In honor of March being National Social Work Month, SocialWork.Career asked many social workers what they love most about their work. Below is part one, and part 2 appears in Social Worker Month: 10 Reasons for Social Workers to Stand Up.
As per the 25 responses provided, social workers are inclined to love their profession for the following reasons: it’s the best job with social justice values underlying all work; it offers flexibility and portability; they are able to help heal and/or problem solve; they help make the world a better place; they are able to train others to become social workers and they love their colleagues.
This post will provide you with about half of the 25 wonderful statements made by social workers in two different graphics. The other half of inspiring comments will appear in a subsequent post.
The below “Social Work Rocks!” graphic details the features and quotes that describe the 6/8 categories of why social workers love their field (such as versatility/portability, healer etc.) .
The second graphic shares a few statements made by social workers who emphasized the need to make a meaningful difference and/or make the world a better place.
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Don’t forget to check out the remaining 10 thoughtful social worker quotes in Social Worker Month: 10 Reasons for Social Workers to Stand Up.
With gratitude to:
Amy Morin, LCSW, Speaker, Author, Psychotherapist
Cathy Hanville, LCSW, Psychotherapist and Private Practice Consultant
Claudia Megele, Head of Service & Principal Social Worker at Wiltshire Council
Courtney Kidd, LCSW, PhD Student, Co-Founder and CEO, Social Justice Solutions
Deona Hooper, MSW, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Social Work Helper
Dima Dupéré, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapy Services / Services de psychothérapie
Ellen Belluomini, LCSW, Lecturer, Higher Education Consultant, Innovator
@ermintrude2, U.K. Social Worker
Jennifer Taylor, LCSW, RPT, Registered Play Therapist, TF-CBT & EMDR Clinician
Jonathan B. Singer, Ph.D., LCSW, Assoc. Prof.| Founder/Host of the Social Work Podcast
Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor, Researcher, Editor
Laurel Iverson Hitchcock, PhD, MPH, LICSW, PIP, Assist Prof. at Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
Linda May Grobman, MSW, ACSW, LSW,,Publisher/Editor, The New Social Worker magazine
Matthew Cohen, MSW, CEO, Social Justice Solutions
Melanie Sage, Assistant Professor of Social Work, BSW Director at UND
Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, Parent Coach
Mozart Guerrier, MSW, Executive Director of 21 Progress
Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, LCSW, Dean and Professor, UB School of Social Work
Nathalie P. Jones, PhD, MSW, Assist. Professor, Tarleton State University
Nicole Clark, LMSW, Evaluator, and Consultant
Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, Center for Financial Social Work
Sean Erreger, LCSW, Case Manager, Adjunct Instructor, Social Media Evangelist
@socialworkpad, MSW, M.Ed, and MA.TESL
Steve Whitmore, LMSW, ThriveWorks Counseling