Department: College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)
Field Education Coordinator
The Department of Social Work seeks to hire a Field Education Coordinator. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) with benefits. The mission of Mason's Department of Social Work is to prepare future social workers to be effective leaders, scholars, and practitioners who have the necessary tools to promote human well-being by ensuring economic and social justice, as well as human rights for all. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department of Social Work:
The Department of Social Work is one of six academic units in the College of Health and Human Services, soon to transition to a College of Public Health. The Department of Social Work offers BSW and MSW degree programs with an educational and research mission focusing on practice and policy interventions that improve health and well-being and promote economic and social justice, particularly for underserved individuals, families, and communities. The MSW program offers a fully online option, a dual degree program, MSW/MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and plans to offer a dual degree MSW/MPH program in the near future. The College is home to approximately 1,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students who are supported by 120 faculty and staff. Currently, the College offers 5 undergraduate degrees, 12 graduate degrees, and 11 certificates and is located in the new Peterson Family Health Sciences Hall that comprises 165,000 square feet of offices, conference rooms, classrooms, and wet and dry labs. In addition, the College has a Population Health Center complete with an fMRI and DEXA scanners and exercise physiology and gait laboratories that will support its clinical care, research, and training mission. Further information about the Department may be found at: https://socialwork.gmu.edu/
The Field Education Coordinator will provide a variety of educational services for BSW and MSW students and will have operational and management responsibility of placing and managing social work field placements in community agencies for their field practicum. The Field Education Coordinator will recruit, assess, and work with community agencies that provide appropriate practicum opportunities as set forth by our accrediting body, the Council on Social Work Education. In addition, the Field Education Coordinator will assist in training and support of Field Liaisons, Field Instructors, and students.
Database management of student and agency information.
Conduct of student interviews to make appropriate match to field practicum agency.
Recruitment and development of new agencies to host social work Field Education students.
Assist in the field seminar curriculum development.
Assist with student orientation, field faculty, and field instructor training.
Provide support to field faculty (Field Liaisons).
Adhere to all NASW code of ethics.
The Field Education coordinator is expected to participate in departmental activities through committees and may participate in a variety of other professional activities based upon the college and university's needs and the professional's unique skill set.
Attention to detail;
Strengths-based problem solving;
Adherence to all NASW code of ethics, CSWE requirements, University, and departmental polices.
BSW from accredited university and two years of direct social work practice or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
MSW degree from accredited University.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position 02955z at https://jobs.gmu.edu . Please upload (1) a cover letter; (2) resume; and (3) contact information for three references.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 46801
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.