The College of Social Work and the Ohio State regional campuses offering Social Work programming rely on Contract Field Coordinators to provide instruction for many courses in the undergraduate and MSW programs. Contract Field Coordinators from our communities bring extensive knowledge and expertise to the classroom based on their educational backgrounds and practice experience. Their efforts enrich the curriculum for our students and they provide a perspective that keeps our curriculum anchored in current issues and practices from the field.
The Ohio State University and the College of Social Work recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are the foundations of excellence. Because diversity and social justice are central to the mission of the College of Social Work, we encourage applicants whose backgrounds, experiences, knowledge, and talents contribute to an inclusive and productive culture.
Individuals interested in becoming a Contract Field Coordinator for the College of Social Work or an Ohio State regional campus please apply to this position. Please review the additional job description to understand the specifics of this role depending on which area you will serve; liaison or co-instructor.
We ask that you please upload all documents including your cover letter to the Resume/CV section of this application form.
Field Liaison Expectations:
A minimum of two site visits during the academic year per student; more frequently if needed
Quarterly contact with both the student and the field instructor
Documentation of contact and any issues that arise with student
Sending out an email introduction to students at the beginning of the quarter, as necessary
Communication with the field office regarding any issues with students that need further consultation
Attendance at performance reviews of any liaison student you are assigned to when the issue is field-related
Attendance at field meetings as requested
Field Co-Instructor Expectations:
Bi-weekly in-person supervision with the student (virtual for students placed over 60 miles away). One of these bi-weekly meetings must occur with the agency task instructor as well. Supervision will center on the learning agreement, competencies, and practice behaviors from the social work perspective. On the other weeks, email or phone contact with the student is required.
Guiding the development of the learning agreement with the student and task instructor.
Documentation of the learning agreement, visits, and evaluation in the field database (IPT).
Communication with the Director of Field Education regarding student progress, at least twice each semester.
Problem resolution with student and task instructor, when appropriate, with the Director of Field Education.
Attending an orientation with field coordinators to learn about the process of co-instruction.
Attendance at any meetings regarding student performance (performance review, etc.).
In addition, you will be reimbursed for mileage during your field visits. All mileage must be submitted within 90 days of the first occurrence. Please try to submit this monthly.
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