Objective of the Social Work Management study program is to prepare qualified social work professionals with necessary knowledge, general and professional skills for the professional activities, who are able to provide social assistance to the individual, family, and (or) group of clients to achieve their optimal social functioning in the changing society, with underlying Christian morality in their activities, able to perform the practice-oriented empirical research, constantly evolving.
Over the 3 years of full-time studies or 4 years of extended studies, social work professionals are prepared, who are capable of not only organizing and delivering specific social services for different customer groups, but also to manage social service organizations. We prepare professionals with knowledge of the development of social services, management of social service agencies, programs and projects. Our aim is that our graduates were able to operate effectively occupying leading positions in the social service agencies.
Graduates of the Social Work Management study program are qualified professionals, ready to operate in the practical field of social work, which is carried out in various establishments and communities providing social services, seeking empowerment for an individual or groups. Students of the Social Work Management study program are prepared to provide social services, to manage social service agencies and to work in the areas of social security, education, health, law enforcement, etc., where there are social worker positions, in the public, non-governmental and private sectors.
Upon completion of this program students are awarded the professional bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
|State code: 653L50005||Granted degree / professional qualification: Professional Bachelor in Social Sciences|
|Study area: Social sciences||The program is registered: 01 September, 2001|
|Study field: Social Work|
|Duration of studies: NL – 3 years, I – 4 years|
|Extent of the program in credits: 180|
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES
Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Latvia, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, South Africa
Students also have the opportunity to practice in various global Kolping network organizations.
The Social Work Management study program is completed with assessment of the graduate’s competence during the defence of the final thesis. Final thesis is defended after completion of all the subjects in the study program and passing all their exams and completion of all professional practices.
DESCRIPTION OF PRACTICE
There’s the introductory, educational and final practice foreseen in the Social Work Management study program. Objective of the practices is to apply the theoretical knowledge of social work in practice and to develop practical skills based on ethical principles of social work. The final practice lasts 3.5 months, so students have an excellent opportunity to test themselves in professional activities. This practice is especially appreciated by our social partners. Students learn to use various methods of social work, to develop and implement case plans, to anticipate opportunities for development of the social services organization. At the end of practice, students prepare and present practice report.
WHERE CAN STUDENTS DO THEIR PRACTICE?
Centre of social services, social assistance departments, Crisis centres, Shelter houses, Kaunas House of Generations, Kaunas Archdiocese Family Centre, Lithuanian Caritas, Retirement home “Senjorų vila”, local authorities, etc., where there is a social worker position.