Entry level Social Worker seeking suitable employment in Qatar

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I am a Dutch citizen with an Iraqi-Kurdish background. I am 27 years old and I obtained my Master's degree in Social Work in 2015 from QUT in Brisbane, Australia. I am currently in the Netherlands and I have two years of Australian work experience in three different settings (clinical, community services agency and nursing home).

I helped clients (residents in the case of a nursing home) to solve and cope with identified problems/issues in their everyday lives. I also diagnosed and treated mental, behavioural, and emotional issues through individualised treatment plans in collaboration with other allied health professionals and clients themselves. These treatment plans typically included goals (both long-term and short-term) and recommendations. If necessary, the treatment plan was adjusted after evaluation of the client's progress. Furthermore, I also advocated for clients in order to improve their overall well-being. I advised them when and where possible and I also provided them with information on resources/services they could access if and when they felt the need to do so.  

So what is it that I have to offer? Good question! Let me start by saying that I am multilingual (I speak Dutch, English, Kurdish, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, French & German). Also, I am a great listener and I always ask relevant questions in order to find out more about one's feelings/hopes/dreams/solutions/ideas. This leads to me giving information/advice or referring someone to the right service/person. 

I am a culturally safe and inclusive Social Worker, which means that I respect everyone's cultural background and always ask relevant questions in order to learn more about one's culture and more importantly about what is considered respectful and appropriate within one's culture. I have a person-centred approach, which means I am 100% focussed on the other person's needs/wants/wishes/preferences. 

I worked with incredible people from all over the world whilst living in Brisbane for approximately two years. I learned so many things from these wonderful, courageous and resilient people. It was also during my time in Australia that I discovered that I was born to be a Social Worker with my own unique approach towards life and people. 

I heard great things about Qatar from friends and family. I also heard about how the country is always welcoming visitors and encouraging non-nationals to live there and contribute to its flourishing economy. These are simply a few reasons why I would love to move to Qatar and work there as a Social Worker. Another reason why I would like to move to this wonderful country is because of all the amazing things Mr. Q (your friendly neighbourhood Qatari) is doing for his country. I started following him on Youtube, Facebook and Snapchat and he is always smiling, being happy/cheerful and providing everyone with useful information/insights regarding his homeland. Keep up the good work, Mr Q!

I learned a lot about Qatar and the lovely traditions/customs this Middle Eastern nation has. For these reasons, I would like to move to this extraordinary place and work there as a Social Worker in either a hospital/healthcare, a non-governmental or a charitable organisation setting.  

If anyone knows someone or he/she is that someone who is hiring, please contact me so I can email you my resume. I am willing to work anywhere as long as I can do my best to make Qatar a better place for people of all nationalities. I would be more than honoured to be part of a multicultural society such as Qatar. 

I am well aware of the fact that I will be needing a Work Visa in order to be able to work as a Social Worker in Qatar. Therefore, I will require sponsorship from my future employer.

Thank you so much for your time and attention. I really appreciate it. 

Warm regards,

Arez Abdulla


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