Social Justice In The Workplace

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Socialworkers.org explains social justice and how social workers participate in social justice as, “Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Social workers aim to open the doors of access and opportunity for everyone, particularly those in greatest need (1)”. For four years, I worked at a homeless shelter. The homeless shelter mission and goal was to help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness attain self-sufficiency. I participated in that mission when I educated my clients on formatting a resume and building interview skills. I assisted my clients achieve their goals when I connected to community resources. I provided my clients with the opportunity …show more content…
One grant I wrote allowed clients to have free access to adequate child care, so they can focus on obtain and maintain employment. Many times I went to meetings and advocated for my clients and the agency needs. There were services that other shelters were receiving that we were not. At the meetings I advocate that my clients obtain access to the services that the other shelters were receiving. Although it was a long process, in the end, my clients were able to access and receive the same opportunities as the other client from various shelters.
My commitment to social and economic justice for all allowed me to identify and address issues on a micro and mezzo level and advocate for client needs. My compassion for others and my focus social and economic justice has allowed me ways to better serve my clients, whether it's writing grants to enhance their opportunities, educating my clients to increase their opportunities or even advocating for them to receive equal treatment. Overall, my passion for social justice and social work knowledge has allowed me to provide my clients with better opportunities for my

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