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"Det blir moment 22, det klaffar ju inte någonstans": - Socialsekreterares syn på arbetet med ekonomiskt bistånd och missbruksproblematik
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology, Social work.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"It's a catch-22 situation, nothing really works" : - social workers approach to economic support and substance abuse in municipal social services in Sweden (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med denna kvalitativa studie var att undersöka hur socialsekreterare på försörjningsstödsenheter arbetar med klienter som har missbruksproblematik, vilka dilemman som kan uppstå i det arbetet och hur socialsekreterarna hanterar dessa dilemman. I studien genomfördes sex halvstrukturerade intervjuer med informanter från två kommuner. Empirin analyserades utifrån systemteori, professionsetik och självbestämmandeteorin (SDT). Resultatet visade att socialsekreterarna upplevde denna klientgrupp som svårplanerad och svårbedömd då de flesta dörrar i samhället är stängda vid missbruksproblematik. Drogfrihet blir en förutsättning för att komma framåt, vilket blir etiskt och juridiskt problematiskt då behandling bygger på frivillighet. Krav på aktivering från klienten gör att socialsekreterarna slits mellan utredningens kontrollfunktion och det sociala arbetets stödfunktion. Motivation och samverkan med andra aktörer är vägledande för att komma framåt. Vår studie ämnar bidra med teoretisk och praktisk kunskap på fältet avseende arbetet med klienter som erhåller ekonomiskt bistånd och samtidigt har missbruksproblem.

Abstract [en]

This study aims to investigate economic support carried out by social workers within municipal social services and how they deal with clients who need both economic support and are substance abusers. We made six semi-structured interviews in two municipalities. They were analysed by means of content analysis, system theory and self-determination theory (SDT) and in accordance with professional ethics. Our results show that the social workers face problems in planning and assessment concerning these clients, especially beacuse of social exclusion at the labour market. Leave only one way to re-entrance in society, voluntarily addiction treatment. The social workers are torn between the purpose of control in their investigation and how to support their clients, causing troublesome dilemmas in their profession. These clients are made visible as a vulnerable sub-group of clients in a welfare system built on activity. Motivation and cooperation with other organisations is the key to make change. Our study intends to promote development of both theroretical and practical knowledge in the field. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 49
Keywords [en]
Economic support, substance abuse, system theory, professional ethics, self- determination theory
Keywords [sv]
Försörjningsstöd, missbruk, systemteori, professionsetik, självbestämmandeteorin
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27469OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-27469DiVA, id: diva2:1229448
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Social work
Educational program
Social work
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Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-06-29 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved

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