Director of BSW Field Education, Philadelphia Campus

Posted by West Chester University on August 28, 2017

Undergraduate Social Work Department (SUA 3)

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of Director of Field Education for the Bachelor of Social Work Program, Philadelphia Campus. Founded in 1871, West Chester is a public, regional, comprehensive university and one of the fourteen campuses of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

The BSW is a fully-accredited program with a commitment to training beginning-level, generalist social work practitioners and preparing students for graduate education. Students in the Philadelphia program have the unique opportunity to receive an exceptional education at an affordable rate in a part-time, evening program that began in the spring of 2014.

The Director of BSW Field Education, Philadelphia Campus is responsible for all aspects of the Field Education program for the WCU-Philadelphia BSW Program, including identifying, developing and evaluating field education opportunities in collaboration with the current BSW and MSW Field Directors; monitoring and evaluating field education sites; matching students with field practicums; developing and conducting field orientations; educating field instructors and field practicum agencies on the mission and goals of the BSW program as well as the core competencies as established by CSWE; meeting regularly with the field liaisons; encouraging and facilitating on-going communication between the students, field instructors, field liaisons and the program; developing and implementing policies and procedures related to the field program; supporting the implementation of a new database to track BSW and MSW students in field.

Required qualifications: an MSW from a CSWE-accredited institution; a minimum of five years of direct practice experience; experience as a field instructor/supervisor for BSW and/or MSW students; experience that demonstrates strong interpersonal, detail and person-oriented, administrative, organization and problem-solving/mediation skills; experience that demonstrates abilities with technology; knowledge of social service agencies in tri-state area (PA, NJ, DE); willingness to travel, work nights and weekends; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

Preferred qualifications: supervisory experience; social work licensure (LSW or LCSW); experience as a field liaison; experience teaching in a BSW or MSW program and/or in a higher education setting; completion of a Seminar In Field Instruction course; experience in event planning and collaboration/coordination with other systems; experience with outcome assessment.

Starting salary is $51,990 annually. Excellent benefits package including tuition fee waiver for self and dependents. Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.

Apply by on-line application at Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume attachments (required). References with contact information will be required prior to interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in September, 2017. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background and consumer reporting checks.

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