Social work is in demand in modern society. Social workers help unprotected and problem categories of citizens. The scale of the social worker’s activities can be very diverse. He can contribute to the transformation of the client's personality, and can manage the whole social sphere. Graduates of this specialty are carrying out professional practical work related to the provision of specialized social assistance, counseling, mediation, services in the system of social protection, education; work in foundations, public and charitable organizations.
The main approaches to the understanding of social work in the system of scientific knowledge, social activities, professional training of specialists; Actual problems and trends of social management and social work; Priority directions of development of forms of social assistance; Global and national-regional models of social work in the modern world
Methodology of science and the value of practice-oriented research; Models and methods of analysis of social research; Design in scientific research; The effectiveness of research in social work
Modern social technologies: the essence, the variety of forms of implementation; Social innovations: features, essence, structure, types; Social mechanisms of innovation processes; Designing models of innovative technologies in social work with various groups of the population
Social scientific research, its features; The specificity of the object of scientific research in social work in the context of social research; Characteristics and features of the selection of methods used in social scientific research; The specifics of the organization and implementation of integrated research in social work
Graduates of the specialty can work as social work consultants; social work professionals; specialists of the structural unit of the center (service) of employment, organizations for the payment of pensions and benefits; experts in the field of organizing and conducting social work (in the field of rehabilitation, family relations, child protection, custody and guardianship; with offenders, drug addicts and alcoholics); specialists in promoting employment, the provision of public services; teachers of special subjects in vocational and post-secondary education organizations