ACTIVITIES OF A MANAGER IN OPTIMIZATION OF A SOCIAL PEDAGOGUE’S WORK IN CHILD CARE HOMES: OPINION OF SOCIAL PEDAGOGUES

Rasa Braslauskienė, Reda Vismantienė, Neringa Strazdienė

Abstract


The issue of activities of a manager in optimization of work of social pedagogues in child care homes is discussed in the article. A child care home manager is responsible for the children’s welfare, their successful socialization and integration in the society. He seeks for favourable results of this institution by ensuring relationship based on cooperation. He takes care of impromevement of employees, provision of proper working and development conditions, cooperation with other institutions. When resolving these and other issues of children welfare a manager becomes the main person initiating optimization of employees’ activities. The following question arises: what are activities of a manager in optimization of work of a social pedagogue in a child care home? The aim of this article is to disclose possibilities of managers’ activities in optimizations of work of a social pedagogue in child care homes. A research was carried out for achievement of the aim wherein a total of 63 social pedagogues of Klaipėda child care homes participated (a total of 14 institutions). The research disclosed that social pedagogues are not satisfied with the current role of a manager in optimization of activities of a social pedagogue. The optimization of activities of a social pedagogue is manifested at work with learners and their groups when seeking for professional and personal development of a social pedagogue and organization of preventive work. A manager tends to leave optimization of activities of a social pedagogue to the very employees.

KEYWORDS: Manager, child care home, social pedagogue, optimization of activities.


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