Work Plan/Evaluation for MSW Advanced Field Internship SW 654

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 fall semester and the end of fall 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 fall 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 fall 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
Distinguish the social work perspective from the perspectives of other professional approaches
Demonstrate skill in representing the profession and the agency in community change efforts, community events and inter agency meetings
Assess and address own personal biases as they relate to professional practice

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
Support the rights of others to act on perspectives and positions different from one's own
Resolve value conflicts in one's professional practice, consistent with NASW Code of Ethics
Identify and analyze power differentials to ensure that all positions are taken into account

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
Distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge, and practice wisdomm
Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation
Demonstrate effective oral written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and colleagues
Evaluate and integrate evidence from multiple sources to inform practice
Use evidence to anticipate and articulate likely consequences of interventions, projects, and programs developed to respond to client problems

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
Recognize the extent to which a culture's structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power
Gain sufficient self-awareness to eliminate the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups
Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of the difference in shaping life experiences
View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as informants
Effectively engage and manage dimensions of diversity and difference in practice
Apply effective, empowering and culturally appropriate change strategies in one's everyday practice to promote social justice and behavioral and social change
Recognize affective content, underlying messages and themes embedded in client and collegial presentation and behavior

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
Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination
Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice
Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice
Use power and authority ethically to advocate for and with marginalized constituents
Collaborate to create new, modified or improved services, resources and opportunities for marginalized populations
Design agency policies to maximize equal opportunity, access and treatment

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
Use practice experience to inform scientific inquiry
Use research evidence to inform practice
Disseminate research findings that diverse constituents can understand and use
Use research-informed findings to guide practice interventions
Promote use of evidence informed practice within practice setting

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
Utilize conceptual framework to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation
Critique and apply knowledge to understand person and environment
Select and apply an appropriate theoretical framework and model(s) to guide interventions with complex systems
Design interventions related to loss, change, and transition across the life span

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
Analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance social well-being
Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action
Build coalitions and collaborative relationships that impact services
Involve constituents in identifying the strengths and barriers inherent in community or policy change
Conduct asset and needs assessments designed to inform policy development and evaluation

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 practice to improve the quality of social services
Design and implement assessments that identify familial, agency, community and societal needs, resources and trends
Critically assess organizational efforts to incorporate evidence-informed practice and policy
Demonstrate leadership in organizing stakeholders to meet the needs and issues of changing environments

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
Sse empathy and other interpersonal skills
Develop a mutually agreed-on focus of work and desired outcomes
Initiate action with complex client systems
Continue to engage complex client systems throughout all phases of social work intervention
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
Use evidence-informed and culturally sensitive approaches to plan interventions and monitor practice effectiveness
Conduct comprehensive assessment of complex client systems
Administer and interpret standardized assessment and diagnostic tools that are appropriate for use with complex client systems
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
Develop clear, timely and appropriate goals and objectives with complex systems
Use continuous feedback to respond sensitively to changing conditions with complex client systems
Apply financial, organizational, administrative processes to the delivery of services
d)Evaluation
Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions
Articulate any disjuncture that exists between the organization's structure/policy and the client's needs, resources and preferences
Identify and apply outcome indicators which can reliably measure the effects of service delivery variables on desired outcomes
Re-evaluate and adjust goals and objectives with complex client systems

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

All students are required to complete 336 hours per semester