Assignment: Professional Portfolio

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Running head: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY STATEMENT

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PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY STATEMENT 2

Professional Identity Statement

Name: Faiileono Tiumalu

Professor: Dorothy Seabrook

Date: March, 14 2021

Why it is important to develop a professional identity and how to write a professional identity statement.

Some of the reasons behind having a strong professional identity are that one can benefit from the ability to be able to consider the values and how they relate to the organization’s behavior as the expectation from the profession (Webb, 2017). It also enables effective dealing with colleagues and patients. Based on the workplace context, one can communicate with the clients on the values and deal with interpersonal issues. Comment by Dorothy Seabrook: Good job on this intro Ono.

Describe the values and beliefs that influence you as an advanced human services professional practitioner concerned with leading change efforts to benefit individuals and communities and create a more just society.

The values I consider important in the profession include the value of being kind. Kindness is a tool that helps me as a leader to be likable and also influence others. It is the leadership style that I practice and being friendly that most of the employees feel motivated and comfortable at work (Webb, 2017). we also do the very best to uphold the organization's value by helping the neighboring community by giving back to society. Inculcate the value of responsibility and accountability, which is an essential value and belief. Every individual has a unique role and is expected of him hence creating and achieving a just society. Comment by Dorothy Seabrook: Ono, please be clear about the “we” you are referring to. Comment by Dorothy Seabrook: Good.

Explain how you define yourself as a practitioner working in a leadership position.

As a practitioner in the field, and I hold a leadership position in the organization. I have been leading many departments until when became an assistant manager. Via my leadership skills and style, the organization went far ahead and expanded, and there were fewer conflicts and low employee turnover (Dent, 2017). The best results were being obtained by encouraging creativity and innovations via transformational leadership. The literature on professional identity development shows that new professionals have long-term success when they fee connected to the profession and are competent in their ability to perform their assigned roles and duties (Key 2018). Comment by Dorothy Seabrook: Ono, did Dent do research on your company or he did similar research that supports your viewpoint? It reads like that way.

Describe your special interests (e.g., specific issues and populations of interest to you, including those that speak to a social justice passion).

I have a special interest in the elimination of conflict in the workplace. This can be achieved via talks and agreement, job definition, and also being good at conflict resolution. The population of interest is the employees and the other stakeholders. Comment by Dorothy Seabrook: Ono, are you referring to a human services organization and eliminating conflict? Recommend adding more detail to further describe your special interest.

· Describe the values and beliefs that influence you as an advanced human services professional practitioner concerned with leading change efforts to benefit individuals and communities and create a more just society. Addressed.

· Explain how you define yourself as a practitioner working in a leadership position. Addressed.

· Describe your special interests (e.g., specific issues and populations of interest to you, including those that speak to a social justice passion). Addressed. Add more details.

References

Dent, M. (2017). undefined. Professional Identity and Social Work, 21-34.  https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315306957-2

Key, Narketta Sparkman-, et al. “Human Services Identity Development: Exploration of Student Perceptions.” Journal of Human Services, vol. 38, no. 1, Fall 2018, pp. 21–33. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eue&AN=142858007&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Webb, S. A. (2017). Professional identity as a matter of concern. Professional Identity and Social Work, 226-239.  https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315306957-16