SOCIAL WORK MANAGEMENT STUDIES – FOR THOSE RESPONDING TO THE PROBLEMS OF SOCIETY
- July 21, 2016
- Posted by: Kolpingas
- Category: News
Our nation leads in the number of suicides, many families are suffering from alcohol dependence, women are subjected to domestic violence, children in schools are suffering from bullying… Are you not indifferent to these problems afflicting our society? Do you seek to change the current situation and help people solve their social hardships? Become a professional social worker, study at Kolping University of Applied Sciences!
What is Social Work Management?
Social Work Management studies are designed to prepare professionals who are concerned about well-being of the society. Before choosing these studies, the most important is to think about your vocation. Only a person who is not indifferent to the other person’s problems, who feels deep inner fullness while helping others, will be able to do social work. Here it is necessary to continuously develop humanistic qualities – empathy, sensitivity, altruism, but also to maintain critical thinking, to look for strategic solutions to the problems.
Social Work Management – these are the studies that will prepare a specialist to join the society with a clear understanding of what are the core problems of the community, how to interact with socially vulnerable groups in society, what methodology to apply in dealing with different problems of individuals, families and certain segments of the society.
Who can choose Social Work Management?
Only a psychologically strong person can choose Social Work Management. According to one of the pioneers of social work, Mary E. Richmond, this job can be done by an idealist, firmly standing on his/her feet and feeling love when helping other people. Social work management specialist after graduation is going to constantly face challenges, encounter creative process in order to establish a relationship with sensitive and troubled people, it is necessary to respond promptly to the emerging difficulties, therefore cool mind and patience are essential qualities for a social worker.
What subjects will I study?
Psychology, Philosophy and Christian Social Teaching will help you to know and understand the society and its laws. Also two foreign languages and Lithuanian language culture, IT, Economics and Management, Statistics are studied. Subjects that are directly related to the future work – Fundamentals of Social Work, Social Policy, Educology, Family and Social Security Law, Social Welfare, Social Research Methods. Perhaps the most important part of the study program is social work with an individual, family, group. You will be taught also to plan and implement social programs, to foresee possibilities of social integration for members of society.
What job can I get after I graduate from the Social Work Management?
After graduating social work management, the graduate will be able to work in various institutions – social work establishments and organizations, where social worker position is foreseen, non-governmental social service agencies. This dedicated work is appreciated both when directly working with socially weak links of society, and when contributing to the advancement of competences in the academic world. We are looking forward to see spirited and motivated people seek the profession of social work management!
Interested? Learn more about the Professional Bachelor in Social Work Management, social science study field, here.