Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

The Role of Social Workers in Municipalities as Case Managers
Project IdSGS05/FSS/2023
Main solverMgr. Zuzana MACHOVÁ
Period1/2023 - 12/2023
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe project addresses the role of a social worker in the position of a case manager in a municipal office. This position will be formally created thanks to the planned project of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs from 2023. The social worker at the municipal office deals with clients in an unfavourable social situation. Clients often deal with a confluence of problematic situations. For this reason, multidisciplinary cooperation is necessary. In such cases, the municipal social worker plays the role of case manager and collects, shares and passes on information about the client's situation to other actors in the multidisciplinary team. The researchers are interested in how the social workers in the municipality interpret their experience based on their collaboration with the members of the multidisciplinary team. In our dissertations we address the role of the social worker in the multidisciplinary team, so we see this project as a possible pre-research and information gathering project from the practice.