Project SOSRAKE aims at strengthening social services personnel’s competence, understanding and functioning in structural work among adults as well as supporting the continuous development of structural work skills for key actors.
The project operates in the four counties linked to The East Finland Social and Welfare Centre of Expertise (ISO). Social services’ role in public and social policy is to conduct structural work in combatting social exclusion and inequality. New type of competence and interprofessional co-operation based on shared knowledge and expertise as well as digitalisation of this co-operation is needed in social services to be able to address service needs cost-effectively on large and sparsely populated geographic area.
SOSRAKE is carried out as a co-operative project that includes adult social service customers, personnel and actors from social services research, education and development.
The project consists of three packages of measures:
1) Creating and developing social services’ knowledge network of structural work (digital platform)
2) Planning and carrying out competence inventory on structural work
3) Developing structural work competence by training, experimenting and evaluating. A study module on structural work as well as study materials for professionals and students are developed in the project.