The MSU School of Social Work is dedicated to educating students for ethical, competent, responsive, and innovative social work practice, and to conducting and disseminating high quality research that improves the well-being of the most vulnerable in society. Our teaching, research, and outreach synergistically promote social justice, positive change, and solutions to the problems facing diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.. More than 650 students are enrolled in our CSWE-accredited BASW and MSW programs, and PhD program.
The School supports MSU’s outreach mission through off-campus, distance, and blended instructional programs that utilize technology and innovative teaching strategies. We also provide multiple opportunities for creative interdisciplinary teaching and research, community-based studies, and partnerships with government agencies and neighborhoods.
The School of Social Work seeks candidates for 8-10 positions to serve as a field liaison to work with students within their assigned area. This a project paid position. Students are placed throughout the state of Michigan in relation to our East Lansing, Flint, Oakland, Mid-Michigan, Weekend or Statewide Blended campus sites.
Responsibilities include agency visits, meet with students and field instructors once a semester; on-going contact with students throughout the semester to monitor their progress; organize and facilitate required field-based integrative seminars; keep field coordinator informed of student’s progress in field; complete learning and evaluation too for each student each semester; complete necessary required paperwork.
Additional duties for those assigned to the School’s Statewide Blended campus site may also include attending and participating in the annual summer institute; attend monthly in person course sessions; facilitate problem solving regarding student participation, local facility and technology issues as they arise.
Masters -Socal Work
Must also possess a LMSW; Driver’s license, car and the ability to travel. Excellent interpersonal, group and conflict resolution skills. Experience facilitating small groups. Professional verbal and written communication ability. Knowledge of social work systems, agency culture and the community human service delivery system. Ability to work independently as well as organizational competence with follow-through.
Required Application Materials
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
Hours are variable.
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