FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Position Numbers 29993 and 29994
The Faculty of Social Work of the University of Manitoba invites applications for two probationary Field Liaison positions for the Inner City/Ft. Garry sites at the rank of Instructor I, beginning on 1 July 2021. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The successful candidates will serve as liaisons between the Faculty of Social Work BSW Program (Winnipeg site) and the Winnipeg social work practice community, assist students in the integration of social work theory and practice, assist placement sites and field instructors to structure and maximize student learning experiences and assist the student in maximizing the learning experience in practice by:
a) Advocating for the quality of the learning experience
b) Ensuring the inclusion of the social work perspective
c) Working in partnership with the field instructor to assist the student in the integration of social work practice skills, values, and ethics
d) Serving as a link between the Faculty of Social Work and each student’s placement site
e) Communicating to the field education coordinator the student’s progress in the field education component
f) As well, successful candidates will be expected to participate in the service activities of the faculty as part of their position
Candidates for the field liaison positions must have a completed Master’s of Social Work degree from an accredited program. Candidates must have field instructor and social work practice experience, possess excellent communication (oral and written) skills, and interpersonal and group facilitation skills with a proven ability to mediate conflict. They must also have demonstrated assessment and problem-solving skills, ability to work independently, have familiarity using technology to conduct virtual site visits, classes, and student meetings, and have a reliable vehicle. Preferred candidates will have agency experience in a broad range of social work practice settings (e.g., direct/clinical, community development, and administrative/policy). Teaching experience is an asset.
These positions are based at the Inner City and Fort Garry sites of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Further information about Winnipeg and Manitoba is available at:
The Faculty of Social Work is one of the largest social work programs in Canada with a proud history of teaching, research, and service spanning over 75 years. The Faculty offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Social Work. Our BSW and MSW programs are fully accredited by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education. We recently launched a ground-breaking MSW program based in Indigenous Knowledges. Our faculty is currently engaged in exciting revisions to Indigenize and decolonize our curriculum. The University of Manitoba is also the home of the NTRC Archives and is the first U15 university to name an Indigenous Vice-President.
Our Faculty is strongly committed to knowledge creation and dissemination in Social Work. We are increasing our profile as a centre of funded research and publication of scholarly work of high academic merit that reaches a broad audience in the academy and beyond. We are currently developing into a world-class faculty dedicated to innovative and effective teaching, including the use of information technology and blended learning approaches. In our service mission, we have longstanding and multiple connections with Indigenous peoples and communities, with diverse cultural communities, and with a wide range of service and professional organizations in Manitoba and beyond. Additional information about the Faculty can be found at: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/social_work/
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Application materials, including any letters of reference provided, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.
Deadline for application submission is April 26, 2021. Applications should refer to the position numbers, and should include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae; and the names and contact information of three referees familiar with the candidate’s work.
Application packages should be submitted electronically to:
Chair, Recruitment & Hiring Committee
c/o Jodi Petch Jodi.Petch@umanitoba.ca
Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Please direct any inquiries about these positions to:
Dean Michael Yellow Bird