How long have you been a social worker?
Please list any degrees, licenses, etc.
Bachelors of Social Work
Why/How did you get into social work?
I know it’s my role to serve others. We were once a struggling young family and I wish someone had taken the time to explain the options for help that were available.
What motivates you to do social work?
It gives me a great sense of pleasure to help others through their difficult times. I enjoy making a difference.
What advice would you give someone considering social work?
It needs to come from the heart. Treat others as you would want to be treated. And hang in there when the going gets tough. Your job is very important.
March is National Social work Month and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The intersection of social work and the needs of a community are demonstrated perfectly by the work performed by employees of the DES Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). The services and supports DDD provides to members tap into the potential of each individual member and empowers them to lead self-directed, health and meaningful lives. We are grateful for the passion and dedication exhibited by our social workers.
By Lyn Riley