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Learning outcomes of the course
After the practical training, you will recognise the clients’ individual needs as starting points of preventive and rehabilitative working approach.
You will be capable of designing, using and assessing individual and community-level working methods when working with clients, families and the network of next of kin. You will become proficient in the use of a systematic and goal-driven working approach and will be able to evaluate your own performance in relation to the objectives of the practical training. Additionally, you will be are able to work as a constructive member of the work community while engaging in multi-professional collaboration.
The principal contents of the training include counselling and supporting clients and their network of next of kin from the point of view of rehabilitative work and the assessment and use of counselling methods in client situations. Additionally, the content of the practical training includes professional interaction, evaluating one’s own actions and utilising the feedback received in the development of one’s competences.
Supervised practical training in the area of client work agreed upon in the personal learning plan, such as social service stations, substance abuse and mental health work, work in the field of criminal sanctions, work with the disabled and the elderly, child welfare, family counselling, school social worker’s duties, duties of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland or labour administration.
The students who specialise in early childhood education are required to complete their practical training in child welfare or family counselling duties.
Mode of delivery
Supervised practical training in working life and an intermediate and final seminar arranged by means of online teaching. The practical training includes student-specific guidance appointments that are separately agreed upon.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Sosiaalialan asiakastyön harjoittelu 1 ja 2 tulee olla hyväksytty. (not translated)
Assessment criteria, passed/failed
Approved (A) The student is capable of describing the clients’ individual needs as the starting points of a preventive and rehabilitative working approach.
The student is capable of designing, using and assessing individual and community-level counselling methods in social services client work. The student is capable of operating in a multi-professional work community in compliance with the ground rules of working life. The student is capable of justifying the principles of their own activities in the chosen operating environment. The student understands the significance of a goal-oriented and working systematic approach. The student has good professional interaction and reflection skills and is capable of utilising the feedback received. The student is capable of structuring and describing their work and actions in writing.