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Practicum Coordinator, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline June 1, 2011

Purpose

The Practicum is considered of paramount importance in the education of MSW students. Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Field Education, the Practicum Coordinator is responsible for providing a wide range of coordination activities to support the Practicum Office at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.  The Practicum Office is seeking a full-time Practicum Coordinator.

Major Duties

Assists the Assistant Dean, Field Education in making recommendations for the Practicum Office; works closely with MSW students, field instructors and faculty/field liaisons to forge productive relationships; maintains strong partnerships with social service and health organizations to ensure quality field education; recommends new field sites; negotiates and prepares contracts with field partners; develops communication tools to help promote the Practicum Program and; proactively does outreach to secure placements; responds to all non-routine and complex inquiries from students and other stakeholders.

Office coordination duties: establishes priorities and coordinates workflow in the office; participates on various departmental committees as assigned; coordinates relevant initiatives; oversees front-line assistance and; enhances and maintains databases.

Qualifications

Education:                        

  • MSW Degree essential for position.
  • Registered, or qualified to be registered, with the OCSWSSW.


Experience:                      

  • Minimum five years' related experience in the human services field.
  • Knowledge of workplace standards and experience gained through roles in administration or management.  Negotiation and dispute resolution skills.
  • Experience as a field instructor or in field education is required.

Other:                               

Familiarity with a wide range of social service and health organizations in the GTA is preferred.  Highly developed computer skills and strong written and oral communication skills.  Police Reference Check processed through Toronto Police Services will be required.  Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.  Strong analytical and problem solving skills; ability to work under pressure; excellent  judgment in establishing priorities. Demonstrated initiative and strong attention to detail.  Excellent interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated tact and diplomacy in dealing with a variety of people including students and field instructors.  Strong team player.

More information about field education at FIFSW, check http://www.socialwork.utoronto.ca/practicum.htm.

Application Process

The deadline for this post was June 1, 2011.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled to take place the week of June 7, 2011. Individuals invited for an interview will be asked to bring names and contact information of three professional references.

We thank all applicants for their interest.  However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.