Importance Of Professional Values In Social Work

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The field of Social Work has professional values that all social workers should adhere to during their practice of social work. Often times the professional values of social work are synonymous to the social worker’s personal value structure. An individual’s personal values can conflict with the values of the profession; therefore it is imperative to be aware of those differences in order to conduct ethical social work practice. One’s own values can either constructively or destructively impact their professional conduct. An efficient social worker is one that is aware of their own values yet they are open-minded to people that may possess diverse point of views. Social Workers are challenged on a daily basis by institutions and laws that were …show more content…
We were deprived of many childhood experiences that most children received. The holidays were gloomy, with no presents under the tree or special meals prepared. It was a challenge to maintain the necessary resources to survive. My family struggled for the basic necessities such as clean clothing, hot water, and daily nourishment. It was evident that my family needed additional assistance. We received aid from the government and was assigned a Case Worker to monitor our family 's well-being. The Social Worker was extremely beneficial to our lives. Although, she was of a different race and social class she put forth great effort in assisting us. She was always warm and empathetic towards us during our visits. Her genuine care and concerned sparked an interest in me to play the pivotal role that she played in my family’s life to someone else in need. Therefore, I sense to be an efficient Social Worker a person should encompass the authentic desire to want to help others. There is a big difference in your actions when you are doing something because you 're obligated to and when you are doing something because you choose to. Our Social Worker was committed to helping us thrive in every area of our lives. She strongly believed that everyone deserves the equal access to all of the opportunities and various resources that may be available to them. I developed a strong point of view to …show more content…
I can recall a moment when my siblings and I were playing at a crowded park. There was a big family that were playing by the swings and had decided to leave. My siblings and I ran over, which is when I noticed a ten dollar bill was lying on the ground. Before I could join in on the excitement of my newfound treasure with my brothers I was running back over to the family that had just left to return the lost cash to them. I informed them that someone had left their cash. An older gentleman stepped up and revealed that it was his money that was left behind. Instead of retrieving the money he handed me another ten dollar bill and said that it was my reward for being honest. I was proud of that in spite of my brothers who were telling me to keep the cash for myself that I chose to show

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