Running head: PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO
Part 1: B:
Eastern Toronto University Administrator
One unknown boulevard
15 MARCH 2022
I present my application for the BSW program. I believe that social work is the best course
for my passion in social justice ethics fundamental work; it offers suppleness and
compactness; helps heal and solve problems; to makes the world a better place. Many social
workers enter the field due to personal involvement. The following are some of the qualities
that would impact my practice. I am empathetic, identifying with and understanding other
people’s experiences and perspectives.
I am an effective communicator, my ability to organize, apply critical thinking, active
listening skills would be instrumental in the practice. I have patience, and I practice self-care;
I am culturally competent, impacting my interactions. Given the opportunity, I expect to gain
through social work education, a promise to corporation and participation with workers in
rising services to meet their requirements; a commitment to evaluating practice as a means of
expanding it; an acknowledgment that the operative’s use of self is essential to social work
Personally and professionally, I plan to learn how to impact positively. Social workers listen
to individuals’ needs, from children to individuals struggling with obsessions, and help them
cope and advance their quality of life. I am looking forward to your feedback as I seek to
expand my knowledge and expertise while enhancing my professional understanding.
There are challenges that most social workers face, including deficiency, violence,
and discernment, and still, pick the field since they intend to use those involvements to make
a change in others’ lives. I hope as a social worker to help relatives improve associations and
deal with problematic situations such as separation, disease, or death by guiding families over
the therapy process by assisting them to identify difficulties, set objectives and find solutions
to their issues.
Social Work is all about consideration and motivation to improve people’s lives in
civilization. Social employees are introduced to cases that focus on violence, drug abuse,
isolation, inequality, and more. With knowledgeable, appropriate, and well-trained social
workers across the country have developed strategies to deal with these problems, but many
challenges remain. Experiencing client frustration, doubt, lack of confidence, discipline, and
motivation are widespread.
Such factors pose significant challenges to social workers because they lead unwilling
clients into poor communication with social workers. Poverty, unemployment, opportunities
for inequality, discrimination, and malnutrition are social ills and substandard housing, job
discrimination, and child abuse and neglect. Lawbreaking and drug misuse are also instances
of communal ills.
Among the most challenging things about a social worker, occupation are factors such
as the emotive pressure that comes with seeing the injustice of inequality and abuse, the test
of working with clients who are at risk and deprived, the stress and physical wounds that
often escort work and incapability to fix such issues.
Part 2: Future Plans
While the primary function of social work is to improve human welfare and help meet
all individual’s fundamental and multifaceted needs, I am inclined to explore my future
options along with two areas of social work, particular focus on those at risk, oppressed, and
living in poverty.
Mental Health Social Worker
As a social worker, I hope to explore the area of mental health; as a social worker, I
hope to play an essential role in improving the community’s overall health and mental health
by diagnosing, treating, and preventing mental, behavioral, and emotional problems. I
understand that mental-health professionals empower people with mental illness and their
families, caregivers, and communities to live productive, independent lives.
Homewood health center is a top Canadian agency that helps improve people’s lives
in the community by delivering highly specialized care. Homewood Health Centre offers
technical, unique, and national programs in scope. Renowned Treatment. Clinical Experts.
Private & Discreet would be a perfect fit for me as I seek to scale new mental health social
work heights. My skills as a social worker would be critical in supporting people and their
relatives through tough times and safeguarding that vulnerable people, including children and
the elderly, are protected from harm. My role would help advance individuals’ lives with
expertise to maintain working relations and serve as director and lawyer.
Child and Family Social Worker
Another area of concern is children and family; as a social worker, I intend to play an
essential role in their societies by linking families who need help with facilities and
monitoring the welfare of vulnerable children. Social workers assist with exploitation and
neglect of investigations and help put children in a safe place. Social work may be a
gratifying career, but this perspective will vary from person to person.
Native Child and Family Services Toronto offer services in this time of crisis, a toprated agency that provides safety for children and families, an agency that seeks to ensure that
every child is safe. It would be a perfect fit for my passion, and I am looking forward to
exploring opportunities along those lines. My roles as a social worker include disaster
management and empowerment and advocacy roles, empowering communities by
encouraging individuals to play a more significant role in determining social facilities,
offering education programs, and enabling long-term financial freedom—an added advantage
to the agency.
Part 3: Knowledge and Skills
Self-awareness: My skills in identifying and labeling personal feelings would be critical to
the agency with knowledge of where my emotional state end and those of the clients begin. I
can identify and admit areas of vulnerability and unsettled issues. I comprehend personal
morals and their effect on the psychotherapy relationship and identify and accomplish the
Professional attitude: My professionalism examines empathy, disrespect, honesty, and
respect for others. I communicate effectively and empathetically with other workers, faculty,
staff, clients, and professionals.
Critical thinking: As a practitioner, I empirically assess each case by assembling information
through reflection, consultations, and investigation. Taking advantage of my critical thinking
without bias enables me to make informed choices, identify the best resources and formulate
the best plan to assist clients
Communication skills: As a social worker, I communicate with clients daily to gain info,
convey critical info, and make crucial decisions. Without honest communication aids, I may
not gain or share that info as a social worker, thereby causing harmful impacts to clients.
Practice skills: I ensure that I am open, honest, reliable, and fair in my practice while
respecting and maintaining individual dignity and privacy. At the same time, uphold
professional relations with people and ensure that they understand the role of a social worker
in their lives.
Administration skills: I possess skills in preparation, establishing, management, decisionmaking, specialist, and communication, indispensable elements of the administrative process.
In other establishments, the purposes will be different, but the goals are always people’s
development as a whole.
Special training: In my particular training program, I have expertise in providing services to
at-risk youth and helping families navigate difficult situations such as accessing childcare
facilities or housing; community service in child and family services would be appropriate.
Part 4: Job Interview Preparation
York Humber Employment and Social Services- the staff at the institution have
helped instill diligence as I interacted with them, providing necessary guidance in the
process and improving my understanding of social service work.
Fuze HR Solutions- the interaction with the agency opened up new frontiers in the
engagement of social service work with fundamental aspects of professional ethics
and practice that promote individual rights and liberties while offering social services.
Bedard Resources Toronto- as a placement agency, they are unique in staff
recruitment, and my interaction with them offered a vital opportunity to explore
employment options to improve my understanding of social services work. Their
placement was instrumental in improving my social services approach.
Wellesley Place Employment and Social Services – the office provides benefits and
services for those in need and has been an important contact in shaping my approach
to phone services and ensuring that social service work is accessible to everyone.
Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto has been an important contact in
understanding the concept of the non-profit organization concerned with providing
services to women and their empowerment and career advancement.
What do you like most about this type of work?
As a professional, I love the work, and it’s the best job with social justice values underlying
all work; it provides flexibility and portability; as a practitioner, I can help heal, solve
problems and help make the world a better world place.
What do you least like about your work?
It takes a lot of emotional and mental strength and sometimes becomes challenging for those
working within the profession to handle.
What skills are essential for this job?
The job requires good communication skills, excellent organization ability, and critical
thinking with active listening skills. one must also have self-care, cultural competence, and
What qualifications are required for this job?
The job requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Related Field; one can also do a
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or MSW-Equivalent Program. There are complete
Fieldwork Hour Worker requirements for one professional who completes the ASWB
Examination and applies for a Public Social Work License with a particular interest in Social
What strategies of self-care would you recommend?
Self-care is an essential skill in surviving social work. Self-care means activities and
processes that we can regularly engage in to reduce stress and maintain and improve our
short-term or long-term health and well-being. The following steps will come in handy taking
breaks is an essential aspect of refreshing, setting goals is another important step in self-care
and learning to say no. Creating a support system that promotes self-café is essential as one
tries to connect with their emotions while practicing mindfulness.
What additional training would you recommend to be more qualified for a job in the field
Additional training, workshops, and symposiums are the most common ways to improve on
social service work. Although to enter the field of public service, a degree in social sciences
is required. Employers also hire employees with a degree in social sciences or psychology,
depending on the type of work, which may be part of the social support system.
What is the impact of social service work on individuals and societies?
Social work is a professional and educational work of art and personality that seeks to benefit
the well-being of communities, communities, and individuals”. Social work is relief work,
and its primary goal is to improve the well-being of society as a whole, especially for the
What are three transferable skills necessary for a social worker?
Some of the essential transferable skills include being an active listener, having social
perceptiveness, and having judgment and decision-making skills. Others include the ability to
have complex problem-solving skills, negotiation, and time management.
Date of the interview; 3/03/2022
The person interviewed; Salinda Hess
Job title; head of education, 4korners Organization
How contact was made; Contact was made through a common acquittance in one of the
Summary of information received: I got the opportunity to interview one of the board
members of the 4korners organization on the impact of social service work and the
organization’s approach in ensuring access to social services. The board of director Salinda
Hess offers some insights on the value of 4korners in society, and the head of education
provides essential links to the organization’s work.
What if any steps would you include in your future planning due to the interview?
Having gotten the opportunity to interact with the 4korners organization’s head of education,
I intend to do an email thanking her for interacting with her and seek a follow-up meeting
that will explore the opportunity of her being a mentor.
PART 6: Professional Development
In the future, OCSWSSW membership will require all registered social service workers to
maintain an updated professional development portfolio.
The ongoing work of the College is to protect the community from untrained,
unemployed, and unskilled workers. The College serves and protects the community: By
setting entry requirements to ensure that only those with a formal qualification are eligible for
enrollment. Social workers identify the reputation of assessing developments and results to
endorse repetition, policy, and effectiveness in-service distribution. Social workers
comprehend the beliefs of human behavior and the social setting and assess and apply such
knowledge in assessing consequences.
Vocational outcomes future professional development goals to fill gaps in current learning
Process goals are precise activities or ‘processes’ of execution, such as studying for several
hours in the evening daily. Process goals are 100% manageable by the person.
Performance goals are based on individual standards, such as passing your GPA. Individual
goals are primarily manageable.
Outcome goals are winning based such as it could look like getting a job in one’s field or
getting a job at a specific place of employment. Result goals are challenging to control due to
other outside inspirations.
Demonstrating Behavior and Professionalism, I aim to aggressively seek response and
guidance, engage in self-reflection and self-improvement, and familiarize myself with
cultural humility that reflects awareness and the ability to apply the principles enshrined in
the NASW Code of Ethics, based on evidence. Information and pertinent lawful and policy
info. A representative agency for the profession and the organization in most cases.
Demonstrates proficiency at advanced speaking, writing, and electronic media
communication in the system of handling specialized tasks, tasks, and appearance.
Incorporating Multiplicity and Diversity in Behavior, identify and control individual and
system bias as it affects the relationship between client and employee within the integrated
integration process. It critically analyzes the evidence based on the evidence and local
wisdom of different cultures and contexts in a continuous integration process. Easily
demonstrate and demonstrate work in the student role, comprehend and demonstrate the
strengths and strengths of international service programs in OK.
Promoting Human Rights and Social Justice, Economic, and Environmental Justice, using
knowledge, skills, and ethics to endorse social, economic, and conservational justice,
advocacy for human rights across the micro-macro range, and contributing to the
development of client services, services, and systems.