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DE Workshop Wednesday 11 th February 2009. SWK3180 Fieldwork. AASW and Monash requirements. Need to complete two placements within social work program of study. Placement must be continuous 70 days within academic year

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aasw and monash requirements
AASW and Monash requirements
  • Need to complete two placements within social work program of study.
  • Placement must be continuous
  • 70 days within academic year
  • Work according to organisational policies and procedures, eg: 9 – 5 or 8am till 4pm
  • Full time or Part time (minimum 3days/week)
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AASW and Monash requirements
  • Work based placements must be negotiated with co-ordinator separately.
  • Public holidays included in 70 days
  • Sick leave 3 days
  • Social work supervision vs Task supervision
  • Credit for prior fieldwork experience
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AASW and Monash requirements
  • No placement will be observational
  • At least one placement in direct practice
  • Placements must be in two different fields of practice and organisations with different client groups
field education paperwork
Field Education Paperwork

Police Checks

  • National Police Check required annually
  • The current volunteer fee for this service is $14.
  • Download police check application form to receive the student concession rate. http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/police-checks.htmlIt should have Cathy Barnett's signature on it in section 7
field education paperwork6
Field Education Paperwork
  • When you receive NPC:

Download and complete the verification/permission form

  • Bring or post original NPC and verification/permission form to Fieldwork Admin for sighting and signing by Dr. Max Liddell, Marija Dragic or Jennifer McConachy
  • You will be given a copy of the verification form for your record keeping.
  • The NPC will also be retained in your student placement file
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Field Education Paperwork

Working With Children Checks

  • Victorian students working with children must obtain a WWC prior to placement
  • Download WWC form and verification form

http://www.med.monash.edu/current/wwc-check.html

  • WWC ID card and verification forms must be sighted by faculty
  • Interstate students should refer to SW website for details of WWC requirements in their state
issues for consideration
Issues for Consideration

Wherever you live, think about taking a placement based away from where you live

Learning needs

Fields in which you would like to gain experience and skills

Balancing placement with the rest of your life

Work commitments

Travel time

nuts and bolts rural and interstate placements
Nuts and Bolts RURAL AND INTERSTATE PLACEMENTS
  • You need to find a placement
  • Use contacts
  • Community services guide for the Local Government area
  • The Department has a fledgling database
  • If the first person can’t offer a placement, ask if they know who might
  • Get the paperwork in early; ask if you are not sure
nuts and bolts melbourne based placements
Nuts and BoltsMELBOURNE-BASED PLACEMENTS
  • Do NOT contact agencies
  • We (Marija Dragic and Stephanie Vrionis) will compile a list of available placements in Melbourne
  • This list will be put into groups such as:
    • Families
    • Clinical
    • Education
    • Youth
    • Counselling, and more . . . . . . .
  • The list of placements will be uploaded on SW website by April
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Nuts and BoltsMELBOURNE-BASED PLACEMENTS
  • Submit your 3 preferences
    • Consider your interests, where you live, public transport etc..
  • Fieldwork team will then secure placements according to preferences
  • Some will get 1st preference – some won’t
  • We will answer questions and provide lots of detail in at Briefing sessions (March/April)
  • Interview
  • Secure placement (Complete Appendices D&E)
meeting with potential supervisor
Meeting with potential supervisor
  • Read up on organisation ie annual report, websites etc
  • Reflect on why you want to do a placement at chosen agency; what are your learning goals; what skills, values and knowledge do you want to attain through the placement; what skills do you have
  • What are your expectations from supervisor, supervision arrangements, practical arrangements ie desk; phone
  • What are expectations from the university
next workshop
Next workshop

June workshop will cover:

  • What are the required pieces of documentation throughout the placement and why we need them
  • How to write a learning agreement
  • What to expect from supervision
    • Types of supervision
    • Role of supervisor
    • Role of student
additional information
Additional information

You will receive a fieldwork manual – this outlines (almost) everything you need to know

The website has all the forms you need for placement

AASW website has the educational standards and expectations of fieldwork

Contact staff at the Department

Rural and Interstate placements – Jennifer

Melbourne based placements – Marija and Stephanie

good luck enjoy learn and have fun
GOOD LUCK – enjoy, learn and have fun

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