MSW Field Information & Forms
MSW Field Information
- MSW Field Forms: Appendix A
Below are the field documents referenced throughout the manual and listed in Appendix A; 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.A 12a Learning Contract Foundation
A 12b Learning Contract Concentration
A 13 Field Education Time Sheet
- 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
- Alaska Center for Pediatrics
- Alaska Children's Trust
- Alaska Family Services
- Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
- Alaska Psychiatric Institute
- Anchorage Pioneer Home
- Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
- Anchorage School District Child in Transition Program
- Center for Community Engagement and Learning (UAA)
- Denali Family Services
- Department of Corrections
- Equine Assisted Therapy
- Hospice of Anchorage
- Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska
- McLaughlin Youth Center
- Municipality of Anchorage Senior & Emergency Outreach Services
- 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
- Rider Consulting
- RurALCAP, Safe Harbor
- Southcentral Foundation
- State of Alaska, Court System - Custody Investigator Office
- State of Alaska Health & Social Services
- Trinity Family Counseling
- 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
- Willow Crest Elementary School
- YWCA Alaska
Potential Distance Placements:
- Dillingham, AK:
- Fairbanks, AK:
- Homer, AK:
- Juneau, AK:
- Ketchikan, AK:
- Nome, AK:
- Nanwalek, AK:
- Sitka, AK:
- Valdez, AK: