MSW Field Education Information and Forms

PREPARING TO ENTER FIELD EDUCATION:  PROCESSES & FORMS

Field Application Process, Schedule, and Forms

Agency Roster - Listing of Field Education Opportunities 

Welcome social work students to an extensive listing of potential field placements available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

In order to take full advantage of this updated, comprehensive roster, you are encouraged to take a moment and review the format of this document.  

In response to student feedback, we have inserted links to assist you with your search, added a county section, and consolidated four agency rosters into one.

User-friendliness and relevance are our priority for this document. Your feedback is essential. Please let us know if we met our mark to:  fieldsocialwork@uakron.edu

Section I:     Table of Contents - All Agencies in Alphabetical Order 
Section II:    Agency Descriptions - All Agencies in Alphabetical Order
Section III:  All Agencies by County
Section IV:   Table of Contents - All Agencies by Practice Area

Please Note:  Students interested in a Veteran's Affairs Field Placement
Only Concentration Students (Second Year or Advanced Standing Students) will be considered. Students interested in a Veterans Affairs (VA) Field Placement for Fall 2015 should review the Annual Schedule, read and become familiar with the Social Work Service Graduate Student Program Overview, and complete the Application for Field Experience.   Additional instructions will occur during Spring 2015 semester.
Application Accepted:  Dates to be posted in Spring 2015 Applications Closed for Fall 2014
Submit Applications to: Professor Becky Thomas bthomas@uakron.edu

Field Supports

  • Background Checks/Fingerprinting
    Increasingly, agencies/organizations are requesting background checks: A BCI (state) and/or FBI (national) criminal record checks. On-campus fingerprinting and background checks are available-The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police  under $60. for both BCI & FBI.

  • Immunizations/Tuberculin Skin testing
    Health Services provide General Primary Health Care including:
    Evaluation & Treatment of uncomplicated illness & injury;
    Immunizations/Tuberculin skin testing; Academically required physical examinations; and
    Referral assistance for health concerns beyond the scope of this department.

  • Professional Liability Insurance
    Social Work students can purchase Professional Liability Insurance through the University for $20.00 per academic year.  Hand deliver, Inter-office mail, or place in the mailbox of the Field Coordinator Naomi White  a check made out to The University of Akron.  Upon receipt  and processing of your check, social work students will receive both an electronic version and a hard copy of a Certificate of Liability Insurance (Each claim- 1,000,000. & Aggregate - 3,000,000.).  Beginning Spring 2014, the School of Social Work will encourage all students to purchase liability insurance. 

  • Social Work Trainee License
    Applying for a Social Worker Trainee License?* - free trainee license available for each academic year while active in your field placement.* 
    Upon completion of application, contact 
    Naomi White, your field coordinator regarding your application for trainee license in order  for her to send an email to the CSWMFT Board verifying your educational and placement status with the School of Social Work. 
    *A BCI (state) & FBI (national) criminal records check will be required to obtain your Trainee License - cost  ~$60. for both. 
    On-campus fingerprinting and background checks available-
    The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police 

Interview Preparation

Field Education Manual/Field Syllabi

YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN YOUR FIELD PLACEMENT/PRACTICUMFORMS

Student Integrative Learning Contract Forms

Student Field Evaluation Forms

Documentation of Field Time

MSW Licensure Exam Prep Information

Available Immediately  - Social Work Licensing Preparation Materials – a $275 value only $25. for current social work students and alumni- Contact Social Work Office- Janice Cuddy

  • Five Comprehensive Study Volumes – covers all major content on the exam as well as test- taking skills & advanced strategies
  • TestMASTER – 15 full length online practice exams – 4 month access once activated
  • Three Audio CD’s – reduce testing anxiety
  •  Expert Phone Consultation – one on one assistance via a toll free number
  •  Pass Guarantee

Licensed Social Worker Instructions

Licensure Exam- CSWMFT Board Website

Professional Credentials & Exam Types

Licensure Exam Changes

Required Criminal Background Check - a BCI (state) and/or FBI (national) criminal record checks are available on UA campus -fingerprinting and background checks available-The University of Akron Police Department/Campus Police  under $60. for both BCI & FBI.

Other Field Evaluation Forms
Please complete these web-based forms at the end of each semester. No hard copies required.

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