|I am currently studying Health and Social Welfare at Bradford College. Studying The health and Welfare of people has broadened my social ||knowledge and motivated me into wanting to be a social worker.
I ? became interested in working as a social work professional when I was ||working as a health care assistant where I understudied Social Workers as they were helping some of our clients. The outcome of these ||meetings has convinced me that my longed-for desire to be a social worker can be fulfilled by studying Social Work. In addition to this l have||also done some voluntary work befriending Elderly people at a community centre and working with people who had mental health problems giving ||them confidence to go back in the community and be socially included. I was also motivated when l worked with children at a nursery as my ||college placement where l understood the children??™s social needs. ||I have helped different clientele groups in the health care industry, where l worked with people who had cancer doing palliative care, ||disabled clients, in nursing homes and clients who were blind and those with depression. My duties included; observation, writing care plans, ||interacting with clients, escorting clients when they go for shopping, serving food and helping them with their personal care. Throughout this||time I have gained various caring skills working in a community setting, which have also enhanced my people skills and how I interact with ||others. I also had a genuine interest in all of my patients quality of life and always aimed to give my best towards this.
||As much as l understand, a person who is prepared to become a Social Worker needs to be a good listener, empathetic, have very good ||interpersonal skills and very eager to learn and endeavour to improve him/herself. The skill of an understanding of other peoples needs ||without prejudice is not to be underestimated in this field. I have excellent verbal and written communication and team working skills, which ||l acquired through my placement, college, and work experiences, of which I will make an effort to maintain and improve on them whenever ||possible. ||The knowledge I have acquired and am still acquiring can help me to take an Undergraduate Social Work course. Social Work is a profession I ||have always looked upon with respect.
I do believe that this role of a Social Worker can be very challenging and demanding at times, though ||rewarding and fulfilling. I feel I have the enthusiasm and skills to train and became a qualified Social Worker, a goal l have hoped to ||achieve for quite a while. |