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09/08/2019

I am writing my essay on how my own values are aligned with those of the social work profession?

QUESTION
I am writing my essay on how my own values are aligned with those of the social work profession?
I understand that our personal values will have a bearing on the decisions we make and the steps that we take. With that in mind, these are my personal values I believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity, and treating everyone fairly regardless of our race, ethncity, social class, religion, and cultural background. I also believe in the importance of family relationships and how those will affect who you are and shape you, in hard work.

ANSWER
I would take out the last sentence, because as a social worker you will often work with individuals from broken homes, and saying you have a strong belief in the importance of family relationships may conflict with working with these individuals, or cases of domestic violence, etc.

Also, “will affect how you are and shape you, in hard work” doesn’t really make sense.

You may also want to include something about empathy, which is important to social work.

Up until the last sentence I think it’s great 🙂