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…
Honesty plays an essential role in all interpersonal relationships. Being honest serves as a guide for everything that a person does. As Social Workers we must demonstrate integrity in our actions by being honest, trustworthy, and seeking to promote justice and equality. Not only should we adhere to the N.A.S.W. Code of Ethics in our professional practice but display ethically appropriate behavior in our personal lives as well. When establishing rapport with clients, working with colleagues, and or Social Service agencies they must feel as if you are a trustworthy individual. Consequently, I stand by being honest with my thoughts, my actions and my

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