Professional outlets

Graduates in Vocational Education plan, manage and verify educational interventions for recovering and developing the potential of the people they work with in the public sector (Health Authorities, Local Communities, Municipalities, RSAs, etc.) and private structures (Social Cooperatives, Associations for Social Promotion, Foundations, etc.), as employees or freelancers, both in the socio-educational and health sectors.

Role in the work context:

The Professional Education degree qualifies for the profession of Professional Educator. The Professional Educator is able to:
- identify physical, psychological and social needs, assessing the needs of people of different age, culture and health status in the various social environments;
- collaborate in the assessment of psychosocial distress, psychological disability related to mental disorders and pathological dependencies, and identify the healthy parts and potentials of the subject;
- detect the resources and constraints of the family and socio-environmental contexts;
- collaborate in identifying psychiatric and geriatric treatment and rehabilitation objectives and in formulating the specific intervention project aimed at the recovery and development of the subject under treatment;
- implement educational-rehabilitative interventions aimed at self-care, adherence to the treatment project, interpersonal relations of varying complexities, work activity and independent living;
- operate in the context of primary prevention on the territory and in nearby places to promote network relations, foster management of risk situations and pathologies;
- carry out psycho-education interventions for individuals or groups;
- work with families and the social context of the subjects to promote their reintegration into the community;
- apply the results of rehabilitation research to improve the quality of interventions;
- recognise and respect all roles and competences to collaborate with colleagues from own and other multi-professional teams.
Subsequent training courses (Master's Degree, Master's Degree, Postgraduate Courses, PhD) can provide knowledge and skills relating to the coordination of the profession ublic health field, as we as well,ll as advanced skills in both the clinical and research fields.


Competences associated with the role:

The competences associated with the role of Professional Educator are acquired by applying specific knowledge, skills and abilities of a specialist nature in the healthcare field, acquired through the educational activities provided by the Degree Course. These activities include basic disciplines, characterising disciplines, related and supplementary disciplines and activities chosen by the student, as well as professional training activities.
Considering that the Professional Educator operates in specific sectors by implementing socio-educational interventions in favour of people who, for various reasons, are in distress (minors, the elderly, the disabled, the marginalised, immigrants, the mentally ill, people with addictions), the degree course aims to prepare graduates for the profession by giving them the tools necessary to develop relational, methodological and work planning skills, socio-territorial work skills, research and training, educational, health and health promotion skills.
Adequate transversal communicative-relational, organisational-managerial and planning skills are also required, in accordance with the level of autonomy and responsibility that the professional must instil in the work team.