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Heilerziehungpfleger (Germany)

  • Generic name of profession

    Special needs care worker
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Special needs care worker (EN)
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  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    National legislation:

    Gesetze und Verordnungen der Länder, z.B. Verordnung über die Zulassung, Ausbildung und Prüfung an den Fachschulen für Sozialwesen im Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern;

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    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    DSE - Diploma (post-secondary education), including Annex II (ex 92/51, Annex C,D) , Art. 11 c
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Heilerziehungspfleger/innen sind für die pädagogische, lebenspraktische und pflegerische Unterstützung und Betreuung von Menschen mit Behinderung zuständig. Sie begleiten die zu Betreuenden stationär und ambulant bei der Bewältigung ihres Alltags.


    Special needs care workers are responsible for providing educational, practical and care support and assistance to people with disabilities. They assist their charges in coping with everyday life by providing residential and visiting support.

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