duties at school according to the professional standard. Job description. Training and retraining

Social teacher

Among the many pro­fes­sions that exist today, such a spe­cial­iza­tion as a social teacher is not the last. Those who want to do this kind of work be sure to study future respon­si­bil­i­ties at school accord­ing to the pro­fes­sion­al stan­dard, job descrip­tion. Atten­tion should also be paid to train­ing and retrain­ing.

Who is that?

The pro­fes­sion of a social edu­ca­tor was born rel­a­tive­ly recent­ly - it entered the list of offi­cial pro­fes­sions only in 2000. Pre­vi­ous­ly, the same func­tions were per­formed by direc­tors of edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions and their deputies in charge of edu­ca­tion and extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties. How­ev­er, the com­plex­i­ty of work­ing with stu­dents and their par­ents made it nec­es­sary to sin­gle out a spe­cial pro­file, spe­cial­ists in which are ready to com­mu­ni­cate with the most dif­fi­cult stu­dents and not only with them. Social edu­ca­tors time­ly detect the con­di­tion­al­i­ty of ped­a­gog­i­cal neglect in a par­tic­u­lar case and oth­er pos­si­ble dif­fi­cul­ties in teach­ing indi­vid­ual stu­dents. These spe­cial­ists, there­fore, con­trary to pop­u­lar myth, do not only deal with hooli­gans who lag behind and show crim­i­nal incli­na­tions or chem­i­cal addic­tions.

A social teacher must clear­ly under­stand all the per­son­al, age and socio-cul­tur­al char­ac­ter­is­tics of all stu­dents. He is respon­si­ble for both legal pro­tec­tion and social sup­port for chil­dren and their fam­i­lies. It will be his respon­si­bil­i­ty to pre­vent all neg­a­tive impacts on the devel­op­ment of chil­dren. Social edu­ca­tors devel­op com­plete sce­nar­ios for work­ing with a spe­cif­ic child. They act as coor­di­na­tors of edu­ca­tion­al work for oth­er school employ­ees. Such spe­cial­ists are sim­ply oblig­ed to mas­ter a vari­ety of psy­cho­log­i­cal tech­niques and ped­a­gog­i­cal meth­ods. They have to find an approach to any stu­dents, even those who demon­strate hope­less­ly neglect­ed behav­ior and open­ly ignore all author­i­ties.

Such work is very dif­fi­cult and may some­times not give a vis­i­ble result for a long time. We have to deal with the most unpleas­ant aspects of life.

Real pro­fes­sion­als can only dream of sit­ting in an office — they have to con­stant­ly go from house to house and to places where teenagers gath­er. Some­times you need to work not just with rude and cyn­i­cal chil­dren. There is a need to help those who are in com­plete­ly uncul­tured cir­cum­stances. You will have to work at the inter­sec­tion of ped­a­gogy, psy­chol­o­gy, legal assis­tance. It is also very impor­tant to show par­tic­i­pa­tion and cre­ativ­i­ty, to demon­strate an out­stand­ing lev­el of empa­thy.

When a pro­fes­sion­al comes to his work­place, he must first of all car­ry out diag­nos­tics and draw up a pass­port for the class or group. It is also nec­es­sary to con­duct a study of the sit­u­a­tion in fam­i­lies. The work is car­ried out in close coop­er­a­tion with class teach­ers (or with sim­i­lar staff in preschool and voca­tion­al edu­ca­tion). Atten­tion has to be paid to:

  • poor per­for­mance;
  • dif­fi­cult social con­di­tions;
  • intra-fam­i­ly rela­tion­ships;
  • health prob­lems;
  • dif­fi­cul­ties in inter­per­son­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

Of course, social edu­ca­tors are also involved in the fight against the aggres­sive behav­ior of stu­dents, and this is a very impor­tant com­po­nent of their activ­i­ties. They con­trol the empa­thy of the stu­dents, using spe­cial tests and ver­i­fi­ca­tion meth­ods for this pur­pose.

To pre­vent aggres­sion and anti­so­cial behav­ior, they resort to var­i­ous mea­sures, includ­ing encour­ag­ing phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion.. The field of activ­i­ty con­cerns not only edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions in the nar­row sense, but also pri­vate, fam­i­ly life, friend­ly com­mu­ni­ca­tion of stu­dents. All this will have to be care­ful­ly con­trolled.

The advan­tage of the pro­fes­sion of a social ped­a­gogue can be con­sid­ered high social val­ue. It is he who pre­vents, in fact, the devel­op­ment and aggra­va­tion of many aso­cial man­i­fes­ta­tions. The num­ber of vacan­cies is quite large. There is a poten­tial oppor­tu­ni­ty to give con­sul­ta­tions. But there are also pro­nounced dis­ad­van­tages, includ­ing:

  • high psy­cho­log­i­cal and emo­tion­al stress;
  • the like­li­hood of con­flicts with chil­dren, their rel­a­tives and guardians;
  • high lev­el of respon­si­bil­i­ty;
  • irreg­u­lar sched­ule;
  • the dif­fi­cul­ty of work­ing with dis­agree­ments with the admin­is­tra­tion and oth­er teach­ers;
  • rel­a­tive­ly low income.

Job description


There is no stan­dard job descrip­tion for the activ­i­ties of a social ped­a­gogue. In each edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion, the admin­is­tra­tion forms such a doc­u­ment indi­vid­u­al­ly, tak­ing into account the pecu­liar­i­ties of the approach and the spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion. In any case, how­ev­er, social edu­ca­tor belongs to the cat­e­go­ry of spe­cial­ists. He reports direct­ly to the direc­tor of the edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion (or oth­er per­son in charge of the edu­ca­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion). Only direc­tors can appoint such an employ­ee or remove him from office.

Social edu­ca­tors per­form all their tasks in accor­dance with the cur­rent leg­is­la­tion and the instruc­tions of the edu­ca­tion­al author­i­ties. They are also oblig­ed to car­ry out the direct orders of the direc­tors and oth­er rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the admin­is­tra­tion (but only in the part that does not con­tra­dict the law). The most impor­tant doc­u­ments, whose pro­vi­sions should also be imple­ment­ed, are:

  • statutes of edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions;
  • inner order rules;
  • posi­tion on pro­fes­sion­al ethics;
  • norms for intra-school reg­is­tra­tion;
  • stan­dards for respond­ing to acci­dents and offens­es;
  • instruc­tions on fire, elec­tri­cal safe­ty and anti-ter­ror­ist pro­tec­tion;
  • GEF;
  • aca­d­e­m­ic plan.

The func­tions of social edu­ca­tors are also diverse. But all of them, one way or anoth­er, boil down to 4 main areas:

  • tak­ing mea­sures for edu­ca­tion­al and edu­ca­tion­al work, the gen­er­al devel­op­ment of stu­dents;
  • iden­ti­fy­ing prob­lems and emerg­ing con­flicts at an ear­ly stage, prepar­ing rec­om­men­da­tions for par­ents, oth­er teach­ers, third-par­ty inter­est­ed orga­ni­za­tions to work with prob­lem stu­dents;
  • con­stant mon­i­tor­ing of the social char­ac­ter­is­tics of the entire com­mu­ni­ty of school­child­ren, its indi­vid­ual rep­re­sen­ta­tives and emerg­ing groups (includ­ing, and even pri­mar­i­ly, infor­mal ones);
  • inter­ac­tion with social pro­tec­tion author­i­ties.

Such a spe­cial­ist should not only mas­ter per­fect­ly the tech­nol­o­gy of per­suad­ing chil­dren and ado­les­cents, meth­ods of cor­rect­ing their behav­ior. He con­tin­u­ous­ly inter­acts with the fam­i­ly and oth­er school employ­ees at the same time, acts as a link. At the same time, any socio-ped­a­gog­i­cal work can­not even be per­ceived as a con­tin­u­ous impact on vio­la­tors of the order, even if togeth­er with oth­er peo­ple.

Respect for the rights and free­doms of cit­i­zens, includ­ing stu­dents of any age, will be anoth­er indis­pens­able duty.

In addi­tion to all of the above, social edu­ca­tors are engaged in:

  • orga­ni­za­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of activ­i­ties that involve stu­dents in use­ful activ­i­ties;
  • sup­port­ing rea­son­able ini­tia­tives of school­child­ren and stu­dents, includ­ing by attract­ing the atten­tion of the admin­is­tra­tion, local gov­ern­ment and the pub­lic;
  • main­tain­ing psy­cho­log­i­cal com­fort in edu­ca­tion­al teams, find­ing and elim­i­nat­ing the rea­sons why it is vio­lat­ed;
  • assis­tance to stu­dents in apply­ing to var­i­ous author­i­ties, in defend­ing mate­r­i­al inter­ests and civ­il rights;
  • coop­er­a­tion with social ser­vices, guardian­ship author­i­ties, vol­un­teers to pro­vide assis­tance, includ­ing in solv­ing hous­ing prob­lems;
  • advis­ing oth­er teach­ers, par­ents and oth­er rel­a­tives on dif­fi­cult issues that arise for those.

It is impor­tant to pay atten­tion to the norms of the pro­fes­sion­al stan­dard. He points out the need, first of all, to form in stu­dents the expe­ri­ence of activ­i­ties that are sig­nif­i­cant from a social and per­son­al stand­point. The pro­fes­sion­al stan­dard requires tak­ing into account indi­vid­ual needs and incli­na­tions, as well as devel­op­ing not only intel­lec­tu­al, but also phys­i­cal, and spir­i­tu­al and moral aspects. In addi­tion, pro­fes­sion­als are required to:

  • ped­a­gog­i­cal­ly accom­pa­ny the activ­i­ties of chil­dren’s pub­lic asso­ci­a­tions;
  • orga­ni­za­tion­al and method­olog­i­cal devel­op­ment of social and ped­a­gog­i­cal sup­port;
  • help in the edu­ca­tion­al process and in extracur­ric­u­lar activ­i­ties;
  • engage in tutor sup­port;
  • ana­lyze the life sit­u­a­tions of stu­dents;
  • devel­op mea­sures for social adap­ta­tion;
  • pro­mote the devel­op­ment of social and per­son­al com­pe­tence;
  • learn first aid skills and pro­vide it as need­ed.


In addi­tion to all of the above, it is impor­tant to char­ac­ter­ize the required qual­i­fi­ca­tions. It can be obtained at the lev­el of sec­ondary or high­er pro­fes­sion­al edu­ca­tion. There are usu­al­ly no work expe­ri­ence require­ments for can­di­dates.

But at the dis­cre­tion of the admin­is­tra­tion of spe­cif­ic edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions, the oppor­tu­ni­ty is left to raise the bar of require­ments. At the high­est lev­el, it is usu­al­ly required to work at least 10 years in advance in the spe­cial­ty.

Knowledge and skills

The social edu­ca­tor must be pro­fi­cient in:

  • prop­er gen­er­al ped­a­gogy;
  • nor­ma­tive acts of var­i­ous lev­els reg­u­lat­ing the work of edu­ca­tion­al struc­tures;
  • the basics of social ped­a­gogy and its key meth­ods;
  • the basics of labor, fam­i­ly, civ­il, admin­is­tra­tive, crim­i­nal, admin­is­tra­tive pro­ce­dur­al and crim­i­nal pro­ce­dur­al law;
  • the con­cept of social pol­i­cy of the Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion;
  • devel­op­men­tal psy­chol­o­gy;
  • basic infor­ma­tion from the field of psy­chi­a­try.

Addi­tion­al­ly, you will need to study:

  • basics of a healthy lifestyle;
  • the basics of work­ing on a PC;
  • doc­u­ment flow norms;
  • con­flict diag­nos­tic meth­ods;
  • socio-psy­cho­log­i­cal diag­nos­tics;
  • the con­ven­tion on the rights of the child;
  • social hygiene;
  • meth­ods of work­ing with mul­ti­me­dia equip­ment.


The pow­ers of social edu­ca­tors include build­ing inter­ac­tions at their dis­cre­tion (adjust­ed for the laws and poli­cies of the edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion) with oth­er struc­tures, includ­ing:

  • oth­er edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions;
  • cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions;
  • sports facil­i­ties;
  • bod­ies of socio-psy­cho­log­i­cal assis­tance;
  • pub­lic orga­ni­za­tions;
  • local gov­ern­ments;
  • region­al admin­is­tra­tions;
  • law enforce­ment agen­cies;
  • com­mer­cial struc­tures;
  • inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions;
  • edu­ca­tion­al asso­ci­a­tions.

A social ped­a­gogue has the right to demand assis­tance from oth­er employ­ees of edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions in the per­for­mance of their duties. But there are two con­di­tions: this help is real­ly need­ed, and it can be pro­vid­ed by a spe­cif­ic per­son. And also, with­in the lim­its of their com­pe­tence, they can give orders to trained and aux­il­iary per­son­nel. It is also allowed:

  • demand the cre­ation of nor­mal con­di­tions for their work;
  • to achieve the nec­es­sary adjust­ments in the edu­ca­tion­al process, in the meth­ods of work of the teach­ing staff;
  • make deci­sions with­in their func­tions, tak­ing into account the lev­el of com­pe­tence.

But social edu­ca­tors also have a respon­si­bil­i­ty:

  • for untime­ly and incom­plete per­for­mance of their duties;
  • for dis­clo­sure of secrets pro­tect­ed by law or its trans­fer to unau­tho­rized per­sons;
  • for vio­la­tion of safe­ty reg­u­la­tions;
  • for non-exe­cu­tion of autho­rized instruc­tions of the man­age­ment and reg­u­la­to­ry doc­u­ments;
  • for non-com­pli­ance with the work sched­ule.


Even places in a num­ber of spe­cial­ized sec­ondary edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions are open for train­ing social ped­a­gogues. It is pri­mar­i­ly about:

  • Perm Nation­al Socio-Ped­a­gog­i­cal Col­lege;
  • Col­lege at RSSU;
  • Inter­na­tion­al Col­lege of Arts and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions;
  • 4th Ped­a­gog­i­cal Col­lege of St. Peters­burg;
  • Poly­tech­nic Col­lege of Urban Econ­o­my (also in St. Peters­burg);
  • edu­ca­tion­al com­plex “Voroby­ovy Gory”;
  • fac­ul­ty of sec­ondary voca­tion­al edu­ca­tion at the Moscow Uni­ver­si­ty for the Human­i­ties and Eco­nom­ics.

Out­side of Moscow and St. Peters­burg, there are also sec­ondary edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions that train social teach­ers. Among them stand out in the first place:

  • avi­a­tion tech­ni­cal col­lege of Nizh­ny Nov­gorod;
  • depart­ment of sec­ondary voca­tion­al edu­ca­tion at NSTU (Novosi­birsk);
  • Col­lege of Con­struc­tion, Archi­tec­ture and Urban Econ­o­my;
  • Omsk Human­i­tar­i­an Col­lege;
  • socio-ped­a­gog­i­cal col­lege of Sama­ra;
  • North­ern Ped­a­gog­i­cal Col­lege in Yeka­ter­in­burg;
  • voca­tion­al-ped­a­gog­i­cal col­lege in Perm;
  • socio-ped­a­gog­i­cal col­lege of Vol­gograd;
  • Istra Pro­fes­sion­al Col­lege.

But you can go through pri­ma­ry edu­ca­tion in a high­er edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion. A good exam­ple is the Moscow State Region­al Uni­ver­si­ty. You can also apply to:

  • OmGU;
  • NCFU;
  • Moscow Human­i­tar­i­an Uni­ver­si­ty;
  • Moscow Ped­a­gog­i­cal Uni­ver­si­ty;
  • Russ­ian State Ped­a­gog­i­cal Uni­ver­si­ty named after Herzen;
  • Vol­gograd Insti­tute of Arts and Cul­ture;
  • Yugra State Uni­ver­si­ty;
  • Med­ical Uni­ver­si­ty of Kazan;
  • Ryazan State Uni­ver­si­ty;
  • Tula Ped­a­gog­i­cal Uni­ver­si­ty;
  • Vladimir Uni­ver­si­ty named after Sto­le­tovs;
  • Orel State Uni­ver­si­ty;
  • state uni­ver­si­ties of Kostro­ma, Adygea, Sochi;
  • Yaroslavl Ped­a­gog­i­cal Uni­ver­si­ty.

It is worth not­ing that, regard­less of the cho­sen edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion, self-edu­ca­tion also plays a very impor­tant role. They have to be engaged con­stant­ly dur­ing the entire peri­od of pro­fes­sion­al activ­i­ty. Social edu­ca­tors should be aware of up-to-date infor­ma­tion regard­ing:

  • leg­is­la­tion;
  • edu­ca­tion­al stan­dards;
  • youth fash­ion and sub­cul­tures;
  • pop­u­lar among the youth cul­tur­al phe­nom­e­na;
  • ped­a­gog­i­cal and method­olog­i­cal approach­es;
  • psy­chol­o­gy and a num­ber of oth­er fields.

Self-edu­ca­tion is car­ried out in accor­dance with an indi­vid­u­al­ly devel­oped plan. And also the devel­op­ment of addi­tion­al skills and knowl­edge in a col­lec­tive mode can be prac­ticed. Estab­lish­ing infor­mal con­tacts with more pro­fes­sion­al teach­ers plays a very impor­tant role. Addi­tion­al­ly, it is worth using didac­tic mate­ri­als and ped­a­gog­i­cal pub­li­ca­tions. It is also extreme­ly impor­tant to study your main expe­ri­ence, mis­takes made and achieve­ments achieved.

A num­ber of edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions offer retrain­ing pack­ages for social edu­ca­tors. Such ser­vices are avail­able at:

  • Acad­e­my of Busi­ness and Sys­tems Man­age­ment;
  • Cen­ter for Addi­tion­al Pro­fes­sion­al Edu­ca­tion and Dis­tance Learn­ing Tech­nolo­gies;
  • Inter­na­tion­al Acad­e­my of Exper­tise and Eval­u­a­tion;
  • Nation­al Acad­e­my of Addi­tion­al Pro­fes­sion­al Edu­ca­tion;
  • insti­tute ROP­KiP;
  • North­west­ern Acad­e­my of Addi­tion­al Pro­fes­sion­al Edu­ca­tion and Voca­tion­al Train­ing;
  • Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty of Mod­ern Tech­nolo­gies.

Place of work

The lev­el of demand for this pro­fes­sion is very high. It is rel­e­vant in any school, in tech­ni­cal schools, schools and col­leges, at uni­ver­si­ties, acad­e­mies and insti­tutes. You can also get a job at:

  • preschool edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions;
  • sys­tem of addi­tion­al edu­ca­tion;
  • insti­tu­tions of the Min­istry of Jus­tice and the Min­istry of Inter­nal Affairs;
  • career guid­ance cen­ter;
  • employ­ment ser­vices;
  • bod­ies of social pro­tec­tion;
  • child pro­tec­tion;
  • youth orga­ni­za­tions.


Despite the high demand for the pro­fes­sion, one should not expect high rates. Begin­ning spe­cial­ists usu­al­ly receive an income in the region of 15,000 rubles. With an increase in the cat­e­go­ry, with length of ser­vice or receiv­ing spe­cial sur­charges, the salary grad­u­al­ly reach­es 30,000 rubles. The most advanced spe­cial­ists can earn much more — up to 60 thou­sand on aver­age in Rus­sia. In Moscow, rates vary from 35 to 95 thou­sand, but it is extreme­ly dif­fi­cult to get the largest amounts.

Addi­tion­al pay­ment for the spe­cial com­plex­i­ty of the work is 35% of the base salary. After work­ing 2–5 years, it will be pos­si­ble to receive an addi­tion of 10%. With an expe­ri­ence of at least 20 years, the sur­charge will be already 30%.

Skill lev­el bonus­es, per­son­al coef­fi­cients, com­pen­sato­ry sur­charges, over­time pay­ments may apply.

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