MAIN Activities and functions

 

The main areas of the Department’s activities are as follows:

-          control of social care quality and licensing;

-          management of social programmes, instruments and projects;

-       certification of social workers, organization of professional skills improvement for social workers and personal care staff.

 

When carrying out assigned tasks the Department of Supervision of Social Services performs the following functions:

 

1. In the field of social care quality control and licensing, the Department:

-      provides methodological assistance on the application of social care standards;

-      provides methodological assistance on quality control of the general social services and social care;

-      in accordance with the standards of social care, it evaluates quality of social care;

-     issues licenses for provision of social care, suspends and/or cancels their validity, and supervises and monitors the compliance with the conditions of the licensed activity;

-      performs the accounting of licensed social service institutions providing social care;

 

2. In the field of social programmes, instruments and project management, the Department:

-    implements social programmes at the national and municipal levels (in the fields of social support, employment promotion, family and child rights’ protection, youth policy, strengthening of social inclusion, etc.);

-   organizes, coordinates and supervises the implementation of the governmental social programmes, instruments and/or projects, evaluates and regulates the use of funds allocated for the governmental social programmes, instruments and/or projects;

-     evaluates, summarizes and provides information to the Ministry of Social Security and Labour about the results of ongoing social programmes, instruments and/or of projects, also about proposals concerning government funding for the implementation of social programmes, instruments and/or projects;

-     performs constant monitoring of the implementation of governmental social programmes, instruments and/or projects;

 

3. In the field of certification of social workers, organization of professional skills improvement for social workers and personal care staff, the Department:

-       carries out monitoring of social workers’ needs for professional skills improvement;

-       initiates programmes for new social workers’ professional skills improvement;

-  regulates introductory programmes for individual care staff professional skills improvement; coordinates and carries out the selection procedure of social workers’ skills improvement programmes and methodical social work centres;

-       evaluates the activities of methodical social work centres;

-       organizes and carries out the certification procedure of social workers;

-       organizes the validation procedure of professional qualifications of social workers;

-      provides methodical assistance to institutions and organizations concerning the skills improvement of social workers and evaluation of practical activity.

 

Other activities

 

In addition to the main activities, the Department also participates in the projects supported by EU Structural Funds.

 

In 2004-2008, the Department managed and coordinated two projects of the European Community initiative EQUAL In Corpore and Through technology towards knowledge and work!

 

In 2010-2011, the Department implemented three EU-funded projects:

-       Improvement of work organization and resource management in the Department of Supervision of Social Services at the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, where the main objective was to strengthen administrative processes within the Department, to optimize management processes of ongoing social programmes, instruments or projects.

-       Improvement of skills of civil servants and staff of the Department of Supervision of Social Services at the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, which contributed to the improvement of skills and strengthening administrative abilities of the personnel.

-       Creation of social care licensing information system, which provided an opportunity to prepare properly for the licensing process of care institutions.

 

Since 2013, the Department implemented the following two EU-funded projects:

-       Implementation of the Common Assessment Framework in the Department of Supervision of Social Services at the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, in order to improve the quality of public services;

-       Development of employees’ competences in social service institutions.

Last change date: 2016-11-07