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Managing Welfare Services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAH0003
Type: Compulsory / Practical training
Curriculum: SA 2016
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 3 (2018-2019)
Credits: 11 cr
Responsible Teacher: Niemistö, Riku
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2018-2019

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
12S-SA-3A2018-10-29 – 2018-12-23Aira Bragge, Sinikka PalosaariFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-10-28
13S-SA-3B2018-10-29 – 2018-12-23Aira Bragge, Sinikka PalosaariFinnish2018-08-20 – 2018-10-28

Learning Outcomes

The student deepens his professional know-how in the guiding, developing and managing assignments of the social services and other client service work. The student gets acquainted with the realization customs of planning, guiding, management and supervising and with project work. Internalizes client orientation as a foundation of developing his work. Gets acquainted with the changing processes and guiding them in his practice place. The student deepens his way of thinking towards the present state and needs for development of different and differently realized welfare services and of the development challenges for professionals of the branch. The student understands the functions of a human community and an individual so that he is capable of working in groups, guiding work groups and organizing social caretaking. Is able to systematically develop and guide successful service processes of good quality. Acquires concrete methods of development, follows actively the development work of the branch and participates in it. The student continues to analyse his own occupational growth with the help of occupation analysis.

Student's Workload

293 hrs of which 14 hrs reserved to a learning assignment related to the practical training.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

The theoretical studies that are related to the practice have to be passed before the practical training period.


Guided practice. Different assignments related to management, development and client work. The assignments can include also basic client work but they can not complete the whole practical training period.

Assessment Criteria

The student formulates his own learning goals from the basis of general goals. The learning assignments have been performed acceptably. The student evaluates his own learning realistically and is able to accept feedback. The goals of the practical training period have been gained mainly. The student is motivated to work in the social services. The student understands the meaning of professional ethics in his work. Is able to perform his assignments in co-operation with his supervisor and is able to explain his operations. Independent approach in working and methodicalness increase during the practical training period. The student recognizes his own strengths and development areas. The student has readiness to work as a member of a group. Interaction between different parties is natural and functional. The student gets acquainted with the operational principles of the work community and operates according to them. The student asks for advice and chases up things spontaneously. The student uses the things he has earlier learned functionally and is able to explain his operations with the help of theory.
Taking responsibility in own studying, self-direction, motivation and initiative are lacking. The student’s operation in the practice place is against the ethical principles of the social services branch. Lacking co-operative skills. The student is not explaining his own actions. Fundamental deficiencies in the basic information. Co-operation with the different parties is insignificant, attitude towards clients uninterested. Disengagement of the work community, acting against the operational principles of the work place. Excessive amount of absences, does not hang onto working hours. Learning assignments have not been done.

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Assessment Methods

The practice period will be passed with the accepted/failed principle according to detached evaluation criteria.