I have worked with families and troubled youths in various social or community service positions. I currently work in a branch of the Child Welfare Department called the ¨receiving center, ¨ where we receive children removed from their parents due to neglect and substance abuse. This is part of a Major Bureau, the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), with several different branches such as Emergency Response (E.R.) and Dependency Investigations (D.I.). There is also a branch called Continuum. I have had the privilege to collaborate with many mental health support providers such as clinicians, crisis counselors, and social workers regarding our youths.
With an MSW Degree from XXXX State University, I would qualify for more social work positions and begin to shoulder increasing levels of responsibility in supervision, caseloads, and case planning. In time, I look forward to gaining experience and familiarity in each area, ER, DI, etc.
I am extremely highly motivated and enthusiastic about Social Work as a career field; the only thing that has kept me from applying to graduate school until now is that I have not been in a financial position to do so. Thus, I ask to be considered for a stipend that would allow me to go back to school and have an opportunity to prove myself as a student and someone who is most dedicated to social work and looking forward to many decades to come giving my all to my field, always with a particular priority focus on helping the members of the needy, minority, or disenfranchised communities.
As a Latina rooted in the community, I look forward to serving as a role model to new generations of Latinas and women who are members of minority groups. Celebrating the enfranchisement of women is a big part of my professional and personal life.
Our services that protect and care for children, taking them out of one home and placing them in another, to the extent to which it is necessary to do so, need well-trained professionals like the woman that I hope to be once I have graduated with my MSW from XXXX University. I could not be more committed to doing my best and applying what I have learned, putting it to excellent use for decades.