Introduction of integrated social services to vulnerable categories of the population in United Territorial Communities (UTCs) (231M – Social Work)

Type: Normative

Department: social pedagogy and social work




SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
116Stoliaryk Olha


SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
116Stoliaryk Olha

Course description

The course “Implementation of integrated social services for vulnerable categories of the population in OTG” is focused on the formation of theoretical knowledge and understanding of the peculiarities of the implementation of the model of integrated social services for vulnerable categories of the population in the conditions of the territorial community.

The course reveals theoretical aspects and component models of integrated social services: integrated management, integrated processes and technologies; considers the community as an object of implementation of social support for vulnerable and vulnerable sections of the population; analyzes community needs assessment tools and indices of provision of necessary social services to categories of clients with signs of vulnerability, develops skills of organizing interdepartmental and intersectoral interaction in the process of providing social services.

The goal of the course is for students to acquire knowledge of the theoretical and applied aspects of the introduction of the model of integrated social services at the level of public health centers and the features and principles of their implementation by understanding the management integration system, integrated strategy, processes and technologies for providing vulnerable categories of the population.
Course objectives:
1. Increasing knowledge about the role of communities in the development of social services and understanding the features and advantages of organizing a system of social support for vulnerable segments of the population in OTG through the implementation of a model of integrated social services;
2. To form an understanding of the main functions, powers and responsibilities of the OTG in matters of social protection, organization and provision of social services, ensuring human rights at the community level;
3. Learn to identify the main vulnerable groups of the population that need services and support, and familiarize with the methodology of assessing the needs of the population of the OTG in social services, and determine the resources of the community, the mechanisms of their integration to form a model of integrated social services.

Competencies and program learning outcomes (according to the educational program)

 Integral competence:

IC The ability to solve complex specialized tasks and practical problems of professional activity, the learning process, which involves conducting research and applying certain theories, methods of social work, social-psychological rehabilitation, and scientific-research, scientific-pedagogical activity is characterized by the complexity and uncertainty of conditions and requirements .

General competences:

GC 1. Ability to abstract thinking, analysis and synthesis.

GC 6. The ability to show initiative and entrepreneurship.

GC 7. Ability to adapt and act in a new situation.

GC 8. The ability to generate new ideas (creativity).

GC 9. Skills of interpersonal interaction.

GC 10. Ability to work in a team.

Professional competences:

PC1. Ability to understand and use modern theories, methodologies and methods of social and other sciences, including methods of mathematical statistics and quantitative sociological methods, in relation to tasks of fundamental and applied research in the field of social work.

PC2. The ability to identify socially significant problems and factors for achieving social well-being of various population groups.

PC3. Ability to professionally diagnose, forecast, project and model social situations.

PC4. Ability to implement methods and technologies of innovative practice and management in the system of social work.

PC5. The ability to communicate with representatives of other professional groups of various levels (experts from other industries/types of economic activity), to establish interaction between state, public and commercial organizations on the basis of social partnership.

PC6. The ability to evaluate the process and result of professional activity and the quality of social services.

PC8. Ability for joint activity and group motivation, facilitation of group decision-making processes.

PC9. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and own conclusions to specialists and non-specialists.

PC10. The ability to show initiative and entrepreneurship to solve social problems through the implementation of social innovations

PC 18. The ability to understand and define the strategic goals of social development at the level of the community, the region, develop a strategic plan for the development of the community and promote the activation and consolidation of the efforts of community members to implement it.

Program learning outcomes:

PLO 1. Solve complex tasks and problems that require updating and integration of knowledge in conditions of incomplete/insufficient information and conflicting requirements.

PLO10. Analyze the social and individual context of the problems of the person, family, social group, community, formulate the purpose and tasks of social work, plan interventions in difficult and unpredictable circumstances in accordance with the values of social work.

PLO11. Organize the joint activities of specialists from various fields and non-professionals, prepare them to perform social work tasks, initiate team building and coordinate team work.

PLO17. Independently build and maintain purposeful, professional relationships with a wide range of people, representatives of various communities and organizations, argue, convince, conduct constructive negotiations, productive conversations, discussions, be tolerant of alternative opinions.

PLO18. Demonstrate a positive attitude towards one’s profession and comply with the ethical principles and standards of social work with one’s behavior.

PLO19. To carry out social and psychological rehabilitation practices for vulnerable groups of clients, to organize the provision of complex assistance, support, and integration into society.

PLO20. Determine the strategic goals of the social development of the community, the region, develop a community development plan and apply methods and techniques of activation and consolidation of community members for its implementation.

PLO 21. To implement the results of scientific research in practical activities.

Keywords Community, territorial community, social work, pedagogical work, psychological work, provision of social services, community activation.

Prerequisites To study the course, students need basic knowledge of the disciplines “Management of social work”, “Non-state sector in the social sphere”, “Technologies of social design”, “Social technologies of community activation and development”.

Educational methods and techniques that will be used when teaching the course Explanatory-illustrative, research, search (heuristic), problem presentation educational material, interactive and methods of stimulating learning (conversation, brainstorming, discussion, work in pairs/groups, etc.), visual (presentations, demonstration of video materials), design (creating projects), work with educational and methodological literature.

Necessary equipment Multimedia projector, flip chart, markers, access to the Internet.

Academic Integrity: Project proposals prepared by Master’s students are expected to be a continuation of their practical work and to be original research or reasoning. Lack of references to used sources, fabrication of sources, plagiarism, unauthorized use of information from projects of other course participants are, but are not limited to, examples of possible academic dishonesty. The discovery of signs of academic dishonesty in a student’s work is a reason for its failure by the teacher, regardless of the scale of plagiarism or deception.

Attending classes is an important part of learning. All students are expected to attend all lectures and practical sessions of the course. Students must inform the teacher about the impossibility to attend classes. Students are required to adhere to all deadlines set for the completion of all types of work provided in the course.

Literature. All literature that students cannot find on their own will be provided by the teacher for educational purposes only, without the right to transfer it to third parties. Students are also encouraged to use other literature and sources that are not among the recommended ones.

Scoring policy. The points scored for completing all the tasks, for the prepared social project application and work as a project expert, as well as for the pitch presentation of the project idea are taken into account. At the same time, attendance at classes and student activity during practical classes must be taken into account; inadmissibility of absences and lateness to classes; using a mobile phone, tablet or other mobile devices during class for non-educational purposes; plagiarism and plagiarism; untimely performance of the assigned task, etc.

Any form of breach of academic integrity will not be tolerated.

Recommended Literature

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