As we celebrate National Social Work Month, I thought it would be fitting to share some words... There was a period in my life when my direction was far from having a career as a social worker. In retrospect, it was so fitting that I had to be empowered along the way, moving towards self-determination in order to find my way, helping others change for the better! I can say with my whole heart that I am proud to be a social worker, and I welcome every opportunity that presents itself to share, expose, and advocate for the profession that has given me so many wonderful lessons and experiences.
I can give you many examples of why social workers are
|"It is one of the most beautiful
compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another
without helping yourself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson |
I love being a social worker, while having the opportunity to continue to evolve and work on my craft. As I strive to improve both my personal and professional self (in order to better serve those in need) I am inspired. Being in a position to facilitate "change for the better," an outcome that can transform for years, on to others, and within communities and organizations is quite powerful. This profession is not for all as we know, but for those that it is, may these words find you available to listen to what I mean as I am proud to be one! Until we meet again be well to yourself out there, because when you are, you will better serve the needs of others!
Daniel Jacob, MSW Email
Founder of Can You Hear Me? External Field Instructor at University of Southern California School of Social Work MSW@USC. Daniel has a Masters in Social Work (Families and Children Practice/School Social Work). He is currently nearing the completion of the LCSW testing process. More about the man behind the mission ⇢