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Director of Field Education

Company: The University of Michigan School of Social Work
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

The SSW seeks to appoint a clinical faculty member (at the assistant, associate, or full professor level) to serve as the Director of Field Education. This position oversees field education curriculum and operations for both the residential and online MSW programs. Knowledge of academic and social work practice environments and ability to bridge and communicate the interests of both communities is necessary. Duties and Responsibilities of Position

  • Provide leadership and direction for all aspects of the field education component of the MSW curriculum, including practicum site development and monitoring, field instructor training, and student experiential learning activities to assure excellence and quality.
  • Directly supervise Assistant Director of Field Education and Field Faculty, holding regular team meetings to plan and monitor field program direction, priorities, and division of responsibility
  • Represent the SSW, university and the field education program to community partners and other professional groups at the local, regional, and national level.
  • Work closely with the MSW Program Director, the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, and the Director of Office of Student Services to address student challenges and support needs.
  • Assist/support individual Field Faculty, students, field instructors, and field sites to address challenges that may present during the field education process.
  • Promote and maintain collaborative partnerships between human services agencies and the SSW
  • Identify new and emerging areas for student training and develop appropriate placement opportunities to match these emerging areas
  • Initiate and participate in preparation of grant proposals and other initiatives to enhance opportunities for student field stipends
  • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership team of SSW
  • Engage in other committee and service responsibilities as identified by the Dean and the Associate for Educational Programs.
  • Plan, organize, publicize, and implement sessions to inform students, field instructors and field liaisons of field education policies and requirements, issues in student supervision, current trends and issues in social work and their impact on field education, the social work curriculum, research and other developments in the School
  • Teach two 3-credit courses per academic year
  • Work in collaboration with faculty to develop, interpret, implement, and monitor field curriculum, policies, and procedures
  • Counsel and advise students on issues related to field instruction and career opportunities
  • Work with faculty liaisons to manage field-related problems, engage in effective dispute resolution, negotiation, handling of confidential and other sensitive information

Keywords: The University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ann Arbor , Director of Field Education, Executive , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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