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 behaviors. Faculty Field Liaison will discuss work plan with student and Field Instructor/Supervisor to make sure the internship adequately addresses the 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 behaviors: [(3-5) is satisfactory (S) and (1-2) is unsatisfactory (U)]

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


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Social workers understand the value base of the profession and its ethical standards, as well as relevant laws and regulations that may impact practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Social workers understand frameworks of ethical decision-making and how to apply principles of critical thinking to those frameworks in practice, research, and policy arenas. Social workers recognize personal values and the distinction between personal and professional values. They also understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions influence their professional judgment and behavior. Social workers understand the profession’s history, its mission, and the roles and responsibilities of the profession. Social Workers also understand the role of other professions when engaged in inter-professional teams. Social workers recognize the importance of life-long learning and are committed to continually updating their skills to ensure they are relevant and effective. Social workers also understand emerging forms of technology and the ethical use of technology in social work practice. Social workers:

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1. make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws and regulations, models for ethical decision-making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context;
2. use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations;
3. demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior; appearance; and oral, written, and electronic communication;
4. use technology ethically and appropriately to facilitate practice outcomes;
5. use supervision and consultation to guide professional judgment and behavior; and
6. promote clients’ right to self-determination by assisting them in identifying and clarifying goals.

Social workers understand how diversity and difference characterize and shape the human experience and are critical to the formation of identity. The dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including but not limited to age, class, color, culture, disability and ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, marital status, political ideology, race, religion/spirituality, sex, sexual orientation, and tribal sovereign status. Social workers understand 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. Social workers also understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and recognize the extent to which a culture’s structures and values, including social, economic, political, and cultural exclusions, may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create privilege and power. Social workers:

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1. apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels;
2. present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences;
3. apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies; and
4. Demonstrate competence in working with people from diverse social, economic, political, sexual, and cultural backgrounds.

Social workers understand that every person regardless of position in society has fundamental human rights such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education. Social workers understand the global interconnections of oppression and human rights violations, and are knowledgeable about theories of human need and social justice and strategies to promote social and economic justice and human rights. Social workers understand strategies designed to eliminate oppressive structural barriers to ensure that social goods, rights, and responsibilities are distributed equitably and that civil, political, environmental, economic, social, and cultural human rights are protected. Social workers:

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1. apply their understanding of social, economic, and environmental justice to advocate for human rights at the individual and system levels; and
2. engage in practices that advance social, economic, and environmental justice; and
3. apply NASW Code of Ethics to analysis of public policy.

Social workers understand quantitative and qualitative research methods and their respective roles in advancing a science of social work and in evaluating their practice. Social workers know the principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and culturally informed and ethical approaches to building knowledge. Social workers understand that evidence that informs practice derives from multi-disciplinary sources and multiple ways of knowing. They also understand the processes for translating research findings into effective practice. Social workers:

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1. use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research; and
2. apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findings; and
3. use and translate research evidence to inform and improve practice, policy, and service delivery; and
4. demonstrate knowledge of research methods and literature that provide a foundation for practice.

Social workers understand that human rights and social justice, as well as social welfare and services, are mediated by policy and its implementation at the federal, state, and local levels. Social workers understand 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. Social workers understand their role in policy development and implementation within their practice settings at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and they actively engage in policy practice to effect change within those settings. Social workers recognize and understand the historical, social, cultural, economic, organizational, environmental, and global influences that affect social policy. They are also knowledgeable about policy formulation, analysis, implementation, and evaluation. Social workers:

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1. identify social policy at the local, state, and federal level that impacts well-being, service delivery, and access to social services;
2. assess how social welfare and economic policies shape delivery of and access to social services; and
3. apply critical thinking to analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice.
4. assess policy decision-making at the local level for the influence of cultural structures and values that may oppose, marginalize, or alienate individuals, groups, or communities, or that create or enhance privilege or power.

Social workers understand that engagement is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers value the importance of human relationships. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge to facilitate engagement with clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand strategies to engage diverse clients and constituencies to advance practice effectiveness. Social workers understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions may impact their ability to effectively engage with diverse clients and constituencies. Social workers value principles of relationship-building and inter-professional collaboration to facilitate engagement with clients, constituencies, and other professionals as appropriate. Social workers:

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1. apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies; and
2. use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies; and
3. demonstrate respect and cultural humility when working with clients.

Social workers understand that assessment is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge in the assessment of diverse clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand methods of assessment with diverse clients and constituencies to advance practice effectiveness. Social workers recognize the implications of the larger practice context in the assessment process and value the importance of inter-professional collaboration in this process. Social workers understand how their personal experiences and affective reactions may affect their assessment and decision-making. Social workers:

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1. collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies;
2. apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies;
3. develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies; and
4. select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies; and
5. demonstrate the ability to develop achievable plans, with measurable objectives, in partnership with clients.

Social workers understand that intervention is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers are knowledgeable about evidence-informed interventions to achieve the goals of clients and constituencies, including individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge to effectively intervene with clients and constituencies. Social workers understand methods of identifying, analyzing and implementing evidence-informed interventions to achieve client and constituency goals. Social workers value the importance of inter-professional teamwork and communication in interventions, recognizing that beneficial outcomes may require interdisciplinary, interprofessional, and inter-organizational collaboration. Social workers:

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1. critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies;
2. apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies;
3. use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes;
4. negotiate, mediate, and advocate with and on behalf of diverse clients and constituencies;
5. facilitate effective transitions and endings that advance mutually agreed-on goals; and
6. apply practice models that serve the needs of people marginalized by their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, or ability.

Social workers understand that evaluation is an ongoing component of the dynamic and interactive process of social work practice with, and on behalf of, diverse individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities. Social workers recognize the importance of evaluating processes and outcomes to advance practice, policy, and service delivery effectiveness. Social workers understand theories of human behavior and the social environment, and critically evaluate and apply this knowledge in evaluating outcomes. Social workers understand qualitative and quantitative methods for evaluating outcomes and practice effectiveness. Social workers:

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1. select and use appropriate methods for evaluation of outcomes;
2. apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes;
3. critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomes;
4. apply evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels; and
5. describe interventions and program outcomes in quantitatively and qualitatively measurable terms.

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.