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					INTRODUCTION TO FIELD PROGRAMS
FOR PLACEMENTS BEGINNING WITH
THE SUMMER 2009 SEMESTER
FIELD PROGRAM STAFF

            Roberta Hanus
             Sue Loeher
            Katie Mangan
           Jerry Rousseau
          Wendy Volz Daniels
         Barbara Teske-Young
  Jeanne Wagner, Field Program Director
FIELD PROGRAM WEBSITE

    All Field Program forms, policies, and
     procedures can be accessed on the
     Social Work Field Program website @

 http://www.uwm.edu/SSW/NewFieldWork/
 index.htm
INTRODUCTIONS AND DEFINITIONS

    INTRODUCTIONS
        Provide name
        Indicate whether an undergraduate or graduate

        Identify area of Social Work Practice Interest




    DEFINITIONS
        Field Placement
        Field Agency

        Field Instructor

        Field Liaison
FIELD APPLICATION PARTS & FORMS

    Field Application Components:
     Please read and follow all instructions!
        Part I
        Part II
        Background Information Disclosure Form
        Authorization and Release Form
        Exemption Form (optional)
        Cashier’s check or money order for $40.00
            $25 for background check
            $15 for student liability coverage
            $40 (total)
Caregiver Background Check

    All students entering a practicum are required to have a
     Wisconsin “Caregiver Background Check” for:

      Charges of criminal activity.
      Child / elder abuse or neglect.

    Students who resided outside of Wisconsin since their 18th
     birthday will need to complete an “Out-of-State Background
     Check” as part of the application process.

    “Out-of-State Background Check” forms can be obtained from
     Colleen Giaimo / Enderis 1075 / 414-229-6526 / crm2@uwm.edu
OVERVIEW OF PLACEMENT PROCESS


    Access electronic application forms from the SW Field Program
     website under either “BSW Program” or “MSW Program.”

    Please read and follow all instructions.

    All parts & forms must be typed / computer prepared.

    Complete Parts 1 & 2 and all forms of the application.

    Provide an original signature and date on Parts 1 & 2 and all
     forms.
OVERVIEW OF PLACEMENT PROCESS


    Save a copy of Parts 1 & 2 in your computer documents file.
       Part 1 will be either faxed or sent as an e-mail attachment
       to prospective Field Agencies along with an interview request.

    Submit 2 copies of Part 1 and 1 copy of Part 2 and all remaining
     forms along with a cashier’s check or money order for $40 to
     the SW Field Office / Enderis 1075.

    Schedule an interview with selected Field Liaison to review your
     application and discuss placement interests.

    Your interview will be scheduled at a time consistent with the time
     table for the specific agency placement you are requesting.
INTERVIEW WITH FIELD LIAISON


    Field Liaison will review the field application with student.
                   Revisions may be required.

    Discuss any concerns or special placement needs.

    Gather information about possible field placement sites in your identified
     Social Work Practice Area.

    Let the Field Liaison know of any Field Agencies you are interested in.
          Students are not to arrange their own placement.

    Discuss any “hits” on your Background Check.
       Background Check results with a “conviction” will be mailed
       to the Field Agency after a student is accepted for a placement.
OVERVIEW OF PLACEMENT PROCESS

    Part 1 of the application is either faxed or sent
     as an e-mail attachment to prospective field
     agencies along with a request for an interview.

    Student is notified to contact the Field Agency
     to arrange an in-person interview.

    Student schedules an interview with the Field
     Agency. Interview should be scheduled in
     a timely manner.
FIELD AGENCY INTERVIEW


    The interview with a Field Agency is a two-way process.
         The Field Agency interviews the student.
         The student interviews the Field Agency.


    Refer to “Interviewing Tips” on the Field Dept. website.
         Gather information about the Field Agency and the field placement
          from the Field Liaison and the Field Agency website.
         Review the list of questions you may be asked.
         Review the list of questions you may want to ask.
         Know the location of the Field Agency and parking arrangements.
         Bring a copy of Part 1 of your application and a note pad and pen.
         Dress professionally.
         Timeliness counts.
FIELD AGENCY INTERVIEW


     Discuss any “convictions” on your Background Check during the latter
      part of the Field Agency interview if you decide you want a practicum
      with the agency.

     Background Check results with a conviction will be mailed to the agency
      after a student accepts an offer of a field practicum.

     Student completes the interview with the Field Agency with plans
      to follow-up with the Field Agency representative.

     Student contacts all involved Field Liaisons to provide an update on the
      status of each interview with a Field Agency.

     Student follows-up with all involved Field Agency representatives and all
      Field Liaisons when a final placement decision has been made.
PART 1 OF THE FIELD APPLICATION


    Review the “Social Work Practice Areas” section to
     determine your practice area of interest.
     http://www.uwm.edu/SSW/NewFieldWork/index.htm


            Children and Youth
            Behavioral Health (Mental Health & AODA)
            School Social Work
            Medical Social Work
            Criminal Justice
            Gerontology
            Community Outreach / Case Management
            Macro-Practice
PART 1 OF THE FIELD APPLICATION

    Refer to the "Liaison Selection Template" to
     determine which Field Liaison has the agency
     assignments for your practice area of interest and
     geographic location.

    Check the box with the name of this Field Liaison.

    Be specific & inclusive when describing Specific
     Duties / Responsibilities on the section for “Social
     Work and Human Service Employment” on Part I.

    List all professional training, academic courses,
     workshops, in-services… that are relevant to social
     work practice on the last section of Part I.
APPLICATION PROCESS REMINDERS

    Following the acceptance of a field placement, the
     student should not continue to explore additional
     placement possibilities.

    Upon acceptance of a field placement, student is to
     contact all other involved Field Agencies and Field
     Liaisons to inform them of the placement decision
     and to thank them for their involvement.

    Three failed interviews with Field Agencies requires an
     assessment and recommendation from the Field
     Liaison regarding the student’s continuation in the
     Field Education Program.
PRE-PLACEMENT PROCESS

    When you have accepted a placement, contact the
     Field Agency to inquire about any pre-placement
     requirements:

           Field Agency orientation program
           Medical examination and / or TB skin test
           Drug testing
           Field Agency Caregiver Background Check
           Proof of driver’s license and auto insurance
           Confidentiality acknowledgement
           Professional references
FIELD EDUCATION COURSE REGISTRATION


    Please make sure to register on PAWS for the correct Field
     Course number and section.

    Graduate students entering a field placement in the Summer
     2009 semester with in the IV-E Child Welfare Program should
     register for that Field Course under Section 102 listed with
     Susan Loeher as Instructor.

    All other graduate students entering a field placement in the
     Summer 2009 should register under Section 001.

    If you have any questions about registering for your Field Course,
     contact your selected Field Liaison for assistance.
CLINICAL PLACEMENTS

    Clinical Mental Health / Behavioral Health Placements
     are often requested by graduate students.

    Advanced level students (821 / 822) are generally
     given preference for clinical placements.

    The Field Department cannot guarantee a clinical
     placement for all student requests due to the limited
     number of these placements and high competition for
     these placements within the HBSSW and other
     Wisconsin Social Work and Psychology Programs.
REASONS FOR NOT BEING ACCEPTED
      FOR A PLACEMENT

    Students may not be accepted for placement by a
     Field Agency as a result of:

        Failed TB skin test.
        Negative results in a health physical.
        Positive drug test.
        Criminal and / or Caregiver Background problems.
        Competition with other placement applicants.
        Poor presentation during the Field Agency
         interview.
ORIENTATION TO FIELD PROGRAMS


    Students entering a field placement in the Summer
     2009 semester are required to attend one of the
     following two mandatory “Orientation to Field
     Programs”

       Wednesday / May 20th, 2009 / 11AM – 1 PM
                       or
       Thursday / May 21st, 2009 / 4 – 6 PM

    The locations for these presentations will be e-mailed
     to you through your UW-Milwaukee e-mail account.
ON-LINE FIELD AGENCY RESOURCE LISTING


    A listing of Field Agencies is available on the website for the
     Social Work Field Department. To access…

      Click on Agency Placements on the menu.

      Click on Student Field Placement Search.

      Click on County and then Practice Area.

    Field Liaisons will provide information about prospective Field Agencies
     to students during the Field Liaison Interview.

    Please list any agencies you want your Field Liaison to contact for a
     potential placement on Part 2 of your Field Application.
New Field Placement Opportunity in Gerontology


     MSW Field Placement in Gerontology through the Hartford
      Partnership Program for Aging Education / HPPAE
                  For Milwaukee Area Placements

      A specialized field education model designed to train graduate
      social work students to work with older adults in Milwaukee area.

      Field students rotate through multiple field settings gaining
      exposure to different care settings & a broad spectrum of life
      phases.

       Financial stipends are available for this field program.

  For more information, contact Roberta Hanus, Field Liaison
             414-229-6026 / roberta@uwm.edu
New Field Practicum with Stipend

  Graduate Social Work Student Fellowship
        Beginning with the Summer 2009 Semester
   Agape Community Center in Milwaukee
             Minimum 3 semester commitment required.
                  $1,333 stipend per semester.

       Social Work Field Practicum Work involves:
  Promoting home ownership in Thurston Woods
  Engaging neighbors in projects to strengthen neighborhood
   image and community pride
 For more information, contact Jeanne Wagner, Field Program
   Director at 414-229-6501 or jeannew@uwm.edu
SPECIAL SUMMER 2009 FIELD PLACEMENT OPTIONS AND
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES


  Women & Public Policy Internship in Washington, DC / one semester for BSW
  & MSW students. May 26 - July 31, 2009. Special application required.

  Special International Summer Programs – three to six BSW or MSW credits

     Bristol International Credit-Earning Program (BICEP) in England
                               July 2 - 16, 2009.

     Intensive Spanish for Social Work Practice in Costa Rico
                           May 23 - June 13, 2009.

     Upper Austria Summer Course in Social Work or Criminal Justice
                           July 5 - 19, 2009.

  For more information, contact Jeanne Wagner, SW Field Program Director
                    414-229-6501 / jeanne@uwm.edu or
  Go to the SW Field Dept. website and click on “International Education”
Information Sessions on International
Educational Opportunities
                  Tuesday - February 3, 2009
                Enderis Hall - Denemark Lounge

                England………….12:00 - 12:30 PM
                Austria…………...12:30 - 1:00 PM
                Costa Rica………...1:00 - 1:30 PM
  Pizza / soda provided. RSVP by 01-30-2009 to jeannew@uwm.edu

                Wednesday - February 4, 2009
                 Enderis Hall – Room 1080

              Austria……………..4:00 - 4:30 PM
              England……………4:30 - 5:00 PM
              Costa Rica………...5:00 - 5:30 PM
               No pizza / soda for this session
       FIELD PLACEMENTS OFFER MANY
               OPPORTUNITIES

      FIELD PLACEMENT = OPPORTUNITIES

   NEW CHALLENGES.

   PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.

   PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.

   EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES.

   NEW RELATIONSHIPS.

				
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