Criteria and Responsibilities
- A Master's Degree in social work and NYS License (either LMSW or LCSW, as appropriate to the setting / level of intern's clinical responsibilities)
- Willing to meet the stated Field Educator Responsibilities
- Be free of any professional sanctions by NASW
- Two years post master's social work experience (preferred)
- Have worked in the field placement agency for at least one year (preferred)
- Attend an orientation session provided by the School (required for all new field educators).
- Provide the student with an orientation to the agency, including information on safety protocol, HIPAA requirements, or other regulations specific to field site.
- Provide suitable workspace.
- Coordinate the involvement of other agency staff with the student's learning experience.
- Develop, with the student, a learning contract which reflects the learning opportunities and activities to meet the learning objectives and expected outcomes identified by the school.
- Provide a minimum of one hour per week of supervision in order to provide feedback, education, and role modeling.
- Review course syllabi provided by student in order to assist in the integration of field and academic experiences.
- Identify assignments to help the foundation year student learn a broad range of social work interventions and/or Advanced Year students to experience activities related to their area of Advanced Year.
- Provide ongoing evaluation of the student throughout the placement and to provide feedback on progress toward meeting their identified objectives.
- Notify the faculty liaison of any problems or questions as soon as they become evident.
- Complete and submit, by the designated time, a written mid-placement and final evaluation of the student's progress.
- Ensure that the student completes the minimum required hours for the field placement.
- Attend training seminars provided by the Field Education Department.
- Participate in three-way conferences with the student and faculty liaison during the field placement.
- Abide by the NASW Code of Ethics.