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Guidance in Social Service Work

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAS0110
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: SA 2016
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 4 (2019-2020)
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2019-2020

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageClassesEnrolment
12S-SA-4A, S-SA-4B2019-09-02 – 2019-12-22Heidi BlomFinnish 2019-08-19 – 2019-09-09
 S-SA-4P1 – P2Heidi BlomFinnish33 h 

Learning Outcomes

The student knows the different methods of councelling in social service work. The student knows the contents and principles and objectives of individual client councelling in social service work. The student knows the essential factors of work councelling. The student is able to use self evaluation in instruction of work. The student understands the meaning of the change process in the instruction of work

Student's Workload

3 ECTS; 81 hrs. Online studies. The course is starting and ending with a seminar. The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Councelling client service process, work councelling,councelling change process, the process of providing services and looking for the most competitive offer in providing these services

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Paunonen-Ilmonen, M. 2001. Työnohjaus. Toiminnan laadunhallinnan varmistaja. Helsinki. WSOY.
Pietiläinen, E. & Seppänen, H. 2003. Palveluohjaus asiakastyössä ja organisaatiossa. Helsinki. Kehitysvammaliitto.
Sosiaaliset näkökulmat julkisissa hankinnoissa. Lähtökohtia, kokemuksia ja mahdollisuuksia. 2011:
Other material given by the lecturer.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures (in Finnish) and educational conversation, exercises, study visits and independent study.

Assessment Methods

Numeric evaluation, exam or home-exam, written excersises