Staff Associate, Associate Administrator of Social Work Field Education
Department Summary: The School of Social Work (SSW) at Bridgewater State University is a growing and dynamic part of a cohesive and engaged campus community that provides support for student success and professional opportunities for staff and faculty. The SSW is dedicated to supporting diversity, to promoting social justice, and reflects this emphasis in its curricular and co-curricular activities. The SSW houses CSWE-accredited BSW and MSW program with more than 550 students. The Bridgewater State University SSW program is known for its excellence, the diversity of the student body, close working relationships with community-based organizations through out the commonwealth and especially in the southeast region and an exceptional field education team. The social work students we serve bring many strengths, and are capable, purposeful and fully committed to their studies.
Position Summary: Position responsibilities include assisting the Administrator of Social Work Field Education in overseeing field education for approximately 250 undergraduate and graduate social work students, coordinating supervisor training and the School of Social Work Professional Education Program (PEP).
This is a full-time, exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Position Type: APA Professional
Essential Duties: 1) Share the full responsibility for social work students in field as assigned by the Administrator of Social Work Field Education for both BSW and MSW students. Collaborate and consult with the School of Social Work Chair, the MSW & BSW Program Coordinators, and social work faculty. Assume duties as assigned, including evening and weekend responsibilities. 2) Supervise field coordinators and work collaboratively with field faculty to ensure quality Field Education. 3) Consult with faculty and students on field placement concerns and grievances. Work with those involved to ensure appropriate resolution. Serve on Field Status Review Committees as assigned by the MSW Coordinator or the Administrator of Social Work Field Education. 4) Promote and maintain strong working relationships with the professional social work community. 5) As needed, work with students to clarify their professional goals and learning objectives. Provide consultation to students, faculty, and field coordinators to assist students in meeting their goals and objectives. 6) Provide independent management of the recruitment, development and approval of field practicum sites at all levels as assigned by the Administrator of Social Work Field Education. 7) Implement regular programs of orientation and training to field instructors and supervisors for purpose of enhancing the quality of student supervision and learning experiences as designed and directed by the Administrator of Social Work Field Education. 8) Support and develop strategies to facilitate the integration of field work and classroom content. 9) Monitor utilization and maintenance of the field education program’s data management system. 10) Manage implementation of the School of Social Work’s continuing education and outreach efforts to promote the SSW’s visibility in the community. 11) Assist to effectively represent the SSW’s field education program to the local community and make contributions to the social work knowledge base at the local and state levels. 12) Assist in the recruitment and orientation of MSW students via participation in information sessions, recruitment visits and orientation workshops in consultation with the MSW Program Coordinator and the Administrator of Social Work Field Education. 13) Effectively mediate field education related conflict including that between and among staff, faculty, students and agencies.
Required Qualifications: 1) a LICSW 2) Three years post-MSW experience including demonstrated evidence of successful experience in social work field education and supervision of students in field placements 3) Database management skills & facility with social media 4) Experience in training & event management 5) Post-LICSW practice experience in diverse settings 6) Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students, colleagues and community professionals 7) Strong written and oral communication skills 8) Knowledge of the social service delivery system in Massachusetts and Rhode Island 9) Driver’s license, reliable transportation and the ability to travel in MA and RI
Work Environment: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.
Office activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and interaction with computer equipment; Occasional bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 5 pounds.
Some travel is required.
Special Conditions for Eligibility: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000 Posting Number: S00434P Open Date: 12/12/2018 Close Date: 1/10/2019 Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
*a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.
*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.