MSW Field Information & Forms
MSW Field Information
- MSW Field Forms: Appendix A
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- MSW Placement Process
Step I The student submits a Field Education Application to the MSW Field Education Coordinator.
Step 2 The student becomes familiar with potential placements in their community. Some agencies that have hosted students in the past are profiled on the School of Social Work Field Education website, which can be a source of ideas.
Step 3 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 students.
Step 4 The MSW Field Education Coordinator meets with the student in person or telephonically during the spring semester to discuss the student’s interest and learning needs. The 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 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 Field Education Coordinator contacts the agency to provide names of the student(s) referred to the agency for an interview.
Step 6 The student schedules an interview at the agency. It is to the student’s advantage to schedule the interview as soon as possible. Students are encouraged to take a resume and to prepare for the interview as they would a job interview, although the focus of this interview is 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 Students interview at the placement site. Students take the agency placement referral/decision form and give it to the interviewer to return to the School of Social Work.
Step 8 The student and agency interviewer submit their respective decision form to the MSW Field Education Coordinator. Either is welcome to contact the Coordinator to discuss their decision. If all parties concur (agency interviewer, student, and MSW Field Education Coordinator) that this is the best match, the Coordinator will confirm the placement.
Step 9 If the interview does not result in a placement of the student at the agency, then the student will interview at other agencies as referred by the MSW Field Education Coordinator.
Step 10 A field orientation will be held in late August for students and agency staff. Program materials will be provided and the necessary forms for documentation of practicum activities will be included.
Step 11 Students enter placements in late August or early September following review of practicum expectations in the practicum seminar.
- 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 MSW Field Education Coordinator.
Potential Anchorage & Mat-Su Area Placements:
- AK Child & Family
- Akeela Treatment Services
- Alaska Addicition Rehabilitation / Nugen's Ranch
- Alaska Center for Pediatrics
- Alaska Children's Trust
- Alaska Family Services, Palmer
- Alaska Job Corps Center, Palmer
- Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
- Alaska Native Health Board
- Alaska Psychiatric Institute
- All Alaska Pediatric Partnership - Help Me Grow
- Alzheimer's Resources of Alaska
- American Cancer Society
- Anchorage Pioneer Home
- Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
- Anchorage School District Child in Transition Program
- Catholic Social Services - Refugee Assistance
- Center for Community Engagement and Learning (UAA)
- Compassionate Directions (CoDi), Palmer
- Cook Inlet Tribal Council - Child & Family Resource
- Covenant House Alaska
- Denali Family Services
- Department of Corrections
- Equine Assisted Therapy
- Food Bank of Alaska
- Hope Community Resources, Inc.
- Hospice of Anchorage
- JBER Medical Center
- Knik Tribe, Palmer
- MatSu Health Services, Wasilla
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska
- McLaughlin Youth Center
- Municipality of Anchorage Senior & Emergency Outreach Services
- Municpality of Anchorage - Libraries
- NorthStar Behavioral Health Services
- Office of Children's Services
- Playful Journeys, Inc.
- Program for Infants and Children, Inc.
- Providence Alaska 5 North (Oncology Support)
- Providence Alaska, Adult Mental Health
- Providence Alaska, Children's Hospital
- Providence Alaska, Discovery Unit
- Providence Alaska, ER
- Providence Alaska, Family Medicine Center
- Providence Alaska, Hospice
- Providence Alaska, Senior Care
- Rasmuson Foundation
- RurALCAP, Safe Harbor
- Southcentral Foundation
- State of Alaska, Court System - Custody Investigator Office
- State of Alaska Health & Social Services
- Summit/Northstar Residential Treatment, Palmer
- Trinity Family Counseling
- Valley Oaks Residential Treatment Ctr, Wasilla
- VA Healthcare System, Domiciliary
- VA Healthcare System, HUD-VASH
- VA Healthcare System, OEF/OIF/OND Prog
- VA Healthcare System, Long Term Care
- VA Healthcare System, Social and Behavioral Health
- Volunteers of America
- Willow Crest Elementary School
- YWCA Alaska
Potential Distance Placements:
- Dillingham, AK:
- Fairbanks, AK:
- Alaska Court System - Custody Investigator's Ofc
- Fairbanks Correctional Center
- Fairbanks Native Association, Behavioral Health
- Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
- Family Centered Services of Alaska
- LEAP-Alternatives to Violence
- Office of Children's Services
- Resource Center for Parents & Children, Family Preservation Program
- Tanana Chief's Conference
- Turning Point Counseling Services
- University of Alaska Fairbanks, Counseling Center
- Bassett US Army Medical Command
- Homer, AK:
- Juneau, AK:
- Kenai, AK:
- Kenaitze Indian Tribe
- Ketchikan, AK:
- Kodiak, AK:
- Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak
- Nanwalek, AK:
- Nome, AK:
- Bering Sea Women's Group
- Norton Sound Health Corporation
- Sitka, AK:
- Valdez, AK: