Other Academic Vacancy 802-018-13

Other Academic (Vacancy Number: 802-018-13)
Posted: December 9, 2013.

Faculty of Social Work
Position start date: January 13, 2014
Closing date for applications: January 6, 2014
Position number: N/A
Rank: Instructor 1
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Information

Field Liaison (Portage Cohort)

Instructor I – Part-time (approx. 6 hours per week, term position)

The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Social Work is seeking applications for one part-time, term position, Instructor I position to beginning January, 2014. Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please forward resumes to Joan Churley, University of Manitoba , Faculty of Social Work, Distance Delivery, 521 Tier Bldg., Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 or email : Joan.Churley@umanitoba.ca

The Faculty of Social Work is currently accepting applications for the position of Faculty Field Liaison for the Distance Delivery Portage Cohort program. The Distance Delivery program offers a Bachelor of Social Work to students across Manitoba and Canada. The Faculty Field Liaison acts as an intermediary between the Faculty of Social Work, students, and the community-based field agencies, to ensure that the Course Objectives for Field Instruction, specifically the integration of theory and practice, are being met in accordance with the Faculty’s expectations and the Canadian Association of Social Work Education Standards for Accreditation.

Responsibilities include:

• Meet with the Field Coordinator on a regular basis to update/discuss/plan securing Practicum sites in the Portage area or students entering field in Sept 2014
• Act as support and liaison between the agencies, the students and the Faculty of Social work to secure placement sites
• Work with approximately 20 cohort students and 20 Field instructors in the portage area
• Work collaboratively with the agency-based Field instructors to facilitate integration of knowledge and practice ( develop and offer field instructor course to the field instructors that have been approved and secured)
• Help students prepare resumes and schedule interviews for the students at various sites.
• Inform Field coordinator of sites that have been secured so affiliation agreements can be drawn up and student can be placed in site.
• Be available to students and instructors regarding their field roles and responsibilities
• Be available to and provide support for the students and field instructors in order to strengthen field learning opportunities and to prevent placement breakdown
• Good Ongoing communication with the Distance Delivery Social Work Program team
• The Field Liaison should have a solid working knowledge of using Educational Technology for teaching and learning, particularly AdobeConnect for webconferencing, Desire2Learn (D2L), and other technologies that will enhance contact with students and instructors
• Provide orientation and training to all Field Instructors and students, using Adobe Connect (webconferencing), including Orientation, learning contract, midterm, and final evaluations
• Provide 6 orientation sessions using AdobeConnect and in person, orienting new students to the Distance Delivery Social Work Program to field practicums
• Read student’s monthly journals and provide feedback
• Review monthly tasks and documented hours of Distance Delivery students and provide feedback
• Make site visits to practicum sites
• Expected to attend regular meetings regarding curriculum changes and course standardization, Field Liaisons, Field Advisory Committee, Distance Delivery Advisory Committee

Requirements include:
• Master of Social Work degree required and a minimum of two years direct practice experience.
• Solid working knowledge of and capacity to utilize Educational Technology for teaching and learning including AdobeConnect, Desire2Learn, Skype, video-conferencing, and other information technologies.
• Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
• Possession of a valid Manitoba Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process

Questions? Contact the Academic advertising coordinator, Kathy Niziol at (204) 474-7195.