The month of March has been christened National Professional Social Work Month (aka Social Work Appreciation Month). During this time of the year, the nation celebrates and recognizes us for the life-changing work we do in the lives of many.
I love memes. I especially love memes about Social Work because they’re like inside jokes to us. Care to enjoy some of them with me?
If my job decided to switch me from salary to hourly, I would be paid WAY more lol
You can always tell who’s a recent graduate and who’s been in the game for a couple of years. The “newbies” are always so full of hope and excitement. Veterans can learn something from them…like why they chose this work. Conversely, the veterans can teach the newbies how not to let the world stifle their passion while still having realistic expectations of their role.
Cause I mean, this might be your life as a Social Worker towards the beginning. It does get better though!
There is money to be made in this profession, but you definitely have to prove your value (which is ridiculous).
So…much…paperwork! “Social Worker took breath in the hallway.” 9:53am-9:54am
Me after work lol
HAHAHAHAHA!!! I don’t even flinch when I hear stories anymore. That’s why I feel like this:
Disclaimer: I don’t tell clients they’re “messed up’ or refer to them this way. Often, new clients or families will try to prep me in some way before divulging their life’s secrets. I just reassure them that I’m not there to judge them and that there’s no shame in seeking help. I applaud them for this courage. They usually feel better when I also say that I’ve seen and heard just about everything so nothing they say to me is going to shock me or make me think less of them.
If I wrote a book based on some of my home visits it would be a New York Times’ best seller. Easily.
I would include this in that book I mentioned never being able to write. I mean, thank you for the UR with the extra time, Client, but I really gotta go. You’re number 3 of my 100 other appointments today, I’m starving, and I REALLY gotta pee because I don’t use the restroom in clients’ homes (just a personal preference).
Some days we feel unappreciated.
Sorry, mugger. You didn’t hit the jackpot with me lol
…not lol! Thankfully, I have a supervisor that totally lets me vent and does everything humanly possible to support me in my role. Supervision is a time for Social Workers to talk through their cases, but it’s also used for self care and check-ins.
On those days at work where it seems like every one of your clients is in crisis, fighting, or having a break down ALL AT THE SAME TIME…I check the weather to see if there’s a full moon lol. I don’t think I’ll ever see the day when Social Workers are extinct (or at least I hope not for everyone else’s sake).
You can read more about my feelings of being a Social Worker here in one of my earlier posts (I so enjoyed your comments about the influence of Social Workers in your lives). Do you have friends or family that are Social Workers? If so, give them a hug and thank them for what they do.