Volunteer Experiences

Social Work Practice I and III Field Experience Form

Field Agencies List

 

Social Work 340: Social Work Practice I

Social Work 440: Social Work Practice III

 

Students are expected to have the following educational outcomes:

  1. experience acquaintance and contact with clients;
  2. learn about one segment of the service delivery system in greater detail;
  3. provide a service to the region and to clients (directly or indirectly), and experience the process of giving/helping;
  4. gain greater knowledge of the ethical and practical constraints that affect social service delivery agencies and the persons who work there;
  5. gain a greater appreciation for the knowledge of the strengths, needs, and characteristics of vulnerable individuals / groups / organizations / communities who are clients.

 

The student is responsible for:

  1. selecting an agency for his/her field experience;
  2. requesting the privilege of working there and having the agency representative sign an agreement to supervise him/her;
  3. complying with the agency's policies, procedures, and standards;
  4. returning the original copy of the agreement to supervise the student to the instructor;
  5. working the minimum amount of time (36 hours);
  6. clarifying for the recipient agency the requisites of the student, i.e., at least 50 percent of the field experience time will be spent in client contact, and that a log of experiences will be kept;
  7. keeping a log of field experience dates, times, activities, thoughts, and learning, and turning that in to the instructor at the designated time;
  8. completing the field experience in a timely fashion, i.e., at the rate of about three hours weekly over the semester.

 

The agency is responsible for:

  1. supervising the student during field experience;
  2. reporting any problems that may arise, to the instructor,
  3. reporting how the student performed in his/her work at the end of the field experience (or near the end of the semester, depending on which occurs first)
  4. completion of evaluation of student's performance

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