Hsm Personal Leadership Plan

HSM Personal Leadership Plan
University of Phoenix Axia Student

HSM Personal Leadership Plan

    I currently work for the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Services, as a Social Service Assistant. After completing my degree I plan to stay at this job, but advance to a social worker. According to Child Welfare Information Gateway, the child welfare system is a group of services designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to successfully care for their children. While the primary responsibility for child welfare services rests with the States, the Federal Government plays a major role in supporting States in the delivery of services through funding of programs and legislative initiatives (2008). Social workers work with their clients to find a solution to problems clients may have with the upbringing of their children. The caseloads are overwhelming and require good time management and prioritizing. Human Services social workers work in the areas of child protection, children’s services, adoption, and intake.  They also join with families and the community to promote long-term safety, well-being, and permanent families for children.  Work includes assessing child safety, abuse/neglect, and signs of danger; client strengths and capability; family functioning; case planning; and petitioning for protective custody and placement. Becoming a social worker is a goal I continue to work towards.
    A social worker at the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare is considered a leader. Social workers have caseloads that they oversee and are responsible for them. Actions and measures taken in each case reflects on the social worker such as; making the decision to remove a child from a home because of allegations suspected. Making ethical decisions are critical because you’re affecting every person in the family. Children are close with their parent’s regardless if the...