Field Education Program Coordinator
Description of Work Unit
Throughout its history, the School of Social Work at Colorado State University has made a continuous effort to develop and maintain a program that is responsive to three distinct, but related interests;
- The profession of social work as represented by the Council on Social Work Education’s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.
- The human services agencies and clients in the state, the region, the nation, and the globe, and
- The land grant oriented mission and goals of Colorado State University
The Field Education Program Coordinator is the instructor of record for assigned Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) and Masters in Social Work (MSW) Field Placement courses in the graduate and undergraduate social work programs. This is a 9 month position. Duties include: implement the field placement process for BSW and MSW students, develop and maintain agency-based field placements, provide support and consultation to agency-based field instructors and supervisors, develop and deliver training for agency-based field instructors/supervisors and field liaisons, work closely with the Field Education Program Director and Field Program team to monitor, assess, and continuously improve the quality of the Field Education Program in compliance with the CSWE Education Policy and Standards.
Required Job Qualifications
- Masters degree in Social Work from a CSWE-accredited program
- Completed 3 years of post-degree practice experience.
- Demonstrated experience in the social work field using advanced generalist knowledge, values, and skills.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Experience as an MSW field instructor and/or field liaison
- Experience with developing and delivering training for adult professionals
- Familiarity with front range social/human services systems and agencies
- Ability to manage a complex and fluctuating work-load (non-standard work hours; occasional evenings and weekends)
- Familiarity with digital and on-line communications; learning software, computer databases, etc.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
Job Duty Category Teaching and Advising Duty/Responsibility
- Serve as Instructor for assigned BSW and MSW Field Placement courses in the graduate and undergraduate social work programs
- Advise students on their field placement/internship goals and plans
- Implement the field program curriculum and placement process for BSW and MSW students
- Develop and maintain agency-based field placements
- Develop, implement, and maintain current best practice for training agency-based field instructors, supervisors, and field liaisons
- Deliver training for agency-based field instructors, supervisors, and field liaisons
- Other duties as assigned
Percentage Of Time 40% Job Duty Category Management Duty/Responsibility
- Work closely with the Field Education Program Director and Field Program team to monitor and continuously improve the quality of the Field Education Program in compliance with the CSWE Education Policy and Standards and evaluative assessment conducted by the SOWK and The Field Education Program
- Manage Field Program documentation for students competing their field coursework (including learning plans, mid-term and final evaluations, and any other required documentation).
- Manage Field Program documentation with regard to field-agency status
- Conduct orientation and training for agency-based field instructors and supervisors
- Conduct orientation and training for field liaisons
- Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students – Develop and implement program evaluation processes
- Other duties as assigned
Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility
- Attend and participate in the School of Social Work Council meetings and assigned committee meetings.
- Other duties as assigned
Percentage Of Time 10%
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit (electronically) the following items directly to this posting: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that addresses your experience as it relates to the qualifications and responsibilities for the position, and names and contact information of three professional references.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Susan Tungate, Susan.Tungate@colostate.edu
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