Interested candidates are required to prepare the following documents for consideration:
Cover letter which effectively demonstrates the candidate’s motivation, qualifications and professional goals related to the position
A one page statement that discusses/shares a recent experience, what they learned from this experience, and what they did with what they learned
In order for the Career Portal system to accept a cover letter and one page statement, please include these as a page of your resume document.
**If selected for interview, candidates will be asked to provide three (3) professional letters of reference (All references will be confirmed)**
THESE MUST BE SENT DIRECTLY BY THE PERSON WRITING THE LETTER TO:
Daniel Fischer, LMSW Clinical Assistant Professor Assistant Dean and Director Field Education University of Michigan School of Social Work [email protected]
The field educator position in the School of Social Work, Office of Field Education is a complex and rigorous one that requires candidates to demonstrate a student-centered professional focus, a strong commitment to social work education, field training, and social work values and ethics. Candidates must have professional experience collaborating in a team environment and demonstrate a strong work ethic. Candidates must be licensed in the State of Michigan (LMSW) and have a minimum of 3 years LMSW experience working in a professional capacity that has adequately prepared them to meet the requirements and demands of the position.
The position has the following required attributes:
Responsible for assessment, evaluation, and advising regarding student goals and needs related to field instruction.
Consistently meet with students in a timely manner and completes the placement process within established timeframes in a professional service.
Identify, develop, and participates in student and field instructor training/orientation and educational activities related to the field education curriculum.
Responsible for negotiation, problem solving, dispute resolution, and intervention with students, faculty academic advisors, and field sites regarding field education issues and concerns.
Serve as faculty instructor for field education courses (SW515 and SW691), effectively evaluating student performance and learning in field, and assign student grades.
Conduct field site visits (both virtual and in-person) to monitor compliance with CSWE accreditation standards, professional practice and ethical standards, and to evaluate student competency development.
Teach the Introduction to Social Work Practice course (SW590), effectively evaluate student performance, and assign student grades.
Possess updated technological skills and has proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google e-mail and has demonstrated proficiency in database management.
Maintain all School related records in a comprehensive manner utilizing existing systems effectively and efficiently.
Contribute to the Field Office team by actively participating in all required meetings, helping to set priorities, program direction/evaluation, and division of responsibilities.
Manage all aspects of work in a professional, sensitive, and confidential manner, which respects students, faculty and field site personnel.
Represent the field education program on behalf of the School to agencies and other professional groups while participating in identifying, developing, evaluating, and approving new field sites.
Be knowledgeable of, evaluates, and implements University and School policies related to social work education with particular focus on field education.
Collaborate with faculty on identifying and implementing best practices related to the field education curriculum and correctly interprets field education policies and procedures with students, faculty, and field site personnel.
Be active in School wide/University related professional activities representing the Office of Field Education (committees, work groups, School projects, student functions, etc.) promoting best practices in social work research, field practices, and student professional development.
Exhibit the ability to collaborate closely on a daily basis with a professional team demonstrating a positive solution-focused, strengths-based approach.
Consistently demonstrate initiative and motivation when approaching tasks, is willing and eager to take on increased responsibility, and is capable of generating creative ideas.
Demonstrate excellent time management skills.
Actively and positively participate in performing all duties by demonstrating cooperation and dependability.
Be flexible and open about working outside key areas of responsibility.
Accept and be responsible for all other work assigned by the Assistant Dean for Field Education and/or other School Administrators.
Demonstrate knowledge, skills and vision in promoting and advancing the Schools' Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.
MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program
Licensed at the LMSW level for 3+ years
Five (5) + years post-masters professional social work experience.
Three (3) + years training MSW and/or BSW students
Possess superior professional judgment and excellent oral and written communication skills
Possess current and relevant technology-based skills
Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple demands, and work effectively under pressure
Preferred professional experience in a field education program
Application Deadline - In order to receive full consideration for your application, please submit your bid within the first seven calendar days of this posting. UM job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days and the SSW may start the review/selection process as early as the eighth day after posting. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 191353
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