The agency will:
- provide an overall orientation to agency services.
- provide a training program for skill and knowledge development.
- provide basic supplies for the student's use during the internship
- provide a work area and telephone for student's use.
- provide opportunities for professional growth and development.
- assign a supervisor to provide field instruction for the student
- provide compensation for hours worked.
- provide reimbursement for travel expenses according to County policy.
- provide clerical support for work-related activities.
- provide up to one full day of unpaid leave for senior seminar.
The supervisor/field instructor will:
- work with the student to develop an individualized learning agreement.
- provide assignments and opportunities consistent with the learning agreement.
- provide reading materials to the student to enhance professional development.
- meet regularly with the student to promote professional development.
- provide individual supervision, including a minimum of one hour supervisory conference time each week on a regularly scheduled basis.
- meet with the faculty advisor/liaison as needed to discuss student progress.
- assess the student's performance as required by the school and the agency.
The student will:
- attend a general orientation to agency services.
- attend and actively participate in a training program designed to develop the identified skills and knowledge.
- meet with the supervisor on a regular basis to review casework activities, for guidance and direction, and to set and amend meaningful learning goals and strategies based on individual needs and strengths.
- visit a variety of community agencies as scheduled.
- accompany other staff on home visits and collateral contacts.
- attend staff meetings, unit meetings, peer group meetings, etc. as appropriate.
- read articles and other reading assignments related to child maltreatment and discuss with supervisor.
- work with various casework staff throughout the agency in order to understand the overall operations of the agency.
- work more intensely within one unit in the organization in order to develop skills.
- complete 975 hours of paid internship work, contingent upon performance and agency funding.
- be responsible for a small caseload, as determined by ability, by the end of the internship.