"Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service, and community is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership." Molloy College Mission Statement
Mission of the Molloy College Department of Social Work
The Department of Social Work, building on the Mission of the College, and reflecting the essence of its Dominican tradition, develops ethical, competent, and self-aware professionals for the purpose of promoting individual and community well being guided by a person-in-environment construct and building social and economic justice. It serves as a catalyst for value-centered professional social work education within an increasingly diverse, multi-cultural society. The Faculty promotes an application of knowledge and skills through an interactive educational community experience, fostering critical thinking, practice evaluation, and a commitment to personal and professional growth.
The Department of Social Work program goals are derived from the mission statement. They specify the intentions of the program to prepare practitioners to:
- Demonstrate the development of a professional self, capable of thinking critically, solving problems, and using ethical standards and self-awareness to guide their practice.
- Demonstrate the increased capacity to be more politically knowledgeable, culturally competent and macro-minded professional, able to incorporate a social action-orientation as part of their full range of capabilities as a generalist practitioner.
- Demonstrate a competent practice orientation, displaying professional written and oral communication skills, an ability to collaborate in practice, and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrate competence as a general practitioner, promoting social and human well-being by utilizing a range of assessment, intervention and evaluation methods in practice with all client systems.