The student gets acquainted with different social services and their practical organizing customs and recognizes their social significance to citizens’ wellbeing. The student gets acquainted with the ethical demands and basis of social services and the society and internalizes the ethical principles and procedures of the occupation. The student understands the characteristics of different cultures and applies himself to intercultural communication. He also acquaints himself with the life situation of a client group of own choice. The student acquaints himself with spoken and written communication of his own branch in Swedish and is able to discuss occupational subjects. In addition the student has a skill to gain more profound information in Swedish on the occupational field he chooses.
Service structures in the branch of social service. The social service system and the general laws governing it. Different forms of social services. Values, orientations and the idea of man of the Finnish society, welfare state and the social service branch. Finnish culture and foreign cultures. Intercultural communication. Supporting the survival in everyday life. Occupational texts and communicational situations in work life.