Social Work Spotlight: Randy Nolen
March 28, 2023 01:25 PM
How does being a social worker influence your current work?
Being a social worker with a diverse background of working with different populations gives me the ability to empathize and understand their situation and needs.
What do you want the public to know about social work and DHS?
DHS promotes helping people in need and having social workers at DHS allows for our programs to be humanized.
How are you advocating for social workers and/or their “clients”?
I advocate everyday for participants in DHS programs to receive the services they need my managing the programs that assist people in getting services.
What impact do social workers have in the community and in an individuals' lives?
The impact is great to have someone listen to you and have the knowledge and desire to help.
What motivates you to do the work you do?
Helping others; I had an older brother with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and I do my work in honor of him.