I Love the Profession, but Hate Where I Work: Remembering the Value of Organizations in Social Work Practice

  • Rukshan Fernando Azusa Pacific University701 E. Foothill Blvd. Azusa, CA 91702
Keywords: social service organizations, social work education, social work macro practice, nonprofit organizations


This reflection centers on a social worker’s journey as a practitioner and as a witness to and participant of innovative and toxic social service agencies. The author implores practitioners and educators alike to consider that effective organizational practice is an essential part of social work practice. Thriving social service organizations where social work employees experience a sense of belonging and meaning is crucial to furthering social work’s mission in the 21st century.