This agency allows you to assist others within a vulnerable setting such as homelessness, mental health, and domestic violence. The job is not only a day to day however a career in which you are able to become intrinsically motivated in your journey, as well as, becoming a liaison to others quality of life.
The hardest part of this job is to leave work at work. In times of adversity we become our clients "safe place" and there are times when some stories and situations are very hard to leave at work because we are human.
The work place culture is to assist each client to their success. Meeting clients where they are at and assisting them with goals which have been formulated by them.
The most enjoyable part of this job is watching families and single adults that have suffered significant trauma successfully reintegrate into the communities from which they were snatched from, and regain their independence.
Everyday that I work at this agency I learn something new about myself and about service delivery. My goal is to assist others and I cannot always expect everything to turn out the way I plan it. I accept each client for their individual self and I stand by "person centered planning" because meeting a client where they are at is the best place for THEM to be and for THEM to move forward from. The thing is, THEY have to want it.
Lastly, motivational interviewing has been the most successful part of my process as a human service professional. In this method of client assistance I've assisted many clients in their goal achievement.