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Hur kan socialsekreteraren hjälpa?: En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterare inom ekonomiskt bistånd och deras upplevelser om vad som påverkar möjligheten att stödja klienten mot en egen försörjning
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
How can the social worker help? : A qualitative study of social workers within financial assistance and their perceptions about what effects the ability to support the client towards self-sufficiency (English)
Abstract [sv]

Uppsatsens syfte var att undersöka hur socialsekreterare som arbetar inom ekonomiskt bistånd

upplever sina möjligheter att stödja klientens situation mot en egen försörjning. Detta

genomfördes med kvalitativ metod i form av enskilda intervjuer med sex socialsekreterare

verksamma inom ekonomiskt bistånd. Empirin analyserades utifrån innehållsanalys och

resultatet analyseras sedan med känsla av sammanhang (KASAM) och empowerment.

Undersökningen visade på att socialsekreterarna upplever sitt arbete som meningsfullt trots att

det är hög arbetsbelastning. De anser att de har en god relation till de flesta av sina klienter,

men att de också möter motstånd från klienterna. De upplever att de kan stödja klienterna mot

en egen försörjning förutsatt att klienterna själva är motiverade till att göra det största jobbet.

En fungerande samverkan med andra instanser framhölls som betydelsefull för att arbetet med

och kring klienterna skulle vara som mest gynnsamt. Socialsekreterarna önskar att de hade

färre klienter för att få mer tid till att kunna arbeta aktivt med varje enskild klient, se till deras

individuella behov och motivera de som saknar motivation.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis was to investigate how social workers, working within financial

assistance, perceive their opportunities to support the client's situation towards selfsufficiency.

This was done with a qualitative method in the form of individual interviews with

six social workers working within financial assistance. The empirical data was analysed based

on content analysis and the results were then analysed with sense of coherence (SOC) and

empowerment. The investigation revealed that social workers find their work meaningful

even though they have a high workload. They think they have a good relationship with most

of their clients, but they also encounter resistance from the clients. They feel that they can

support the clients toward self-sufficiency provided that the clients themselves are motivated

to do most of the work themselves. An effective interaction with other authorities was

highlighted as important so that the work done with and for the clients would be the most

beneficial. The social workers wish they had fewer clients so they could have more time to

actively work with each individual client, refer to their individual needs and motivate those

who lack motivation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
financial assistance, empowerment, motivation, support, social worker
Keywords [sv]
Ekonomiskt bistånd, empowerment, motivation, stödja, socialsekreterare
National Category
Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35182OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-35182DiVA, id: diva2:787160
Subject / course
Socialt arbete
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Social Work (210 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2015-04-15 Created: 2015-02-09 Last updated: 2015-04-15Bibliographically approved

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