AWIC interviewed different local professionals for an inside look into their work. You can learn more about Social and Community Service Workers (NOC 4212) through a detailed Career Profile.
Program development, handling crisis’s, counselling.
Bachelor of Social Work and a Registered Social Worker.
To make a difference in the community. I started 6 years ago. I have learned community collaboration is key for making change.
Empathy, compassion, patience and organization.
You cannot save everyone.
Seeing people make small changes and recognizing their full potential.
It is a rewarding career, but make sure you take care of yourself.
It affected my relationship with clients and effectively providing services to them.
It was stressful at the beginning trying to navigate and still provide services to the community.
There have been quite a few clients who have passed away due to addiction and mental health. We have coped by having daily check ins and debriefing if needed.
It has created more opportunities for growth and change. It has allowed Counselling to be down virtually which means more people are able to connect to services. I have been able to connect with clients and coworkers better as we all have been dealing with the hardships of the pandemic.
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