Thank you for your interest in having your agency become a field placement site.
The primary goal of the field component of the School of Social Work is to provide students with a variety of enriching practicum options that will foster professional growth and development. Because today's practicum students are tomorrow's human service professionals, our emphasis is on matching qualified students with the types of agencies that are committed to providing high-quality experiential opportunities, supervision, encouragement, and guidance.
Following are the procedures on being considered as a placement site:
- Fill out the interest form, which will be used as a reference in the student/agency matching process and as the basis for the student learning agreements. You may submit the form by email (preferred method) to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 702-895-4079, or by mail to the School of Social Work.
- After the interest form has been submitted and reviewed by the field director, the field director will evaluate the placement. If it is a viable training site, an agency visit will be scheduled. During the site visit, the field director will not only ascertain the appropriateness of the agency as a site conducive to social work training but will also determine the level of commitment of potential supervisory staff relative to the demands of field training.
- Upon review of the program, the field director will notify the agency of approval of the program as a placement site or of denial with recommendations for reconsideration. The agency evaluation will be based on selection criteria as outlined in the Field Practicum Manual.
- If an agency is accepted as a field placement, the agency will be sent the Education Affiliation Agreement for signature and the designated field instructor(s) will receive copies of the Field Practicum Manual as well as notifications of mandatory trainings and other information as appropriate to support fulfillment of field instruction duties.