Founded in 1920, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church. IWU is the largest school in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) with over 3,200 traditional students on the main Marion, Indiana campus and another 12,200 adult learners at regional sites throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, and online.
Within the state of Indiana, IWU has become the fastest-growing university and the largest private university in total enrollment. IWU is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the Best in the Midwest master’s universities, is listed among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and is recognized as a certified “Best Christian Workplace”.
LOCATION: Star Building, SoLA, CAPS
REPORTS TO: Director, Department of Behavioral & Social Services,
School of Liberal Arts
CLASSIFICATION: Coordinator, Administrator
Under the direction of the Department of Behavioral & Social Services’ Director, the Coordinator of Practicums and Field Experiences, will serve as the primary administrator responsible for managing the clinical practicums and field experiences for all clinically related programs. The Coordinator will work with students and the Department to provide coordination of clinical experiences with agency sites to insure congruent clinical experience placements and procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Serve as the chief liaison between the School of Liberal Arts (SoLA) and agencies to insure positive and appropriate clinical experiences for students in these programs.
2. Work collaboratively with the Director to insure that clinical experience requirements align to the various state licensure/certification rule requirements.
3. Work collaboratively with the Director to create handbooks for students, site supervisors, and program faculty that address policies and procedures associated with required clinical experiences.
4. Provide training and development for site supervisors and program faculty responsible for managing clinical experiences and for insuring that policies and procedures are followed with high fidelity.
5. Provide training to students on fulfilling all clinical experience requirements associated with their specific program.
6. Work with the Director and related staff to insure that each student is fully aware of his/her state licensure/certification requirements.
7. Develop appropriate record keeping processes to insure that all clinical experiences are well documented and satisfy reporting requirements for state, national, and accreditation reporting requirements.
8. Provide technical assistance on licensure rules and state regulatory requirements to SoLA students, faculty, and administrators as it pertains to the completion of successful clinical experiences that are a required component of approved programs.
9. Conduct research (as directed) of state licensure and regulatory and/or program accreditation requirements associated with clinical experiences.
10. Provide technical assistance (as directed) to site supervisors who are seeking information pertaining to clinical experience requirements associated with all SoLA programs.
11. Provide coordination with the supervising agencies to insure that clinical experience placements are handled in a consistent and uniform fashion within the respective program.
12. Attend appropriate state and/or national meetings/conferences (as directed) to maintain a high degree of understanding with respect to cogent licensure rules and clinical experience requirements in Indiana and surrounding states.
13. The Coordinator may also be required to teach as part of these responsibilities depending on the load of administrative duties.
14. All requests as assigned by the Director and/or the SoLA Associate Dean.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: repetitive motions, light lifting, manual dexterity
VISUAL DEMANDS: requires a high degree of visual acuity, reading of technical assistance documents
ENVIRONMENT: office environment, ability to work with online information technologies
• Master’s degree in social work from a CSWE-accredited program.
• Two years of post-baccalaureate or post-master’s social work degree practice experience.
• Professional credentialing required at the highest state licensure/certification level in a field related to programs offered within this Department.
1. Preference to candidates with previous management experience and/or
education-related work experience.
2. Strong oral and written communication skills.
3. Attention to detail and capable of managing budgets
4. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills for relating effectively with faculty and staff.
5. Have the ability to conceptualize and write draft policies, submission documents,
and other written materials.
6. Possess strong organizational leadership skills.
7. Demonstrated, active affiliation with state and/or national professional organizations related to one of the fields of study represented by programs offered in this Department.
According to Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.
Reports to the Director, Department of Behavioral & Social Services, School of Liberal Arts
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this form of administrative load release. This position description should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at anytime.