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  SOCIAL WORK IN THE COMMUNITY

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2013-14

La asignatura Trabajo Social con comunidades se integra dentro de la Materia A2, Métodos, Modelos y Técnicas del Trabajo Social del plan de estudios de Grado de Trabajo Social de la universidad de Alicante. Se trata de una asignatura obligatoria.
Su distribución temporal dentro del plan de estudios la sitúa en el segundo semestre del tercer curso
Se vincula con las asignaturas de Trabajo Social con Grupos, así como también con Habilidades Profesionales II y III.
A través de esta asignatura se obtendrán los fundamentos sobre la metodología, el proceso de intervención y las técnicas necesarias para el Trabajo Social con comunidades. En la perspectiva actual del Trabajo Social esta asignatura presta atención especial a la participación y el desarrollo de redes comunitarias, así como a conceptos innovadores como el empowerment comunitario, y los factores favorecedores de la resiliencia comunitaria. Asimismo se prestará una particular atención a la resolución pacífica de conflictos comunitarios a través de la mediación
Es el contexto y las personas que lo habitan donde el Trabajo Social con comunidades adquiere su particular identidad como se ha ido demostrando desde 1920 en el ejercicio de la profesión, así como en la conceptualización de la disciplina. El rol profesional abarca desde la dinamización comunitaria, al asesoramiento técnico especializado, la promoción de redes sociales, etc., tomando un papel activo y complementario junto a otros miembros de la propia comunidad.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity to work together with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to evaluate their needs and circumstances.
  • CG2 : Analyse problem situations, plan, develop, execute, review and evaluate the practice of Social Work with individuals, families, groups, organisations, communities and other professionals.
  • CG3 : Support others so that they can express their needs, points of view and circumstances.
  • CG4 : Act preventively to avoid situations that may be hazardous for the general public, for oneself and for one's work colleagues.
  • CG5 : Administrate and be responsible for, with supervision and support, one's own practice within the organisation.
  • CG7 : Capacity to contribute to the development of fundamental rights, equal opportunities for men and women, the principles of equal opportunities and universal accessibility for the disabled, as well as the values associated with a peaceful culture with democratic values.

 

General Competences acquired at University of Alicante (CGUA)

  • CGUA2 : Computer and information skills. Capacity to apply computer and information technologies in one's professional career.
  • CGUA3 : Oral and written communication skills. Capacity to communicate ideas orally and in writing so that individuals, families, groups, communities and organisations can understand them.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE10 : Analyse and systematise the information provided by one's daily work as a support for reviewing and improving the professional strategies that should respond to emerging social situations.
  • CE11 : Use mediation as a strategy for intervening to ensure alternative conflict resolution.
  • CE12 : Design, implement and evaluate social intervention projects.
  • CE13 : Defend individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities and act in their name when the situation demands.
  • CE14 : Prepare and take part in decision-making meetings to better defend the interests of individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities.
  • CE15 : Identify risk situations and act to solve them through the identification and definition of their nature.
  • CE16 : Identify, minimise and manage the risk to oneself and one's colleagues by planning, reviewing and monitoring actions to limit stress and risk.
  • CE17 : Administer and be responsible for one's own work by allocating priorities, satisfying one's professional obligations and evaluating the effectiveness of one's own work programme.
  • CE18 : Contribute to the administration of resources and services by collaborating with the procedures used to acquire them, supervising their effectiveness and ensuring their quality.
  • CE19 : Manage, present and share social records and reports, keeping them complete, truthful, accessible and up to date to guarantee professional decision making and evaluation.
  • CE2 : Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to help them take informed decisions regarding their needs, circumstances, risks, priority options and resources.
  • CE20 : Work effectively with systems, networks and multidisciplinary and multiorganisational teams in order to collaborate on establishing setting goals, targets and duration of the same, also contributing towards dealing with any possible disagreements in a constructive manner.
  • CE21 : Participate in managing and directing Social Welfare Entities.
  • CE3 : Evaluate possible needs and options to guide an intervention strategy.
  • CE4 : Respond to crisis situations by evaluating the urgency of the situations, planning and developing actions to deal with the crisis and checking results.
  • CE5 : Interact with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities to achieve changes, promote development and improve quality of life by using Social Work methods and models, regularly monitoring the changes that occur in order to prepare for the end of the intervention.
  • CE6 : Prepare, produce, implement and evaluate intervention plans with individuals, families, groups, organisations, communities and fellow professionals, negotiating the supply of services that need to be used and checking the effectiveness of intervention plans with those involved in order to adapt them to changing needs and circumstances.
  • CE7 : Support the development of networks to cope with needs and work to favour the planned results, examining the support networks that individuals can access and develop with those involved.
  • CE8 : Promote the growth, development and independence of individuals by identifying opportunities to create groups, using programming and group dynamics for individual growth and the strengthening of interpersonal relationship skills.
  • CE9 : Work with behaviours that represent a risk for the individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities, identifying the situations and circumstances that configure said behaviours and develop strategies to modify the same.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2013-14

Objetivos específicos aportados por el profesorado:

COGNITIVOS:

o Conocer los fundamentos del concepto de Comunidad desde distintas disciplinas sociales.
o Precisar dicho concepto de comunidad en su aplicación al Trabajo Social Comunitario.
o Distinguir los diferentes modelos de intervención o, paradigmas, que desarrollan su perspectiva teórica a lo largo de la historia del Trabajo Social.
o Aprender las distintas metodologías de la intervención comunitaria, teniendo en cuenta las distintas escuelas o modelos de referencia y el contexto de aplicación.

INSTRUMENTALES:

o Interpretar adecuadamente los distintos conflictos comunitarios.
o Identificar  y reconocer con precisión las necesidades y los recursos de la vida comunitaria.
o Adquirir competencias para el ejercicio profesional en el trabajo con comunidades.
o Desarrollar habilidades para dar respuesta adecuada a las necesidades de los distintos grupos, colectivos y comunidades.

ACTITUDINALES :

o Desarrollar un sentido ético para intervenir con grupos, colectivos y comunidades, respetando su sistema de valores.
o Adoptar una actitud de flexibilidad, diálogo y tolerancia.
o Mostrar sensibilidad ante las necesidades de los grupos, colectivos y comunidades.
o Desarrollar actitudes colaborativas y participativas.

 

 

General

Code: 19523
Lecturer responsible:
RAMOS FEIJOO, CLARISA
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SERVICES
    Area: SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL SERVICES
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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