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2/3/2017 Overview for Planning Foundation Year Announcements Field Placement SW 650 Fall 2017 Who needs to be here! Three and Four Year Students MSW I Placement Planning Orientation Sign-In Please! (Students in 3year or 4 Year MSW

  1. 2/3/2017 Overview for Planning Foundation Year Announcements Field Placement – SW 650 Fall 2017 Who needs to be here! Three and Four Year Students MSW I Placement Planning Orientation • Sign-In Please! (Students in 3year or 4 Year MSW Program) • Apologies if we are missing your name • Joint degree students / 4 year students • Excited to be planning for field? Tuesday, February 14, 2017 • Fasten your seat belts for the next big transition in graduate school! 11:00 am to 11:50 am GMCS 309 • Opportunity for questions at the end – I hope to answer most questions in the presentation Candy Elson LCSW, • FAQ also on web site & Field Manual Director of Field Education undergraduate-and-graduate/ Please Review Additional Docs Field Manual – quite comprehensive • MSW I Field Practicum Application Materials • Please review before or after this meeting • This is a short meeting & these documents on the web site outlines policies and procedures in more detail • • • Review these 2 documents: Background Info for ld/student-resources/field- Incoming 2 year MSW Students • Memo for Incoming MSW Students entering 2017 Fall manual/ Semester (doc, posted 2/3/2017) • MSW I (650) Explanation of Policies and Field Application Process (doc, posted2/3/2017) Overview of Field in MSW Curriculum Structure of Field Practicum • Foundation (first year MSW) • 16 hours a week in your agency • 16 hours a week – usually 2-3 days a week • Field Integration Seminars Friday’s 8:00 am or 10:00 am • Two semesters long – one academic year same agency • Pass / Fail Credit / No Credit • Foundation Year – Generalist Model (Total 7 units) • Evaluation by Field Instructor at the Agency • Advanced: (Concentration) Year will be • Completes COMPREHENSIVE SKILLS EVALUATION • 20 hours a week (Total 8 units) • Evaluation by field faculty from seminar attendance and • Field constitutes 15 units in MSW program participation, site visit to the agency • It is a major time commitment and in many ways more • Educationally based recordings / written assignments demanding than academic classes • Site visit and feedback from field instructor • Professional internship – key to employment post grad • Concurrent model vs. Block Model – i.e. Taking Classes a the same time as internship, plus Field Seminars 1

  2. 2/3/2017 Competencies & Practice Behaviors- Nine EPAS - Educational CSWE Council of SW Education Policy Accreditation Standards • Student Evaluated on each of these areas • Professional & Ethical Behavior • Field education is described as the • Diversity & Difference in Practice “Signature Pedagogy” of the profession • Advance Human Rights & Social, Economic & Environmental Justice • Practice informed research & research informed Practice • Through field education students are • Policy Practice • Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations & socialized into the field of professional communities social work • Assess …. • Intervene …. • Evaluate …… Foundation Year is a Generalist Model Process for choosing – assigning Agency • Faculty Placement Committee places students giving • Generalist means consideration to • Micro • Student’s prior experience • Mezzo • Professional interests – future goals and objectives • Macro • Students’ individual needs • Students are placed in a wide variety of agencies • A placement to challenge and expand students prior experience • First year students do not choose their agency • Geographic preference as feasible • Please do not approach agencies independently • Note – we live in a big County – be prepared to drive 45 mins • Field Faculty Committee chooses and matches student to plus agency based on Field Application • Have a reliable car • Any academic / disability accommodations verified by Student • Therefore tells us as much about yourself in your field Disability Services application Time Line continued: Time Line for Field Placement Process • Field Application will be available via your IPT web based • Tuesday Feb. 14 th - Orientation Meeting account today or the next day or two • Field Application is available under “Forms” tab. • Review additional “Placement Planning Materials” available on the web site • Friday February 24 th - Completed Field Application due • Please review IPT Tutorial • Complete your IPT (Internship Placement Tracking) • Face Sheet by TODAY Tuesday February 14 th tutorial / • Turn IPT Face Sheet into SW Office by the end of business today, if you have forgotten to bring to the meeting 2

  3. 2/3/2017 Internship Placement Tracking (IPT) IPT Getting Started IPT Tutorial – Note IPT is separate platform from any • Your account information & password will be sent to you by email – once your IPT account has been set up. We need your SDSU accounts, like Blackboard or Web-Portal accurate, typed IPT Face Sheet hard copy turned in to SW Office • Intern Placement Tracking (IPT) system – is a web- enabled database to handle many functions of the field • IPT website is located at program that used to be done on paper Please bookmark • Please review the tutorial this page for easy reference. • There are three fields required for login: organization ID, user • Upload your photo and complete CSWE Stats name, password. All information entered in these fields is • You should have received your user name – log in upper/lower case sensitive. information - sent to you via email on Monday 15 th Feb. • The Organization ID for anyone using the SDSU IPT system is: sdsu • Field Instructors also log in to the same account • The School of Social Work will supply all students with a unique • DEMO OF IPT IPT log in default user name & password. If you did not receive this • information please contact Maria: Next steps: Referral & Interview Process Anticipate Live Scan / Health Screenings • Expect an email from field faculty, with a referral • Most agencies will also have Live Scan and to set up an interview any time after March 6 th – various other background screenings after March 30th initial offer (offer is contingent on passing • Be prepared for a professional interview these additional steps) • Be mindful of dress, phone & email etiquette • Immunizations, drug screen etc. • Some employers / agencies search Social Media • Some agencies pay for these – many do accounts not • Be as flexible as possible when scheduling the • Be aware that you may have to pay for interview additional screenings • Be ready to email your resume prior to interview Additional Policies: FAQ’s – Evening or Student Must Pass Additional Steps week end hours at internship? • Agency field instructor will notify SDSU if you have been • Internship Schedule of 16 hours a offered the internship week will be during business hours - • Background and health screenings come after • Be aware that your internship is not considered final and week days – Monday to Friday confirmed until you have passed additional screenings • We do not have any agencies with • If you have any criminal background issues • Please disclose on your field application exclusively evening and week end • Disclose when sent to HR or to field instructor after being hours offered the internship • Full disclose recommended – students get in trouble • A handful that may have some when they do not disclose and issues are exposed during Live Scan evening or week end hours 3


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