Field Instructor Orientation to Field EducationSPRING 2016
Field Instructor Orientation to Field Education SPRING 2016 UCF School of Social Work Field Education Office Field Education Faculty and Staff Jacquie Withers, LCSW Coordinator of Field Education Shelley Hall, MSW Asst. Coordinator of Field Education Shellene Mazany, LCSW Instructor, Field Education Iradly Roche, MSW Instructor, Field Education January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 2 Accreditation Standards in Field Education Set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) 10 Core Competencies and 41 Practice Behaviors 31 Advanced Practice Behaviors (Clinical students only) Accreditation standards incorporated into Field Seminar and Field Education documents Students instructed on use of forms throughout Field Seminar course Agency Field Instructors can find documents online at School of Social Work website, under FIELD tab or can request electronic copies January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 3
Accreditation Standards in Field Education Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Core Competencies (10) 1. Identify with social work profession 2. Apply ethical principals in practice 3. Apply critical thinking in practice 4. Incorporate diversity into practice 5. Advocate for human rights and social justice 6. Engage in informed research 7. Apply knowledge of human behavior in the social environment 8. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being 9. Respond to contexts that shape practice 10.Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 4 Field-At-A-Glance (Handout) 2015 2016 Generalist MSW Clinical MSW
1. Assessing needs and resources 2. Providing resources 3. Obtaining resources (case management) 4. Developing/Improving resources 1. Assessing needs and resources 2. Providing resources 3. Obtaining resources (case management) 4. Developing/Improving resources 1. Clinical practice with individuals 2. Clinical practice with families 3. Clinical practice with groups Entry-level practice Entry-level practice Community-based clinical practice Type of Internship Spring Semester Only
Concurrent with course work Concurrent with course work Total Internship Hours 420 Total Field Hours 400 Total Field Hours 600 Total Field Hours Hours/Semesters in Field (Full Time Students) 28 hours/week during Spring semester Average 14 hours/week Fall and Spring semester (200 hours each semester) Start 2nd week of Class. Average 20 hours/week Fall and Spring semester (300 hours each semester) Hours/Semesters in Field
(Part Time Students) 17 hours/week Spring semester (250 hours) 14 hours/week Summer semester (170 hours) Average 10 hours/week Fall and Spring (150 hours each semester) Average 8 hours/week Summer semester (100 hours) Average 13 hours/week Fall and Spring (200 hours each semester) Average 16 hours/week Summer semester (200 hours) Supervision Required 1 hour/week with BSW or MSW 1 hour/week with MSW 1 hour/week with MSW FT 1.5 hours every other week during Fall and Spring semesters
FT 1.5 hours every other week during Fall and Spring semesters Field Seminar FT 3 hours/week during Spring semester PT 2 hours/week Spring semester and 1 hour/week Summer semester PT 1 hour every other week during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters PT 1 hour every other week during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters Field Seminar Instructor Field Seminar Instructor Field Seminar Instructor Learning Competencies Expectations
Field Paperwork turned in to: January 2016 BSW University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 5 Required Field Hours Full-Time Students: Complete a TOTAL of 420 hours at field placement: Spring Semester: 28 hrs./week = 420 hours Part-Time Students Spring Semester: 17 hrs./week = 250 hours Summer Semester: 14 hrs./week = 170 January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 6 Block Placement in Field
Throughout spring semester, students are required to take the 3-hour Field Seminar course while also completing their field hours Part-time students are in the Field Seminar course spring and summer semester(s) Some students may have additional courses to take during spring semester as well January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 7 Important Dates Spring Semester Begins: January 11, 2016 Spring Semester Ends: April 26, 2016 Exam Week: Thursday, April 28 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Students must be in their field placement through the end of the semester/cannot end early Students may work a few days past the semester
ending date during finals week January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 8 Important Dates Spring Break: March 7-11, 2016 LEAD Day: Monday, February 1 & Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Students who attend are eligible to receive 14 field hours for attending January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 9
Purpose of Field Seminar Class Opportunity for student to process field experience: Develop a sense of self in practice Become familiar with other agencies; community resources Experience and process ethical dilemmas Strive for cultural sensitivity & competence Understand realities of social, political & economical January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 10 Field Seminar Instructor/Liaison Teaches Field Seminar Serves as liaison between the university and the agency
Conducts site visit with agency during semester Maintains phone and e-mail contact with the Field Instructor throughout the field placement Contact person for any problems that arise with students during the course of their internship (please initiate contact early and as often as necessary to assist you with problems) Each Agency Field Instructor will receive an email from their Field Liaison within the first 1-2 weeks of the field placement January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 11 BSW Field Seminar Faculty & Staff
Kim Anderson, LCSW Coleen Cicale, MSW (site visits only) Robin Kohn, LCSW Tiffany Lumpkin, MSW Russ Rossilini, LCSW Larry Smith, LCSW (site visits only) Michelle Vance, MSW January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 12 Agency Roles Field Instructor MSW Degree with 2 years post-MSW social work experience or BSW Degree with 5 years post experience LCSW preferred but not mandatory Attend 16-hour supervisory course Task Supervisor
January 2016 Agency staff member assigned to supervise specific learning tasks given to student May provide ongoing feedback to student regarding performance in field and participate in student evaluation with Agency Field Instructor and student May sign certain field documents University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 13 Role of Agency Field Instructor Critical component of student success Work closely with the UCF Seminar Instructor/Liaison Sign all documents required by the School of Social Work (Learning Contract, Evaluations, Supervisory Log, Record
of Field Hours Specific Tasks: Provide student with a general orientation to field agency Identify and/or design learning assignments for the student Review, modify (as needed) and sign the students Learning Contract January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 14 Role of Agency Field Instructor Provide weekly supervision (minimum of 1 hour per week)
to assist in relating assignments and theory to social work practice Encourage the integration of knowledge, skill sets and professional values into the interns own style of practice Allow opportunities for interns to see in practice the values of our profession and ways to integrate these into their own interactions in the field Process issues associated with the profession of social work (ethical dilemmas, conflicts of interest, etc.) January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 15 Role of Agency Field Instructor
Provide ongoing feedback to student regarding performance in field Communicate with the UCF Field Seminar/Liaison to discuss student progress and/or performance issues Complete evaluation of student performance (see Midterm Evaluation and Semester Evaluation on School of Social Work website) Review evaluation(s) with student Optional: complete request form for a Certificate of Participation (must be submitted to the Coordinator of Field Education within 2 weeks of the end of the semester). January 2016
University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 16 Supervision & Generational Differences January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 17 Supervision & Generational Differences January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 18 UCF Field Program Expectations of Agency Agency orientation for student at start of internship (comparable to orientation provided to a new employee) Tour of facility, introduction to agency personnel, assignment of mailbox, office, etc.
Primary mechanism for ensuring that student understands functions and expectations of agency Allows student to gain basic familiarity with agency setting and practices before specific tasks are assigned Description of the history, philosophy and goals of the agency Profile of clients served, services offered, eligibility requirements and source of referrals January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 19 UCF Field Program Expectations of Agency Agency orientation (cont.) Organizational structure and governing body, staffing pattern, funding sources and interface with other agencies Review of relevant agency procedures, forms & requirements as delineated in agency policy manuals Available agency in-service training and community seminars Other information as related to assigned work area &
specific tasks (i.e., work schedule, record keeping procedures, confidentiality laws, dress requirements, January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 20 Learning Activities for Students in Field Initial assignment of cases and projects should be made within the first three weeks of placement so the student immediately feels involved and productive Learning assignments should be designed according to the goals and objectives for the specified learning level A minimum of 50% of the students field hours should be face-to-face client contact Assignments should include a variety of practice experiences & wide range of meaningful encounters with the social service delivery system January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 21 Evaluation of Student Performance
Evaluation - ongoing activity throughout the field placement Issues with student performance should be swiftly addressed by Agency Field Instructor so resolution can be achieved If resolution is not successful, Agency Field Instructor should inform the Field Liaison and/or Field Coordinator immediately Agency Field Instructor urged to contact Field Office early to support and assist in the process January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 22 Field Documents & Student Assignments Students are given a schedule of assignments & due dates for all assignments at 1st Field Seminar class (first week of the semester) It is the students responsibility to provide documents to the Agency Field Instructor & to allow adequate time for completion (minimum two weeks) Agency Field Instructors are not expected or advised to complete evaluations or other field documents if submitted at last-minute by student
ALL evaluations must be completed by the Agency Field Instructor January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 23 Field Documents & Student Assignments Learning Contract Student must provide Agency Field Instructor a copy of Learning Contract Completed by the student with guidance/input from the Agency Field Instructor and/or Task Supervisor One document for all semesters Should be realistic, specific, achievable with target dates for completion It is unacceptable for a student to present a blank Learning Contract to a Agency Field Instructor and claim: I dont know how to do this! January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 24
Field Documents & Student Assignments O F F I C E O F F I E L D E D U C A TI O N RECORD OF FIELD HOURS Student Name: ________________________________ Semester: _______________________________ UCF Faculty Seminar Instructor/Liaison: _____________________________________________________ Record of Field Hours Field Placement Site: ______________________________________________________________________ Please have your Field Instructor initial your hours weekly. At the end of the internship, this form must be signed by you and your Agency Field Instructor and submitted to your UCF Field Seminar Instructor. Brought to weekly supervision for signature (by Agency Field Instructor or Task Supervisor) Week Dates of the week
Hours Day 1 Mon. Hours Day 2 Tue. Hours Day 3 Wed. Hours Day 4 Thurs. Hours Day 5 Fri. Extra Hours
Earned (Explain) Total Hours Earned During Week Total Hours To Date Agency Field Inst. Initials 1 2 3 4 Will not be accepted by Field Office if all field hours are signed on one occasion Will be checked by the Field Seminar
Instructor/Liaison during class Students are eligible for field hours for LEAD Day only. Other extracurricular activities/events do not qualify for field hours unless requested by agency and is related to field placement January 2016 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Total Hours Student's Signature: Date: ____ _______ Agency Field Instructors Signature:
Date: ____ _______ Task Supervisor's Signature: Date: ____ _______ UCF Field Seminar Instructors Signature: Date: ____ _______ University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 25 Field Documents & Student Assignments OF F I C E OF F I E L D E DU C ATI ON SUPERVISORY LOG The Field Education Program requires that each social work student receive one hour of supervision per week from a qualified MSW during the course of their field placement. This log is to document supervision with the MSW Agency Field Instructor (or BSW Agency Field Instructor for BSW students) for each week of field placement. Please protect client confidentiality no identifying information or names are needed on this log. This form is to be signed and dated on a weekly basis. It should be submitted to your UCF Field Seminar Instructor at the end of the semester. Student Name: ________________________________
Supervisory Log Semester: _______________________________ UCF Faculty Seminar Instructor/Liaison: _____________________________________________________ Field Placement Site: ______________________________________________________________________ Week Date Record of Content Covered Field Instructor Signature 1. Brought to weekly supervision for signature by Agency Field Instructor Log should be completed with specific information about the content of supervision; stating cases discussed is not acceptable 2. 3.
4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Will be checked by Field Seminar Instructor/Liaison during class January 2016 16. Student Signature: Date: Agency Field Instructor Signature: Date:
UCF Field Seminar Instructor Signature: Date: University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 26 Your Student: What You Can Expect Feelings of anxiety and excitement at the same time during initial weeks of internship May cling to you like Velcro at first but do wish to become independent (in most cases!) Have attended a thorough orientation to Field Education (the following are slides that are shown to students): January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 27 Field Information Provided to Students Importance of field placement Presents multiple opportunities to become part of the professional social work community; network
Opportunity to establish professional reputation; leading to professional references and job opportunities Poor performance at your field placement can have negative consequences as a developing professional January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 28 Field Information Provided to Students Professionalism: January 2016 Polite, respectful attitude Punctual; always able to locate if necessary
Positive attitude during supervision Use of appropriate title for supervisor (do not call your supervisor by his/her first name) Appropriate dress (No exposure of mid-section of body, no jeans or shorts, flip flops, etc.) Personal hygiene Strong work ethic View self as agency employee; team player University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 29 Field Information Provided to Students Social Media & Technology Students are prohibited from using Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Twitter or other social media sites while at field placement It is unacceptable to friend request Field Instructor/Task Supervisor Paying bills online or completing other personal tasks while at internship is not permitted January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education
30 Field Information Provided to Students Insurance and liability issues: Under NO circumstances is a student to transport a client in personal vehicle Students are covered by Liability Insurance by the University of Central Florida Students are NOT covered by workers compensation by their agency in the event of an injury on the job January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 31 Field Information Provided to Students The supervisory relationship: Relationship between student and Field Instructor is always professional not personal Do not socialize with Field Instructor outside of field placement unless it is a work event
January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 32 Field Information Provided to Students Attendance January 2016 Establish a regular schedule with agency Field Instructor/Task Supervisor Dont be late to agency; if delayed for a legitimate reason, sick or there is an emergency immediately inform field agency Students who falsify field hours in any form are reported to Office of Student Conduct, receive a failing grade for course and forfeit ALL earned field hours
The Field Office strongly recommends that agencies keep a separate sign-in log for all students to record the hours they are working It is unacceptable to miss hours at your field agency due to University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 33 Field Information Provided to Students Agency time-off/vacation policies Students MUST discuss time off expectations and needs in advance (and obtain approval) with appropriate agency staff Students follow the expectations/calendar of the agency and not the academic calendar Holidays are based on the agencys holiday calendar not the academic calendar Students do not accrue field placement hours during holidays January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 34
Sincere Appreciation From Field Office THANK YOU for your ongoing commitment as a Field Instructor for our students we cannot achieve success without you! January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 35 Field Education Questions? January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education 36 Sincere Appreciation From Field Office January 2016 University of Central Florida - Office of Field Education
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