Social Work


Howdoes the job fit what you have learned about the knowledge, values,and skills of social work in class (the knowledge, values, and skillsof social work)?

Asone listens to Dr. Moore respond to the interview questions, theapplication of the knowledge, values, as well as skills of socialwork learned in class comes to mind. The profession of social work isknown to promote social change, problem solving in humanassociations, as well as the liberation and empowerment ofindividuals to better well-being. Parts of the lessons we haveobtained from class suggest that social justice, as well as humanrights, form the philosophical reinforcements of social workpractice. The distinctiveness of social work is entrenched in theblend of some specific values, knowledge, as well as skills,comprising the application of relationships as the foundation of allintermediations and esteem for the involvement and choice of theclient. The lessons also included social work values, which areconsidered to have grown out of democratic and humanitarian ideals.The values are based on respect for the dignity, worth, as well asequality of all people (Doel 16). The job fits what we learned aboutthe knowledge, values, and skills of social work in the class giventhat Dr. Moore uses this as a basis to advance in her profession.According to Dr. Moore, while the knowledge and skills learned inclass are necessary for one to become an efficient social worker, itis certainly not enough. One needs to develop additional skills andexperience in the course doing the job.

Howis this job different from what we have learned in class?

Thejob is different from what we have learned in class in the sense thatit offers one a range of challenges on a daily basis as opposed toclasswork, which forms defined knowledge within the syllabus.Furthermore, while the lessons we obtain in class emphasize the needto understand the foundation as well as fundamentals of the course,the job encourages one to apply the knowledge and skills acquired.One notices that there are many things to learn other than the coursework to become a social worker. Some of these experiences are onlyacquired on the job and not in class.

Whatspecific knowledge, values &amp skills have you learned about thatare used in the social worker’s practice?

Thespecific values that I have learned about that are applied in thesocial worker’s practice include respect for individuals, socialjustice, and human dignity, which are also taught in class. Socialwork is known to place emphasis on its values. These values areregarded as significant because of the social control functions ofthe work. Social values are so vital to the extent that they areengraved in the profession’s national as well as internationalcodes of ethics. The specific knowledge I learned about regarded theneed to comprehend the foundation of social work and human behavior.These are integral in the practice of social work. With regard to theskills, I learned about listening carefully, observing the client, aswell as preparedness to assists. These skills will help one handledifferent people with diverse issues and problems.


Basedon the interview, I would not choose social work as a career. Whenlistening to Dr. Moore, one gets the fulfillment that comes withhelping others. However, the fact that a social worker needs to bepatient with his/her clients is the reason why I would not go forthis career. Dr. Moore talks about her ability to see that everyonehas the potential to change, something that requires patience towitness. I am usually impatient with people, and this may present avalue conflict if I was doing social work.


Doel,Mark. SocialWork: The Basics.New York: Routledge, 2012. Print.