ISSN 2409-7616

Hertsy Yu.V., Sizikova V.V., Anikeeva O.A., Pryanishnikova O.D.


UDC 378.14


Hertsy Yu.V.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) –, Sizikova V.V.2 (Moscow, Russian Federation) –, Anikeeva O.A.3,4 (Moscow, Russian Federation) –, Pryanishnikova O.D.1 (Moscow, Russian Federation) –

1All-Russian Research Institute of Labor

2Mobile Electronic Education

3Center for the Development of Social Education

4Russian State Social University

Abstract. The article “Professional competencies of a social worker and a specialist in social work: the present and future of professions” analyzes the existing ways and methods of integrating the labor market and social education based on the standardization of professional activities and higher education, systemic and competence-based approaches, and also taking into account the convergence of approaches to personnel training. The studies conducted in 2013–2022 became the basis for the development of professional standards in social work, as well as standards for higher and secondary vocational education, their adaptation and development in the modern conditions of the Russian Federation. An appropriate assessment was given regarding the strategic prospects for the development of the professions “Specialist in Social Work” and “Social Work”, including the possibility of training relevant personnel. The authors came to the conclusion that the experience of modeling professional standards and their adaptation with educational standards makes it possible to change the content of professional activity, to focus it not only on the current needs of citizens, but also on the achievement of strategic goals. In turn, this changes the vectors of development of social education, the content of training and retraining of social work personnel. The conclusions drawn as a result of the study allow us to identify the prospects, as well as the barriers and risks of standardizing professional activities in social education, and take into account the possibilities of taking into account the requirements of professional standards in educational activities in this area. In general, the research material has theoretical and practical value for those who deal with the issues of this problem.

Keywords: social work, specialist in social work, competencies of a specialist in social work, professional standard, educational standard, social education, additional vocational education.


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For citation: Hertsy Yu.V., Sizikova V.V., Anikeeva O.A., Pryanishnikova O.D. Professional competencies of social worker and social work specialist: present and future professions. CITISE, 2023, no. 1, pp. 56-69. DOI: