Human Service Interview Paper

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Interview of Human Services Worker When I was deciding my major, I knew I wanted to do something that was beneficial to society. I wanted to do my part and help those in need. That is why I chose Human Services and when I chose this major, I went into it with the intent of helping women in need. I had a rough few years as a single teen mom moving from place to place trying to hold down a job while attending school all on my own at 19. I was eventually able to work through this struggle and have a successful life and take care of three intelligent and healthy children. So when I was choosing an organization to study for this class, I knew I wanted to work with women who struggled just like I did. That’s when I found M.I.S.S. Inc. When I …show more content…
My first question was about her work qualifications and educational background. Through a puff of smoke and smirk on her face she said “Can you believe I’m actually retired?”. No, I couldn’t from the looks of things. She told me she had her Master’s in Education and her under graduate in Human Services. She spent her career working at the Department of Children and Families, New Horizons, Hibiscus and retiring through Castle. But apparently retirement didn’t suit Ruth and a former colleague asked if she’d be interested in helping to run M.I.S.S..Ruth jumped at the …show more content…
Again we came back to the sad truth of it all. She said her two biggest problems were one; women who could not be helped. These women who have a whole team behind them trying to lift them up, but just fall right back into the system. Women who have no ambition. And two; not enough jobs in our area. The women who come to M.I.S.S must be able to get a job that will allow them to afford the monthly rent and eventually help them stand on their own two feet again. Ruth says there just aren’t enough jobs around that can pay these women enough to support themselves and their children. Two issues on completely different ends of the spectrum. On one side you have women who could be doing so much more but won’t, and on the other end you have women who desperately want to work, but can’t find a job. Me and Ruth acknowledge that there’s not much we can about the economy, but I ask what can we do about the women who lack ambition? She tells me we have to build these women up. They have no confidence. This is the only life they’ve known. She says one of the hardest parts of her job is making these women believe that they are able to

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