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Work experience

2013 - Present

Acting Assistant

Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare, Department of Welfare and Social Work

2011 - Present

Social worker

Children's Hospital "Parents' House", the Children's Hospital Foundation, Riga, Vienibas avenue 45

2004 - 2012

Lecturer

Higher school of social work and social pedagogics “Attīstība”, Eiženijas street 1, Riga, Latvia.

2003 - 2012

Teacher with groups of unemployers

Educational organization “Buts”, Lāčplēša street 125, Rīga, Latvia, LV 1050.

2012 - 2012

Pedagogue of leisure time

Children's Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Vienibas avenue 45

1996 - 1999

Sundays school teacher

Ev. Lut. Church Limbaži, Lībiešu street 2, LV 4000, Limbaži, Latvia

Education and training

2004 - 2009

Master of science of education (Mg.sc.educ.)

University of Latvia, Raiņa avenue 19, Rīga, Latvia

2000 - 2004

Professional Bachelor of social work with specialization in social pedagogy

Higher school of social work and social pedagogics “Attīstība, Latvia

1994 - 1996

Social care worker

Medical school by Paul Stradiņš, Riga, Latvia

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

Crisis and work with them: theory and practice. 07/03/2015. / Association of Medical Psychotherapists in Latvia Norwegian experience in situation of massive loss and bereavement. 05-06.02.2015./ Association of Professional Psychologists in Latvia and the Latvian Bible Center /

Interdisciplinary health conference "Oncology 21st Century: learning to live together". 10.12.2014./ Organization of support for oncology patients "Tree of life".

Problem-based learning in university pedagogy: integration of this method in the study process. / Riga Stradins University / 04.06.2014.

Sensory room and a garden of feelings- an innovative approach for persons with disabilities in social rehabilitation in National Social care center Latgale "Kalkūni". 03/21/2014. / Ministry of Welfare in Latvia and National Social care center Latgale "Latgale" /

A child with special needs in the family, school and church. 09/02/2013. / Evangelical Lutheran Sunday school sector /

Person Centered thinking. 5-7.12.2011./The learning community for person centered practices/

A new hobby for Alzheimer patients from Anatolia. 06-10.06.2011. /Lifelong learning programme, Alzheimer society Turkey/

Additional education in didactics of higher education. 2004-2005, University of Latvia, Faculty of psychology and pedagogy.​

Supervised study course

Family Pedagogy

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Lectured study course

Gerontologic Social Work

Interactive Methods Working with Children and Youth

Organisation and Management of Multi-Professional Team

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Social treatment and rehabilitation

Projects

July 2015 Workshop manager Management and leading of workshops on the themes: "Soap preparation", "Food color and taste of the final creation of mandala," "Farewell ritual - shared lunch around the campfire" for the clients of Social care center "Madliena " Ogre municipal project competition "Creative-Active-active-Izglītojoši- Ogre!" "R.A.D.I. - Ogre "project" All you have to have for yourself is going through you "(Nr.2015-7), Brīvības street 33, Ogre, Ogre district. Management of creative activities for the clients of Social care center


​June 2015 lecturer Lesson management within training of volunteers in the children's hospital (Leisure time and play methods in work with children in hospital) Children's Hospital Foundation (Riga, Vienibas avenue 45) and Department of the Riga City Council for Education and Culture and Sports (Riga, Valdemāra street 5) The project "Get involved, help and change 2" Training of volunteers


​2013 October – 2014 December Expert in the project "Child-friendly society" Development of the Social services for new parents in the Children's Hospital "On the way with the child" and " Losing a child" Foundation of Children's Hospital (Riga, Vienibas avenue 45), in cooperation with Council of Riga City (Riga, Town Hall Square 1) Development of Social service


​2013 May- November Expert - Social pedagogue Development of the service of Social parenting, rehabilitation and social care Ministry of Welfare, the project "Proposals for client grouping and determining levels of the service" (no. LM28-3-06 / 16-2013), Riga, Church Street 4 Determination of levels for the Social Services in the national social care centers


​2013 June - October lecturer Lesson management within training of volunteers in the children's hospital (History and basics of Voluntary activity ; The needs of children of different age groups in the hospital etc.) Children's Hospital Foundation (Riga, Vienibas avenue 45) and Department of the Riga City Council for Education and Culture and Sports (Riga, Valdemāra street 5) The project "Get involved, help and change" Training of volunteers


​2004-2012 Teacher and supervisor of educational modules Teaching social work specialists, weak-eyed students, nurses. Department of European social fund, Jēzusbaznīcas street 11, Riga and Higher school of social work and social pedagogics "Attīstība" Eiženijas street 1, Riga. Development and implementation of professional rehabilitational programmes, training specialists of social work


​2005-2006 Expert- counsellor To give professional advice, to plan programme of rehabilitation in Limbaži district Local government of Limbaži district, Rīgas street 16, Limbaži Organizing and planning projects​

Memberships

2005- 2012 -Senator in Higher school of social work and social pedagogics "Attistiba"

Since 2013 - Member of Latvian Association of professional social workers

International cooperation

Since 2014, lecture and conducting the course "Interactive Methods in social work with children and youth" in the International Joint Master's program "Social work with children and young people" RSU cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

2010 May, Lecturer of mobility in ERASMUS sub-program of the Lifelong Learning Programme

Courses "History of social work in Latvia", "Social policy in Latvia", University of Frankfurt (Germany), Faculty of Social Work and Health (Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences, Department: Soziale Arbeit und Gesundheit)

2010 May, Participation in the international discussion "Gender discrimination in Europe" in 2010, May. Theme of the report: Women's equality in the labor market in Latvia. Mobility ERASMUS sub-program of the Lifelong Learning Programme in University of Frankfurt (Germany), Faculty of Social Work and Health (Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences, Department: Soziale Arbeit und Gesundheit)

Awards and recognitions

2012, Certificate of Recognition for contribution in work of Higher school of social work and social pedagogics "Attistiba"

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Colleagues

Inga Millere
Dean, Academic Staff
Kristīne Mārtinsone
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Ģirts Briģis
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Olafs Brūvers
Academic Staff, Chair
Lolita Vilka
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anita Villeruša
Chair, Scientific Council, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Voldemārs Arnis
Head of the Department, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Liāna Deklava
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Inese Gobiņa
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher, Project Manager
Laila Meija
Academic Staff, Leading Researcher
Jeļena Koļesņikova
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff, Manager
Lauma Spriņģe
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme, Leading Researcher (Acting)
Uģis Ciematnieks
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme
Kristaps Circenis
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff