Why did you choose to study social work?

Why did you choose to study social work?

1. You will learn how to make a positive impact. Social Work is all about understanding and striving to improve the lives of people in society. Social Workers listen to people’s needs, from young children to people struggling with addictions, and help them to cope and improve their quality of life.

Why do people become social workers?

Many social workers enter the field because of personal experiences in their own lives. A high percentage of social workers have faced their own challenges, among them poverty, violence and discrimination, and they choose the field because they want to use those experiences to make a difference in the lives of others.

Why is social work important to you?

Social workers help relieve people’s suffering, fight for social justice, and improve lives and communities. These pioneers laid the path for social workers of today. They set a great example for our commitment to advocacy, social justice, and helping individuals, families, and communities who need us most.

What have I learned as a social work student?

The 10 lessons I’ve learned (and continue to learn) in social work are: Problems can come from anywhere—but so can solutions! Be observant and curious. Honor others: your clients, their support systems, the multi-disciplinary team, and the larger network of resources—and let your behavior communicate your respect.

Why is social work rewarding?

Social Work Allows You to Build on Your Strengths This will in turn deepen your understanding and knowledge of human relationships and lead to better communication and leadership skills. Also, social workers operate with a healthy level of autonomy as they help clients discover and decide how to achieve their goals.

What do social workers do?

Social workers work with adults, children and families and often specialise in a specific field of work – such as support for children and families, or working with adults with physical disability or mental health related needs. We help people make changes and access their rights as people and citizens.