Lecturer - Social Work Field Instructor

Cheney, WA
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Eastern's School of Social Work sees a Lecturer to fulfill a Field Instructor role in the Cheney/Spokane area. This position is available to start in June 2017, and is funded under the Child Welfare Training & Advancement Program (CWTAP)

CWTAP is a federally funded program, and represents a partnership between Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, and Washington's Children's Administration. CWTAP's goal is to enhance professional practice in child welfare, provide educational assistance to current and/or potential social workers who are committed to a career in public child welfare, and to recruit and retain highly trained, ethnically diverse social workers with advanced degrees.

CWTAP students complete their practicum in a Children's Administration (CA) office, the Washington state agency mandated to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child welfare services to families.

The CWTAP program at the EWU School of Social Work provides educational assistance to current and/or potential social workers who are committed to a career in public child welfare, and are accepted and enrolled in one of the EWU Master of Social Work full or part-time programs. CWTAP Field Instructors (FI) work under the supervision of the Director of the Washington IV-E Child Welfare Training & Advancement Program (CWTAP).

Eastern's full-time program begins new cohort cycles each fall. First year students complete their foundation practicum winter and spring, and second year students complete their advance practicum fall, winter and spring. CWTAP lecturers for the full-time program are budgeted for two successive one-year appointments (2 years) to provide field support to full-time students for both foundation and advanced practicum.

Current needs: We are recruiting to fill one position to support students for two years (summer 2017 through spring 2019). Preferred start date is summer 2017 to allow for training, preparation, and field placement prior to start of fall quarter 2017.

Eastern's part-time programs operate on a three-year cycle for each student cohort; during the last two years of the cohort cycle students are in practicum. As a result, CWTAP Lecturers are budgeted for two successive one-year appointments to provide field support to the current cohort during foundation and advanced practicum, with an additional quarter (3 months) for training and preparation prior to start of practicum (2 years, 3 months total).

The School of Social Work offers diversity and breadth in programs, including full-time BASW and MSW programs, part-time BASW and MSW programs offered at sites throughout Washington State, including advance standing options. The social work programs prepare students for competency-based generalist and advanced generalist social work practice in both rural and urban communities. Eastern Washington University School of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Additionally, the School offers specialized programs through our Center for Aging Studies, Disability Studies, and Addiction Studies Programs.

Screening of applications will begin 5/22/2017. All materials will be held in confidence, and references will not be contacted prior to candidate notification.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The required start date for this position is 06/16/2017. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 06/16/2017.

Required Qualifications:
  1. Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree.
  2. Minimum of three years professional post-MSW practice experience in public child welfare, preferably with Washington State Children's Administration.
  3. Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  4. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with strong attention to detail.
  5. Ability to travel, valid Washington State driver's license, and reliable transportation.
  6. Ability to complete and pass background check.
  7. Demonstrated experience and history of culturally competent practice with diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience as an Agency Field Instructor, educator, or teacher.


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