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Director, MSW Field Education

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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Director
Classification Code 31600
FLSA Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Director, MSW Field Education
Position Number 124230
CIP Code
FTE 1.0
Pay Grade 14
Department Social Work - 21750
Expectations for All Employees:

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee’s job performance must support and exhibit the university’s core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary

The Director of Field Education, MSW Program, reports to the Department Chair and is responsible for managing the operation of field education programming in an established MSW program, accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, activities to include recruitment and development of field sites and agency based field instructors, development of policies and procedures where by students are assigned internships, and other functions directly related to the administration of field education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of community services and agencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to build positive relationships with students and practice community.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Ability to work on a team with faculty.
Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from CSWE accredited program; two years post-MSW professional social work practice; eligibility for LMSW licensure in the State of Tennessee.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received

Performs under general supervision. Determines own methods for performing assigned work.

Version Date May 2017

Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty
  • Maintains all aspects of field curriculum and ensures compliance with CSWE accreditation standards.
  • Places students in appropriate field settings as needed.
  • Develops and maintains field curriculum/placements.
  • Ensures appropriate training and qualifications of field faculty (task supervisors and field instructors).
Job Duty Type Essential
Description of Job Duty
  • Serves on departmental committees as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Duty Type Secondary