetic and practical. Growing up as a young child I loved to help others and found joy in doing something good for other people. During my adolescent years I wanted to be a pediatrician because I loved children and wanted to make them better. Then in the 9th grade when I took the Caribbean edition of the Career Key by Choices Magazine, my test scores revealed that I have a social personality and that I would be best suited in the helping profession. As time went by I learnt more about the helping profession and said I wanted to be a Child Care Protective Officer. Realizing that this is a part of the social work field, I enrolled at northern Caribbean University to pursue a B.Sc. degree in Social Work....
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