Field Instructor/Lecturer - Social Work - CWTAP Everett

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Field Instructor/Lecturer - Social Work - CWTAP Everett

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, 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.


Job Summary:
Field Instructor/Lecturer - Social Work - CWTAP Everett

Position is available to fill with a desired start date of Monday, May 3, 2021.

Information about the CWTAP Program

The Child Welfare Training & Advancement Program (CWTAP), is a partnership between Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, and Washington's Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). 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 DCYF child welfare 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.

Eastern's Everett MSW part-time program begins new cohort cycles every two years (prior to 2021, it was every three years). 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.

At this time, we are recruiting to fill one position, eligible to be renewed annually, that will support students in the Everett MSW part-time program.

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.

CWTAP Field Instructors (FI's) work under the supervision of the Director of the Washington IV-E Child Welfare Training & Advancement Program (CWTAP).

See Job Duties section for detailed description of the position's responsibilities.


Required Qualifications:
1. Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from a CSWE accredited school or international equivalent.
2. Minimum of three years professional post-MSW practice experience in public child welfare, preferably with Washington’s DCYF child welfare program (formerly Children’s Administration).
3. Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
4. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with strong attention to detail.
5. Demonstrated experience and history of culturally competent practice with diverse communities.
6. Ability to travel, valid Washington State driver’s license, and reliable transportation. Position requires frequent travel throughout Washington, sometimes requiring overnight stays.
7. Ability to complete and pass a background check.
8. Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.


Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience as an Agency Field Instructor (AFI).
2. Experience as a Faculty Field Instructor (FFI).
3. Experience developing graduate level curriculum.
4. One or more years teaching experience at the graduate level.


Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail


Job Duties:
% of Time: 53
Responsibility / Duty:
Student advising and agency instructor recruitment, 24 credits equivalent release time:

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Recruit DCYF child welfare employees as applicants for MSW programs and perform general recruiting of non-DCYF students for CWTAP.
2. Develop IV-E field placements throughout Region 3 and beyond and recruit the best possible Agency Field Instructors to work with students in field.
3. Maintain a positive presence in, and relationships with DCYF offices within Regions 3 and beyond.
4. Provide qualified supervision for students located in DCYF child welfare offices throughout Region 3 and beyond.
5. Ensure non-employee students serve only Title IV-E eligible clients and document assigned Title IV-E cases according to policy.
6. Provide practicum advising for CWTAP students.
7. Teach practicum seminar to IV-E students. In seminar, FI’s perform a critical role in helping students make conceptual linkages between classroom and practicum experiences.
8. Teach specialized public child welfare course, including regularly revising and updating curriculum.
9. Work with Agency Field Instructors to evaluate and grade student competency-based performance in field and seminar.
10. Participate in trainings offered by EWU Office of Field and adhere to all EWU Office of Field policies and procedures.
11. Work in collaboration with the School of Social Work faculty and staff including off-site personnel (part-time programs).
12. Coordinate and attend quarterly CWTAP Advisory Committee meetings and CWTAP student meetings.
13. Attend all policy and practice-related trainings offered by DCYF’s child welfare program.
14. Participate in other CWTAP specific meetings and events including annual student conference.
15. Prepare students for hire by DCYF’s child welfare program during the last two quarters of their program.
16. Promote recruitment of students for job openings within DCYF nearing and upon graduation from MSW programs.
17. Maintain consistent communication with CWTAP Director, and immediately inform CWTAP Director of any challenges.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes


% of Time: 47
Responsibility / Duty:
Total teaching: 21 credits

Fall 2021 (4 credits)
SOWK 671, 4 cr.

Winter 2022 (10 credits)
SOWK 671, 4 cr.
SOWK 571, 2 cr.
SOWK 596, 4 cr.

Spring 2022 (7 credits)
SOWK 671, 5 cr.
SOWK 571, 2 cr.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes



Conditions of Employment:
The CWTAP contract is renewed annually, with a track record of over 20 years of successful annual renewals.

The preferred start date for this position is 5/3/2021.

Position is based at the DCYF Smokey Point office (near Arlington, WA), and includes in-classroom teaching as part of its position responsibilities. As a result, this position will not be filled with a candidate who seeks an on-line only, remote teaching position.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Salary Information: The salary for this position is expected to be the following for initial appointment:
May 1 - Jun 15, 2021 $12,038.00
Jun 16 - Sep 15, 2021 $20,691.56
Sep 16 - Jun 15, 2022 $62,074.70


Posting Date: 03/31/2021
Open Until Further Notice: No
Closing Date: 4/15/2021
Screening to Begin: 04/16/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/6621

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.






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Posted: 4/1/2021
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