• Susanne Kjærgaard
  • Charlotte Offersøy
7. term, Social Work, Bachelor (Professional Bachelor Programme)
This project enables the reader to get an insight into the opportunities that exists for the professional social worker in a jobcentre in working with involvement and recognition. The project will work the idea that the social worker can not work with involvement without recognition and the social worker can not recognize without involvement. The starting point of the project is a hypothesis that involvement and recognition are difficult with the tendency within standardization and method control in the employment area within the job centres. The question is if it is possible for the social worker to maintain professionalism and at the same time with the ability of meeting the institutional demands. Our research question is as follows: How does the social worker in a jobcentre work with involvement and recognize? The conclusion to our study shows that the social worker makes independent and individually choices that makes the methods not controlling in their work with the citizens. The social worker does not let the administrations logics overshadow their professionalism. The social worker has an ability to reflect and critically take position to how the administration demands fulfils contemporary with their professionalism and integrity is maintained because it is the citizens meeting with the system that matters. In the interaction with the citizen it is important that the social worker does not act with basis on procedure rationality, but instead concentrates on applying a more constructive practical logic, where the social worker thinks creative in order to find opportunities within the limitations. These methods can act as the tools which makes it easier to achieve involvement and recognition.
Publication date2009
Number of pages63
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet
ID: 16478714