蔣穎萱 Mimi Chiang

 

我喜歡與人相處,也喜歡聽聽每個獨一無二的生命故事,所以我選讀社工系,並曾在社會福利機構服務兒童、身心障礙者和經濟弱勢家庭。在喜憨兒基金會與憨兒共事的三年,一起共享喜怒哀樂,是師生也是朋友,太多太多的故事,是我珍惜至今的回憶。

在擔任社工的五年中我了解到,站在同一條平行線上,沒有階級與分類的平等互動、不帶評價的真心同理與陪伴,對他人的生命經驗是多麼重要,自己能做得或許不多,但卻可能成為某些人生命中重要的小事,而這些經歷和體會最受用的是自己,讓我透過這些生命中的過客看見與了解更多的自己。

我喜歡與人相處也喜歡分享,愛上烹飪與烘焙是讓我能夠開心分享心意的另一件美好的事,因此我轉換工作領域但也持續接觸社福工作,不同的工作類型,相同的服務理念與熱誠,是我喜歡也會持續不懈的事。

I like interacting with people, and I also like to hear everyone’s unique life story so I was in the department of social work during college.  My previous occupation was at a foundation providing assistance to the disabled, as well as vulnerable groups. Working for three years with kids with disabilities I was not only a teacher, a student, but also a friend. There are many stories and cherished memories from my time there!

In the five years that I have been a social worker, I stood from the perspective of those I was working alongside with. There was no division or inequality in our interaction; there wasn’t much I did but despite this one can also become an integral part of someone’s life, someone’s story. Through this view I also came to understand myself.

I also enjoy sharing things with people and after falling in love with cooking, I interact and express love through this. Although I have changed my career path I still take the same concept and passion of aiding and caring for others.