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Client work in social services

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSAH0006
Curriculum: SA 2018V / 2019
Level: Bachelor of Social Services
Year of Study: 2 (2020 / 2020-2021)
Semester: Autumn / Spring
Credits: 18 cr
Responsible Teacher: Niemistö, Riku
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Academic Year 2020-2021

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3001SA2019-2A2020-08-01 – 2021-06-20Susanna WeberFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3002SA2019-2B2021-01-01 – 2021-06-20Susanna WeberFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-01-10
3003SA2018V-23K2020-08-24 – 2021-05-31Susanna WeberFinnish2020-08-17 – 2021-02-28

Learning Outcomes

The student
- observes and applies the theory of function ability and life management.he has learned
- gets practice in client interaction skills to work with individuals, families and groups by making use of multi professionalo networks
- knows the service system of the practice field and learns how to guide clients in the service system
- knows how to act as a member of a working community and professionally in different interaction situations

Student's Workload

486 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Mainly carried out at second study year


Different social service’s client work fields, f.ex. social guidance, child protection, work with substance abuse and mental health, work with elderly and disabled, rehabilitation services and third sector work.

Regional Impact

Get client interaction skills mainly in area of Pohjanmaa


Possibility to student exchange

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

The directions and assignments found in study portal and possibly other material given by teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Practical training

Assessment Criteria

Accepted grade requires reaching the goals of the training.

Assessment Methods

Approved practical training and assignment.