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15 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 30th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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What is your philosophy towards work?
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A working envrionment encourages personal development and growth. it helps people become more confident and explore new ideas. It creates a base for postive networking and a space for friends and meeting others alike.
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Being able to work is a privilege and being able to perform a job you love helping others is an honor.
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Being in a position to assist in a better quality of life for the clients.
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To assist in a better quality of life for the client.
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1.
What is your philosophy towards work?
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1.
A working envrionment encourages personal development and growth. it helps people become more confident and explore new ideas. It creates a base for postive networking and a space for friends and meeting others alike.
2.
Being able to work is a privilege and being able to perform a job you love helping others is an honor.
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Being in a position to assist in a better quality of life for the clients.
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To assist in a better quality of life for the client.
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What makes you passionate about being a Substance Abuse Social Worker?
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I am very interested in the theories and the research around this topic.
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I am passionate in helping and supporting others problem solve. I like Lifeline's values and mission statement. effective engagement, motivation, exceeding expectations. And working with famiies and individuals in support of recovery, integration and challenging inequalities linked to substance misuse.
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I have a keen interest in bringing the best out of people and feel that by setting achievable goals it can help an individual develop confidence to change.
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To help those who are vulnerable seek their own potential towards change and wellbeing.
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I believe with facilitation everyone has the right to try to reach their potentienl.
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I believe everybody has the capacity to change and it is my job to provide them with the tools to do so.
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Why do you want a career as a substance abuse social worker?
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I enjoy supporting others with problem solving. I am enthusiastic team player and I enjoy the variety of work.
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I feel it would provide challenges I would enjoy tackling and the opportunity to build on the experience and skills I already posses.
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To help make a difference and quality of life for clients.
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To motivate people to change and to build on my own professional experience.
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What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
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Addressing the bench in court and dealing with offensive solicitors.
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Lack of support and guidance on certain issues.
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The coordinator did not organize meetings nor create programs for the teens, thus I had to step out of my designator role and propose ideas and take initiative.
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My last position some of the challenges I faced were the services capacity for new referrals. I was able to take on addtional cases though and planned my diary in advance for the extra workload.
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Child protection issues and exploring them with client group as they can be guarded on this subject and find it intrusive.
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Addressing the bench in court and dealing with offensive solicitors.
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Clients lacking motivation and using motivational interviewing techniques to try and build motivation.
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What was the last book you read for fun?
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The last book I read for fun was the shopaholic series. I enjoy casual reading like these stories as I socialising.
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The misadventures of a playground mother.
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The misadventures of a playground mother.
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