Field Education Manager, Social Work

Gold Coast, Australia
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About the role

The Field Education Manager is responsible for the development and delivery of the field education program in the Bachelor of Social Welfare and Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying).

This position works collaboratively across a team of academics and administrative support staff to maximise the student placement experience and learning outcomes. The Field Education Manager will also engage with placement providers and field educators to manage the placements of students.

The Bachelor of Social Welfare and Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) degrees have been recognised as providing outstanding learning opportunities with students reporting well above the national average for satisfaction with the overall quality of educational experience (QILT 2019).

About you

To be successful in this role you will utilise your ability to engage effectively with stakeholders to manage the field education program. You will be an experienced Social Worker and maintain strong links with professional bodies and organisations within the social work industry to manage and identify new opportunities for field placements.

You will have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills and be committed to enhancing the student experience and graduate outcomes.

About us

Southern Cross University, ranked in the Asia-Pacific's top 100 universities and the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2018), is a progressive, young and connected research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, while our fastest-growing campus is located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland.

The School of Arts and Social Sciences is a large, multi-disciplinary school which offers programs online and across Southern Cross University’s Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast campuses. The School offers a range of awards in the areas of Humanities, Media, Contemporary Music, Visual Arts, Social Sciences and Social Welfare. The School delivers field education units in the Bachelor of Social Welfare and Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) degrees.

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ, are encouraged to apply. The University is a proud participant in the Athena SWAN gender equity accreditation program and had committed to the 10 principles of the Athena SWAN Charter.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.

Applications close at 9:00am AEST on Friday, 5 July 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website.  The Vacancy ID is 19070.