My Personal Stance as a Social Worker
In a world that is becoming increasingly jaded due to the deterioration of moral values and the blurring of right and wrong, people continue to feel. Sometimes, it seems that as the world evolves with the rise of technology, the domination of media and onward progression of globalization, people get lost in the overwhelming changes happening around them or cope by withdrawing into themselves or experience nervous break downs.
Amidst the breakthroughs of science and technology, and the modifications of moral standards, people still need basic care, acceptance and understanding of their humanity. One career that promotes such is Social Work. Van Nijnatten (2006) explains that social workers aim to enhance people’s ability to care for themselves and to promote their participation in the social process.
A successful social worker has a broad knowledge of various organizational and networking systems that provide services and support to the varying needs of the client. On top of this is a vast understanding of the inner workings of a client – how he may think of his situation and how he feels about it especially in times of crisis.