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Faculty Fellow - Social Work: Field Practicum Coordinator
DATE:   8/1/2013
JOB TITLE:   Faculty Fellow - Social Work: Field Practicum Coordinator
DEPARTMENT:   Social Work
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs


The Faculty Fellow:  Field Practicum Coordinator is a (10) ten month appointment.  The successful candidate will serve multiple functions for the Social Work Department.


Teaching Responsibilities (60% of the faculty Fellow's time during the academic year):

      - Three courses in the fall semester that draw upon professional experience of the fellow.
      - Three courses in the spring semester that draw upon professional experience of the fellow.
      - Complete 2 field visits per student per semester as required by CSWE.    
      - Complete midterm and final semester Field Practicum Evaluations for all students.
      - Advice assigned undergraduate students during the academic year.
      - Maintain a minimum of six office hours per week during the academic year. 

Program Oversight Responsibilities (30% of Faculty Fellow's time during the academic year and as needed during the summer - Coordinator of Field Practicum):

      - Recruit and assess local and Canadian agencies as potential and actual field practicum sites.
      - Secure all required documentation for qualified field practicum sites such as Department Letter of Understanding, University Liability Insurance, and for Canadian Placements university WSIB Coverage for Workman's Compensation.
      - Establish and maintain cooperative relationships between the Social Work Department and the participating agencies.
      - Maintain current information on agencies that have been approved as field practicum sites.   
      - Consult with agency personnel on matters involving the provision of adequate field practicums, selection and training of field instructors, and maintenance of field instruction standards.
      - Interpret the Social Work Department's philosophy of education and CSWE field instruction standards to the community and community agencies.
      - Plan developmental seminars for field instructors and students.
      - Assign students to specific agencies following the placement procedures.
      - Annually collect analyze and report on specific field practicum related educational outcomes (e.g. Senior Practicum Survey and Field Instructor Survey)
      - Update the Field Practicum Manual annually to reflect changes based on CSWE Policy Changes, Niagara University Policy Changes, or recommendations from the Field Advisory Committee respectfully.
      - Provide ongoing consultation with the program director in all matters pertaining to the field education program.
      - Chair the Field Education Practicum Committee; Chair responsibilities include:
            Recruiting alumni and community leaders to serve on the Committee;
            Holding meetings of the committee at least once per semester;
            Developing agendas and tasks for the Committee as outlined in the Field Practicum Manual. 

Service responsibilities to the department, college, and university.  (10% of the Faculty Fellow's time during the academic year and as needed during the summer.)

      - Participate with full-time faculty in the Social Work Department in general administration and decisions of the department.
      - Participate in recruitment events such as open houses, accepted student receptions, summer orientation,a nd NUSTEP campus visits.
      - Serve as the faculty moderator for the Social Work Student Association.
      - Serve on at least one University Committee.
      - Attend departmental, college and university events as needed.     

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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