Guidance in Social Service Work

Structure Type: Course
Code: SSAS0210
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Blomqvist, Ann-Sophie
Teacher Team: Blom, Heidi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
S-SA-2010   4 autumn   3.0        
S-SA-2010V   4 autumn   3.0        
S-SA-2011   4 autumn   3.0        
S-SA-2012   4 autumn   3.0        
S-SA-2012V   4 autumn   3.0        
S-SA-2013   4 autumn   3.0        
SA-2014   4 autumn   3.0        
SA-2014V   4 autumn   3.0        
SA-2015   4 autumn   3.0        
SA-2016   4 autumn   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student knows the different methods of councelling in social service work. The student knows the contents and principles and objectives of individual client councelling in social service work. The student knows the essential factors of work councelling. The student is able to use self evaluation in instruction of work. The student understands the meaning of the change process in the instruction of work

Student's Workload

3 ECTS; 81 hrs of which 39hrs lectures. The assesment of student's own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.


Councelling client service process, work councelling,councelling change process, the process of providing services and looking for the most competitive offer in providing these services

Recommended or Required Reading

Paunonen-Ilmonen, M. 2001. Työnohjaus. Toiminnan laadunhallinnan varmistaja. Helsinki. WSOY.
Pietiläinen, E. & Seppänen, H. 2003. Palveluohjaus asiakastyössä ja organisaatiossa. Helsinki. Kehitysvammaliitto.
Other material given by the lecturer.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures (in Finnish) and educational conversation, exercises, study visits and independent study.

Assessment Methods

Numeric evaluation, exam or home-exam, written excersises