SOB – School for Social Care Professions in Steyr

Accompanying and caring for the elderly or people with impairment is becoming an increasingly important task in our society.

The School for Social Care Professions Steyr (SOB Steyr) has been offering the necessary qualitative training in the Steyr region since its foundation in 1991.

The School for Social Care Professions (SOB) Steyr is funded by a private sponsoring association and is affiliated with the HLW Steyr in terms of school organization. In autumn 2009, the sponsoring association of SOB Steyr was taken over by BFI OÖ.

Courses for certified/diploma social care workers

The school offers training as a specialist social care provider with a focus on the elderly and work with the disabled, which includes the qualification of nursing assistance.

The training in both areas, work for the elderly and work for the disabled, is aimed both at young people after completing general schooling, as well as at people who opt for care and social work later in life, or people who are looking for further professional qualifications.

In line with the labour market and the needs of prospective participants, these courses are conducted as full-time training (40 hours per week) over four semesters, or, new since September 2020, as part-time training (30 hours per week) over five semesters.

Tailored to the labor market, these courses are held daily, running over 24 months. For all those who are looking for a qualification within the field of professional social care, SOB Steyr provides „work for the elderly or disabled“ as an additional special module.

In addition, there is the opportunity to attend job-specific further training on current topics within the areas of work for the elderly and work for the disabled at SOB Steyr.