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Field Work Consultant and Lecturer - Adult & Older Adult Specialist - Berkeley Social Welfare
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Sep. 4, 2019
Title Field Work Consultant and Lecturer - Adult & Older Adult Specialist - Berkeley Social Welfare
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline 9/30/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Social Work

Field Work Consultant and Lecturer – Adult & Older Adult Specialist – Berkeley Social Welfare
Job #JPF02301
School of Social Welfare – Sch of Social Welfare

Open date: August 29th, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Seeking Applicant for Field Consultant – Adult and Older Adult Specialist

Berkeley Social Welfare invites applications for 1 Field Work Consultant position (75% to 100%, over the academic year) with an expected start date of January 1, 2020. The position is expected to have emphasis in serving MSW students who wish to learn practice with adults, older adults, and their families in aging, healthcare, and/or integrated behavioral healthcare settings. This is a year‐ to‐year position, renewable annually based on the School’s need and performance, and has the potential to become a Continuing Appointment after six years.

Required qualifications at the time of application:

  • A Master’s in Social Work degree from an accredited school or university, or equivalent as recognized by OSWA or ISWDRES

Additional qualification required at the time of hire:

  • Candidates wishing to teach Masters‐level social work practice courses are required to have 2 years of post‐Master’s experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with adults, older adults, and their families in aging, health care, and/or integrated behavioral health care settings
  • A minimum of two years of experience supervising, teaching and/or coaching students or developing professionals

Preferred qualifications at the time of hire:

  • Demonstrated experience with evidence‐informed, emerging, or promising practice models
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse populations, bilingual capacity, and/or strong cultural proficiency and related teaching/facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of practice contexts including child/family and adult/older adult settings and micro and macro roles
  • Prior experience as a faculty field liaison or administrator of field education
  • Prior teaching experience in an MSW program
  • License in clinical social work

Primary duties will include identifying, recruiting, training and developing strong field instructors and placements; conducting individualized educational assessments for 30-35 adult/older adult-focused students; facilitating and monitoring the educational placement matches for these students; and monitoring all placements to ensure educational quality. Duties will also include leadership in the first-year field preparation and integration seminar and/or conducting section meetings for second-year students to discuss field placement experiences. Administrative duties will include: reviewing, signing and completing all required paperwork in a timely manner, working with other field faculty, academic faculty and community practice leaders to evaluate and improve curriculum, participating in admission reviews of prospective students, and attending regular meetings of the field faculty, departmental teaching staff, and other committee meetings as assigned. In all aspects of the position, the successful candidate is expected to attend to diversity, equity, and inclusion concerns.
Additional teaching duties may encompass up to 25% per semester, and include teaching generalist and/or specialty practice methods courses with emphasis on teaching evidence‐informed clinical skills and/or other administrative and curricular duties.
The School of Social Welfare is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

Salary Range is $70,000 ‐ $80,000 FTE for a 9‐month, academic year appointment.

To apply, go to the following URL: and fill out the application and submit the required application materials.
For information about position or application process, please contact
This position is open until filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see:

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