UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE FIELD OPPORTUNITIES COMBINED
2015-16 THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK – FIELD EDUCATION
the UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
The Polsky Building, 411 Akron, Ohio 44325
Welcome Social Work Students, We hope this document assists you in locating the field placement perfect for your growth and development. You may notice it has a different look. We, the School of Social Work Field Education are constantly working on your behalf to provide you with a user-friendly document which contains accurate and updated information. Timely updating five agency rosters (1-undergraduate; 3 graduate; 1 alphabetical-both undergraduate & graduate) became challenging. The growing importance of the location of field placements was increasingly verbalized as a need for our students. We made a change: one agency roster for both our undergraduate and graduate students comprised of many sections.
Section I:Table of contents – (All Agencies in Alphabetical Order)
(Note: Information located within the parenthesis informs students of the program levels the identified agency is approved as a field placement) pages 4 through 13
Section II:All Agencies in Alphabetical Order- Agency Descriptions & Contact Information pages 14 through 80
Section III:Agencies by County –Table of Contents (Note: Information located within the parenthesis informs students of the program levels the identified agency is approved as a field placement) pages 81 through 92 Section IV:Agencies by Practice Area- Table of Contents (Note: Information located within the parenthesis informs students of the program levels the identified agency is approved as a field placement) pages 93 through 111 As you use this document, please keep us informed if you notice information has changed. You, our student, matter to us. We are aware that securing a field placement, entering your field education can be an overwhelming experience. Our goal is to minimize a sense of being overwhelmed by ensuring you have up to date, accurate information when you are finally able to pick up the phone or write that email. Any changes- please contact Naomi White @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Field Team
Lisa Crites, BA/BASW Wayne Coordinator Becky Thomas, UA Lakewood MSW Coordinator
Naomi White, Coordinator of Field Education, Senior Instructor
Field Placement Requirements- Reminders
Undergraduate – 225 hours per semester- 450 hours total two semesters– 15 hours per week over 15 weeks or 22.5 hours per week over 10 weeks (summer scheduled only)
Graduate – Foundation – 200 hours per semester- 400 hours total two semesters -16 hours per week over 15 weeks
Graduate – Micro/Macro – 250 hours per semester – 500 hours total two semesters- 17 hours per week over 15 weeks Social Work students- you are allowed to identify agencies not identified on this list as long as the following criteria is met:
There is a person at this agency willing to provide you with weekly supervision and develop your skill set who has a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a CSWE*- accredited school. [Council on Social Work Education] if in our undergraduate program or a minimum of master’s degree from a CSWE* - accredited school if in our graduate program.
This same person is required to have graduated from their undergraduate/graduate program at least two years and have been working at this same agency for a minimum of one year.
Note: The above requirements are the same requirements for any field instructor interested in developing undergraduate/graduate social work students. Field Instructors/Task Supervisors – beginning Spring 2014, all field instructors, task supervisors, and your respective agency will be required to have an application and resume on file in the School of Social Work. These applications can be downloaded from the field section of the School of Social Work website: https://www.uakron.edu/socialwork/field-education/instructors.dot
Section I: TABLE OF CONTENTS (ALL AGENCIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
Section II: AGENCIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Section III: AGENCIES BY COUNTY