The Social Work Of A Social Worker Essay

936 Words Dec 14th, 2015 4 Pages
“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” I discovered this Bible verse in the very beginning of the semester, and the first time I read it I felt empowered. This very is the definition of what social work is, this is the work I want and will be doing soon enough. Many people think faith and religion should not be involved in social work, little do they know, that Jesus Christ was a social worker.
In my opinion, social work began with Jesus, he walked this earth to listen to people who were ignored, to help the needy, and walk along people in their troubles. Social workers are asked to do the same. “The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty.” In this past semester I have learned many things about social work practice, the biggest piece, in my opinion, is the client’s needs come first. Social work is a selfless profession, I am not here to help myself, I am here to serve others, my needs want, and belief should not play a role in my relationship with a client. I feel that is compatible with my faith because the biggest piece of my faith is showing love to everyone, and knowing I am not a sinless person so I have no right to judge. I don’t have a right…

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