Master's of Social Worker program
Everyone is embedded with things that make them unique. As individuals we each bring something new, creative, and different to the table. In identifying my personal strengths and challenges as an advanced generalist social worker I feel I have the most experience with the attributes I've identified as my strengths. Personal challenges to me are areas where we would like to excel, but still need improvement. To do this, I use my strengths to work with and ultimately overcome my shortcomings.
Several of my areas of strength are centered around my profession in child protection and children's mental health. I feel my interpersonal communication skills are one of my best personal traits. Effective communication consists of being able to speak clearly and professionally, while being knowledgeable at the same time. Communication has become one of the key parts to my success in both my work life and in my personal life; as communication is key to my marriage and any relationship I build within a team and workplace. I accredit my ability to effectively communication verbally and in written form to being an attentive listener that is open to suggestions and feedback. I believe my written communication is a strong point for me because I am very detail oriented, at the same time I am aware of my need to be more precise and less detailed in some aspects.
A challenge for me is my more reserved demeanor. Although I provide input to others when asked, I often hesitate to express my opinion first. With awareness of this I push myself to be more assertive, take initiative and not question myself internally. On a daily basis in the field of child protection I am challenged with a multitude of situations that I must prioritize in order to move forward; this requires me to stay focused and put the child's safety first in order to determine what is in the best interest of the child. Through these