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26 Apr 2022

Full-Time Staff Associate, Associate Administrator of Field Education

Bridgewater State University – Posted by BridgewaterSU Bridgewater, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

Staff Associate, Associate Administrator of Field Education

Department Summary:

From Bridgewater State University’s inception in 1840 by Horace Mann as one of the first normal schools in America to the current day, BSU has worked to ensure that our students receive an accessible, affordable, and exceptional education. BSU aspires to be the leader in our mission class for closing equity gaps for Black/Cape Verdean, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other students of color. BSU’s institutional values, the work of the Presidents Special task Force on Racial justice, and leadership of the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium underscore the campus commitment to racial equity and other forms of social justice.

Bridgewater State University is an educational community in the Southeast region of MA, close to Cape Cod and Rhode Island. The University and the School of Social Work are actively engaged in racial justice work and organizational reflection to advance a culture and environment that is inclusive of the broadly diverse members of the BSU community and committed to student success.

The School of Social Work offers BSW and MSW degree programs. Our student body numbers about 550 students in both programs. The School has 18 full time faculty, 3 field education staff and two administrative assistants. We serve the Southeast region of MA and beyond with over 280 internship opportunities for our students.

Position Summary:

This is an opportunity to be a member of a collegial field education team within a social work community, committed to equity-minded practice and our justice-informed identity. The associate administrator will report to the Director of Field Education and support them in administrative functions and student serving roles. Position responsibilities include assisting the Director of Field Education in overseeing field education for approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate social work students annually.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Staff Associate, Associate administrator of Field Education shall work under the direct supervision of the Director of Field Education. This is an APA position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00 (Evening and weekend hours may be required) (Saturday and Sundays as days off, ability to work some Saturdays as needed)

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire. Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Position Type: APA Professional

Essential Duties:

The associate administrator will work to support the Director of Field Education and serve a diverse group of students in their MSW and BSW degree programs.

1) Work closely with BSW and/or MSW social work students, as assigned by the Director of Field Education, interviewing students and placing them in internships, providing support to agencies, problem-solving, and assisting in expanding placements opportunities.2) Collaborate and consult with the School of Social Work Chair, the MSW & BSW Program Coordinators, and social work faculty, and staff. Assume duties as assigned, including evening and weekend responsibilities.

3) Collaborate with field supervisors and field faculty to ensure quality experiences in Field Education.

4) Consult with faculty and students regarding field placement concerns and ensure appropriate resolution. Serve on Academic Review Committees as assigned by the Chair, MSW or BSW Coordinator or the Director of Field Education.

5) Promote and maintain strong working relationships with social work field supervisors and the professional social work community.

6) Assist students in meeting their goals and objectives, achieving academic success.

7) Provide independent management of the recruitment, development, and approval of field practicum sites at all levels as assigned by the Director of Social Work Field Education. 8) Oversight for the field component of grants and new academic pathways at the School of Social Work, as directed by the Director of Field Education.9) Develop and implement student orientations and training for field instructors and supervisors to enhance the quality of student supervision and learning experiences. 10) Support and develop strategies to facilitate the integration of field work and classroom content.

11) Monitor utilization and maintenance of the field education program’s data management system.

12) Represent the SSW’s field education program to professional and partner organizations and community13) Contributions to the social work knowledge base via the seminar in field instruction and external presentations.

14) Assist in the recruitment and orientation of MSW students via in person and virtual information sessions. 15) Develop and recruit new field placements.16) Maintain familiarity with best practices in field education to assist with department continuous improvement and greater efficiencies.17) Provide staff supervision, as needed.

Required Qualifications:

• Three years MSW practice experience

• Ability to supervise or manage a team

• Familiarity with database software, technology, and the use of social media

• Practice experience in diverse settings

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students, colleagues and community professionals

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the ability to travel in MA and RI

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience as a field staff member or field supervisor for social work students2. Licensed in MA as an LCSW or LICSW or equivalent in another state3. Knowledge of the social service delivery system in Massachusetts and Rhode Island4. Bilingual in Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole5. Experience with virtual technology and online 6. Experience organizing training & events

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcm.maxient.com%2Freportingform.php%3FBridgewaterStateUniv%26layout_id%3D18&data=04%7C01%7CHRICHARDSGAY%40bridgew.edu%7Cae02968cb954465a33ee08d97c70c24d%7C48ec3bf8d1654eabbbeef8d5307f46e1%7C0%7C0%7C637677645998136535%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=EVfCi7aR57zPQiGhKaSVgRxnTXX5NBrxzf4N1lS3VfQ%3D&reserved=0

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire. Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Salary Range: $65,000-$75,000

Posting Number: S00779P

Open Date: 04/22/2022

Close Date: 5/22/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

a minimum of one (1) employment history entry.

a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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