Personal Expectations Of A Social Worker

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Being though, I was a youth in care, I have high expectations of how a social worker should be. During my years in care I had four different workers. My judge was previously a social worker so she set the bar high as well. My engagement process was horrible my first two experiences. My first social worker was a African American older male, who did not care at all, and the second was a Caribbean/ African American female who did not care and places prejudgment on me because of my situation, age, and race. After she was fired from the agency, I was appointed a new social worker whom was younger and more caring. During the engagement process, I explained to her that I am a very easy case, because I do when Is expected of me and I handle all …show more content…
If we understand each other expectations it will be a great partnership. It was rare that social workers had clients that went to school, work, and assist with younger sibling, not run away from foster homes/ group homes, and show up to meetingWhen first meeting with a social worker, I expect him or her to identify them by name, profession, and by agency or department. Before anything, it is important for a social worker to clarify the initial purpose of the interview; why are we here, the worker’s role and client’s role. I learned that role expectations influence human experience and behavior. People relate to one another within and between social systems through their roles. I prefer my social worker to be direct but caring and supportive. My social worker should be familiar with my background; African American, female, heterosexual, catholic, urban, from poverty, a child of incarcerated parents, previous foster care youth, and why I am there …show more content…
Engaging with other cultures requires one to consider sensitivity, being open to differences, a willingness to acquire knowledge of other cultures, and understanding of self. One must develop cross-cultural competence through study, cultural guides, and applicants themselves. It is important to hinder bias feeling when working with clients. Understanding differences in help seeking styles and preferences helps us to interpret initial reactions from applicants. As a social worker, failing to understand the common styles and customs of cultures may result in miscommunication and

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