Work Plan/Evaluation for MSW First-year Field Internship SW 652

Directions for completing Work Plan:

This work plan covers spring semester. Field hours should be completed each semester before the last day of final exam period.Student and field supervisor discuss and complete work plan together prior to initial field visit by faculty field liaison. Student's field performance is measured by the demonstration of practice behaviors. Faculty Field Liaison will discuss work plan with student and Field Instructor/Supervisor to make sure the internship adequately addresses the practice behaviors and fully integrated the classroom experience into the internship experience.Field supervisor and student will discuss student progress mid spring semester and the end of spring semester. Form will be discussed and completed by field instructor/supervisor and student prior to conference with field liaison. Field supervisor will recommend grade and discuss with faculty field liaison and students. At end of spring semester supervisor and student will complete the final evaluation prior to final visit by faculty field liaison.Supervisor will make recommendation for final S/U grade. Based on the result of this meeting and the completed evaluation form, the faculty field liaison will assign a grade for the student.Signed evaluation is returned to faculty liaison at end of spring semester.

How to rate the practice behaviors: [(3-5) is satisfactory (S) and (1-2) is unsatisfactory (U)]

5 The intern has excelled in this area as demonstrated by practice behavior.
4 The intern is functioning above expectations in this area as demonstrated by practice behavior.
3 The intern has met the expectations for in this area as demonstrated by practice behavior.
2 The intern has not as yet met the expectations in this area through demonstration of practice behaviors, but gives indication s/he can do so in the near future.
1 The intern has not met the expectations in this area through demonstration of practice behaviors, and does not give indications s/he can do so in the near future.


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Social workers serve as representatives of the profession, its mission, and its core values. They know the profession's history. Social workers commit themselves to the profession's enhancement and to their own professional conduct and growth.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
advocates for client access to the services of social work
practices personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development
attends to professional roles and boundaries
demonstrates professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication
engages in career-long learning
uses supervision and consultation

Social workers have an obligation to conduct themselves ethically and to engage in ethical decision-making. Social workers are knowledgeable about the value base of the profession, its ethical standards, and relevant law.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
recognizes and manages personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide practice
makes ethical decisions by applying standards of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics 2 and, as applicable, of the International Federation of Social Workers/ International Association of Schools of Social Work Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles
tolerates ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts
applies strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions

Social workers are knowledgeable about the principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and reasoned discernment. They use critical thinking augmented by creativity and curiosity. Critical thinking also requires the synthesis and communication of relevant information.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
distinguishes, appraises, and integrates multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge, and practice wisdom
analyzes models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation
demonstrates effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and colleagues

Social workers understand how diversity characterizes and shapes the human experience and is critical to the formation of identity. The dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Social workers appreciate that, as a consequence of difference, a person's life experiences may include oppression, poverty, marginalization, and alienation as well as privilege, power, and acclaim.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
recognizes the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power
gains sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups
recognizes and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences
views themselves as learners and engages those with whom they work as informants

Each person, regardless of position in society, has basic human rights, such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education. Social workers recognize the global interconnections of oppression and are knowledgeable about theories of justice and strategies to promote human and civil rights. Social work incorporates social justice practices in organizations, institutions, and society to ensure that these basic human rights are distributed equitably and without prejudice.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
understands the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination
advocates for human rights and social and economic justice
engages in practices that advance social and economic justice

Social workers use practice experience to inform research, employ evidence-based interventions, evaluate their own practice, and use research findings to improve practice, policy, and social service delivery. Social workers comprehend quantitative and qualitative research and understand scientific and ethical approaches to building knowledge.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
uses practice experience to inform scientific inquiry
uses research evidence to inform practice

Social workers are knowledgeable about human behavior across the life course; the range of social systems in which people live; and the ways social systems promote or deter people in maintaining or achieving health and well-being. Social workers apply theories and knowledge from the liberal arts to understand biological, social, cultural, psychological, and spiritual development.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
utilizes conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation
critiques and apply knowledge to understand person and environment

Social work practitioners understand that policy affects service delivery, and they actively engage in policy practice. Social workers know the history and current structures of social policies and services; the role of policy in service delivery; and the role of practice in policy development.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
analyzes, formulates, and advocates for policies that advance social well-being
collaborates with colleagues and clients for effective policy action

Social workers are informed, resourceful, and proactive in responding to evolving organizational, community, and societal contexts at all levels of practice. Social workers recognize that the context of practice is dynamic, and use knowledge and skill to respond proactively.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
continuously discover, appraise, and attend to changing locales, populations, scientific and technological developments, and emerging societal trends to provide relevant services
Provide leadership in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practices to improve the quality of social services

Professional practice involves the dynamic and interactive processes of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation at multiple levels. Social workers have the knowledge and skills to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Practice knowledge includes identifying, analyzing, and implementing evidence-based interventions designed to achieve client goals; using research and technological advances; evaluating program outcomes and practice effectiveness; developing, analyzing, advocating, and providing leadership for policies and services; and promoting social and economic justice.

  Satisfactory - 5 Satisfactory - 4 Satisfactory - 3 Unsatisfactory - 2 Unsatisfactory - 1
a)Engagement
substantively and affectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities
use empathy and other interpersonal skills
develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes
b)Assessment
collect, organize, and interpret client data
assess client strengths and limitations
develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives
select appropriate intervention strategies
c)Intervention
initiate actions to achieve organizational goals
implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities
help clients resolve problems
negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients
facilitate transitions and endings
d)Evaluation
Social workers critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions

Including strategies to increase performance, student's strengths, limitations, areas identified for additional experience, and any other information you would like to share with us

First year as well as Second year and Advanced standing students are required to complete 336 per semester.