Salem State University

  • Contract Employee - Social Work - Field Education Specialist, 2018-2019

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    ID
    2018-2087
    Job Category
    Temporary/Contracted Employee
    Department : Name
    School of Social Work
  • General Statement of Duties

    Salem State University School of Social Work seeks an experienced social worker with social work practice experience to work as a dedicated member of the field education team. This part time non-benefitted field specialist will contribute to the field education department by working closely with students to place them in appropriate internships. The contractor will work up to 29 hours per week. 

     

    The specialist will report to the field coordinator and consult and collaborate with field colleagues and key faculty, staff and admissions. The candidate will possess organizational and collaborative problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively under pressure. 

     

    Salem State is a teaching university, committed to student learning and growth. Our student body is diverse and many are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, team work, collaboration, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Interview, place, and support BSW and MSW students from diverse backgrounds during their internship placement process
    • Work with social work students and follow processes to match students to quality field internships
    • Assist with organizing and attending student orientations
    • Provide ongoing, direct oversight of internships
    • Provide information and guidance to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students
    • Communicate and collaborate, as needed, with the associate dean, program coordinators, chair, admissions and other field specialists and faculty around student and internship needs
    • Work creatively with technology to enhance the flow of information to students while they are on and off campus
    • Contribute to the School of social work’s advancement of best practices in field education
    • Work with field colleagues to support and advance data driven measures to shape continuous improvement of the field education department
    • Other support to field education, as required

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in social work from a CSWE accredited institution
    • Minimum of five years of social work practice experience
    • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
    • Proficiency with technology, including Microsoft Office Suite

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    • Please apply online with resume and cover letter
    • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Contract positions are not eligible for H1B Visa sponsorship
    • Pre-Employment Background check will be conducted for all selected applicants

     

    EEO Statement:

    Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

     

     

     

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