• Field Practicum Coordinator (Part-Time)

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    Employee Group
    : Part-time

    Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies
    Campus: Davis (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
    Reference Number: 18/PT/90
    Hourly Range: $33.67 per hour
    Hours/Week: 24 hours per week
    Application Deadline: November 30, 2018
    Application Details: This is a temporary part-time position that may continue until December 2019 (with the potential of extending to June 2019).


    Reporting to the Director, Clinical and Experiential Learning, the Field Practicum Coordinator is responsible for developing, promoting, coordinating, implementing and maintaining field practicum sites in consultation with the relevant program coordinator. The incumbent supports all Field Liaison and Site Supervisor relationships for the Social Service Worker (SSW) program. The incumbent supports all eligible students obtain a practicum by the start of the relevant term.



    Specific Responsibilities Include:


    • Arranging and coordinating field practicum sites for the SSW program for all semesters; determining and managing lists of students scheduled for placement;
    • Managing field practicum database.
    • Consulting with SSW Program Coordinators regarding practicum scheduling issues and needs; reassessing practicum sites on a routine basis;
    • Determining practicum locations based on students’ needs and availability of placement sites;
    • Providing field personnel with support, regular information and feedback regarding program changes and expectations;
    • Compiling, reviewing and distributing field placement materials to students, field placement sites and faculty, support staff and program coordinators;
    • Conducting field visits as required by students, faculty and agencies;
    • Educating and informing Students, Field Liaisons, Placement Supervisors, Sheridan Faculty and Program Coordinators about the practicum model, policies, procedures and requirements of the College and Placement Site;
    • Consulting and collaborating with Program Coordinators about the partnership models for the practicum; attending faculty meetings;
    • Conducting pre-practicum classroom meetings, presentations/workshops with students and/or Field Liaisons to educate them about the practicum requirements, policies and procedures needed to secure a practicum;
    • Developing, reviewing and revising practicum evaluation tools;
    • Establishing and maintaining administrative policies, procedures and documentation requirements for practicum related issues;
    • Responding to students and field inquiries about practicum requirements;
    • Providing link with program faculty and Professional Advisory Council members to ensure consistency between program curriculum and field practicum;
    • Developing and updating annually the Field Practicum Policy, Procedure Manual, Student Handbook (resource guide) and updating practicum related information;
    • Developing and maintaining community relationships through planning and organizing special events and representing Sheridan at relevant community meetings;
    • Providing field specific information for the annual program report;
    • Performing other duties as assigned.




    The successful candidate must possess an SSW diploma or degree in a related field.  A BSW or MSW are preferred.  The incumbent will have a minimum of two years administrative/ supervisory experience working with a variety of community resources using marketing, and public relations skills and techniques.  Experience working in the Social Service or educational field supporting and guiding students is an asset.  The ability to use mediation and conflict resolution skills is preferred. The incumbent will possess above average organizational and problem-solving skills, be self-motivated, can work independently and possess strong communication, clerical and computer skills.



    Please apply online: https://careers-sheridancollege.icims.com



    Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


    Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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