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Educatore professionale (Italy)

  • Generic name of profession

    Child care worker
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Educatore professionale
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    D. M. 8 Ottobre 1998, n. 520

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    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    L' educatore professionale è l'operatore sociale e sanitario che, in possesso del diploma universitario abilitante, attua specifici progetti educativi e riabilitativi nell' ambito di un progetto terapeutico elaborato da un'equipe multidisciplinare, volti a uno sviluppo equilibrato della personalità con obiettivi educativo/relazionali in un contesto di partecipazione e recupero alla vita quotidiana; cura il positivo inserimento o reinserimento psico-sociale dei soggetti in difficoltà.


    The 'professional educator is a social and health worker in possession of a university degree qualification, implementing specific projects in education and rehabilitation within a treatment plan developed by a multidisciplinary team, aimed at balanced development of the personality with educational / relational objectives in the context of participation and recovery to daily life; attends to the positive psycho-social integration or reintegration of disabled pupils.

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