Information for Community Partners
Placements run from September to April. Students will be placed at the Agency Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a minimum total of approximately 500 hours. Requirement for supervision is two hours per week.
Placements run from January to June. Scheduling is flexible and can be negotiated according to the Agency requirements and Student schedule, for a minimum of 450 hours. Requirement for supervision is one-two hours per week
If you are able to provide a placement opportunity, please make initial contact with Sarah Morrison, Field Education Administrative Assistant or phone 519-433-3491 ext. 4446 for more details.
Learning Goals and Evaluation
Field Instructors are responsible for assisting the Student in achieving the overall goals of the Practicum and the agreed upon learning objectives. The Student, in conjunction with the Field Instructor and assigned Faculty Consultant, will work together to create a learning plan with objectives that reflect the interests of the Student as well as the type of experiences and opportunities possible in your Agency’s context.
Field Instructor Training Workshops
We are pleased to offer a Field Education Training Program for new Field Instructors, experienced Field Instructors, and those community partners interested in becoming Field Instructors. As you know, field education is the cornerstone of any social work program. A large part of the success of the social work program at King's may be attributed to the variety of learning opportunities and the quality of the field instruction provided by people such as you.
Social work field education research shows that specific training for field instructors significantly improves the students' perception of the quality of their practicum education experience and the quality of the relationship with their field instructor. In order to support you in this important role, we have developed this field instruction course to provide you with the latest information, tools, and resources relating to social work supervision.
In addition to preparation as effective Field Instructors, those who complete all ten modules will receive a Certificate in Field Instruction from King's University College School of Social Work. As well, completion of the training will satisfy the Social Work Continuing Competency requirement for College registration.
The training program is organized in modules that follow a sequence of yearly practicum learning tasks similar to those experiences required by students in their field practicum. In this course, modules must be taken in sequence, as content builds on learning from previous modules. The modules are covered over 2 half day workshops as detailed.
Contact the Field Education Administrative Assistant to register today!
Available 24/7 via the OWL system - complete all 10 online Modules at your own pace. Please contact Sarah.Morrison@kings.uwo.ca to register for the online training.
- Current (2017-18) Field Instructors: FREE
- OASW Members: $10
- General Public: $15
Please contact Sarah.Morrison@kings.uwo.ca to register for these sessions.
- Module 1: Mission and Requirements of Field Education
- Module 2: Conducting an Effective Agency Orientation
- Module 3: Incorporating Adult Learning Styles & Theory
- Module 4: Developing the Learning Contract
- Module 5: Providing Effective Supervision
- Module 6: Integrating Theory & Practice
- Module 7: Feedback & Evaluation
- Module 8: Building Cultural Competence in Practice
- Module 9: Ethics in Practice
- Module 10: Working with Challenging Students
Job Postings & Volunteer Opportunties
Please submit postings to the Field Education Administrative Assistant for distribution to our students.