BSW Field Information & Forms
BSW Field Information
- BSW Field Forms
Below are the field documents referenced throughout the manual; these are Microsoft Word fillable forms for anyone who would like to download and complete them electronically, or they can be printed and completed by hand.
06 Placement Decision - Agency
07 Placement Decision - Student
08 Disclosure Form
09 Student Accident Insurance (brochure)
10 BSW Student Statement of Understanding
11 Field Instructor Checklist
12 Community Visit
13 Agency Orientation Summary Report
14 Learning Contract
15 Weekly Timesheet
16 Integration Reflection Narrative Guidelines
17 Learning Portfolio Guidelines
18 Supervision Agenda
19 Annotated Reading File
20 Annotated Resource File
21 Mid-Semester Report
22 BSW Communication Rating Scale
23 Student Self Assessment - Fall
24 Field Instructor Assessment of Student - Fall & Spring
25 Competency Assessment Paper - Spring
26 Evaluation of Field Education Program - Agency
27 Evaluation of Field Education Program -Student
28 Social Work Roles
29 BSW Field - CSWE Competencies & Practice Behaviors
- BSW Placement Process
Students enrolled in the BSW program are placed by the BSW Field Education Coordinator with an agency for the fieldwork portion of their course work.
**Please note that neither students nor agencies solicit or arrange placements. Placements will not be made outside the following process.
Step 1 Students submit a Field Education Application.
Step 2 Agencies interested in hosting a Social Work student submit to the School of Social Work a brief description of the learning experience the agency can offer the practicum student.
Step 3 Students become familiar with some of the potential placements by reviewing the agency descriptions.
Step 4 The BSW Field Education Coordinator will meet with each student during the spring semester to discuss the student’s interest and learning needs. The BSW Field Education Coordinator will work with the student to identify potential placement options.
Step 5 The student prepares to interview at the agency or agencies mutually identified with the BSW Field Education Coordinator as the preferred placement choice(s). The student is given the name of the agency contact person and is instructed to arrange an interview. The BSW Field Education Coordinator contacts the agency to provide names of the student(s) referred to the agency for an interview.
Step 6 The student is interviewed by the agency. Students are encouraged to bring a resume and to prepare for the interview as they would a job interview, although the focus of this interview is clearly one of securing an appropriate social work learning experience rather than employment. The goal is for both student and agency personnel to determine if there is a fit between student expectations and agency expectations for the practicum placement.
Step 7 The student and agency representative each contact the BSW Field Education Coordinator to discuss his/her decision regarding the potential placement. The student and agency representative submit their respective placement decision form. If the interview does not result in a placement of the student in the agency, then the student will interview at other agencies as referred by the BSW Field Education Coordinator. A confirmation of the placement will be mailed to the student and agency staff. The School of Social Work will contact the agency if additional information is needed (i.e. Field Instructor Application or if UAA does not already have an Affiliation Agreement on file between the agency and the university outlining practicum policies, one will be sent out for signatures).
Step 8 A field orientation will be held in late August for students and agency staff. Program materials will be provided to guide the practicum and the necessary forms for documentation of practicum activities will be included.
Step 9 Students enter placements in late August following a review of practicum expectations during the student-only portion of the field orientation.
- Potential Field Placements
The agencies listed below have hosted one or more UAA School of Social Work field education students. We are very grateful for the participation of these agencies - their involvement is crucial to our students' success!
**Please be aware that agencies, for various reasons, may not always have the ability to take on students. While this list can be a useful source for placement ideas it is not inclusive and other agencies within Alaska may be considered. If you have questions or concerns about placement please contact the BSW Field Education Coordinator.
- Adult Protective Services
- Alaska Brain Injury Network
- Alaska Family Services
- Alaska Military Youth Academy
- Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
- Alzheimer' Resource of Alaska
- Anchorage Community Mental Health Services
- Anchorage School District - Child in Transistion Program
- Anchorage School District - Creating Successful Futures
- Anchorage School District - Migrant Education Program
- Burchell High School
- Covenant House Alaska
- Catholic Social Services - Brother Francis Shelter
- Catholic Social Services - Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services
- Denali Family Services
- Elvi Gray-Jackson, Anchorage Assembly
- FOCUS, Inc.
- Hiland Mountain Correctional Center
- Identity, Inc.
- JBER 673 Medical Group, Mental Health Clinic
- McLaughlin Youth Center
- Montgomery, Inc. (Pam Montgomery, GAL)
- MY House
- North Star Behavioral Health
- Office of Children's Services
- Office of Senator Bill Wielechowski
- Providence Alaska Family Medicine Center
- Red Cross of Alaska
- RurAL CAP, Karluk Manor
- Soldier and Family Assistance Center JBER
- Standing Together Against Rape
- Stone Soup Group
- The Children's Place
- UAA Child Welfare Academy
- WIllow Crest Elementary