FIELDWORK PLACEMENT (2015-2016) BRIEFING FOR STUDENTS November 15, 2014 (9:30am to 12:30pm) Briefing Schedule Time Content 9:15am – 9:30am Reception 9:30am – 9:45am Concentration selection of MSW students Dr. Edward Chan 9:45am – 11:00am General Requirements on Fieldwork Placement Mrs. Eltha Wong 11:00am – 11:15am Speaker Break 11:15am – 12:00pm Demonstration of PMS System Company 12:00pm – 12:30pm Matching Criteria and Process Mrs. Eltha Wong 2 The Importance of Fieldwork • An integral part of social work education with the emphasis on “ Learning through doing”; • Student works in a social work agency under the guidance of fieldwork supervisor as to incorporate theoretical knowledge into social work practice; • Student is expected to experience the real work setting, understand agency culture and requirement, to gain the practice wisdom from supervisor and agency staffs ; • An important process to train up a competent and independent social worker. 3 Fieldwork Objectives Students are given opportunities to: • Demonstrate social work principles, values in actions and attitudes; • Practice theories and models and develop skills; • Enhance self-understanding, maximize potentials and own capacity • Develop own style of work within the bounds of professional practice and development 4 FIELDWORK MODULES BSWFT3 (as at Sep 2014): SOWK 4006 Fieldwork Placement I* Summer Block Placement Duration: Jun 1 to Aug 7, 2015 (10 weeks, 40 hours per week, fulfill 400 hours) * Can apply for Overseas / Mainland placement SOWK 4007 Fieldwork Placement II Concurrent Placement (local only) Duration: Sep 22, 2015 to Mar 11, 2016 (25 weeks on every Tues and Weds, fulfill 400 hours) 5 FIELDWORK MODULES MSWFT1 (as at Sep 2014): SOWK 6225 Field Placement I * Summer Block Placement Duration: Jun 1 to Aug 7, 2015 (10 weeks, 45 hours per week, fulfill 450 hours) * Can apply for Overseas/Mainland Fieldwork placement SOWK 6231 Field Placement II Concurrent Placement (local only) Duration: Sep 22, 2015 to Apr 1, 2016 (28 weeks on every Tues and Weds, fulfill 450 hours) 6 FIELDWORK MODULES MSWPT1 (as at Sep 2014): SOWK 6225 Field Placement I # Concurrent Placement (local only) Duration: Sep 22, 2015 to Apr 1, 2016 (28 weeks, 16 hours flexibly in daytime or evenings, fulfill 450 hours) SOWK 6231 Field Placement II *# Concurrent Placement (local only) Duration: Sep 2016 and Apr 2017, exact dates will be announced in 2015 * Can apply for Overseas/Mainland Fieldwork Placement taken in summer block, but needs to apply for deferment of placement to summer # Can apply for Attachment Placement in own employing agency, but only for social service setting agency 7 FIELDWORK MODULES MSWPT2 (as at Sep 2014): SOWK 6231 Field Placement II Concurrent Placement (local only) Duration: Sep 22, 2015 to Apr 1, 2016 (28 weeks, 16 hours flexibly in daytime or evenings, fulfill 450 hours) • Can apply for Overseas/Mainland placement taken in summer block, but needs to apply for deferment of placement to summer 2015 • Can apply for ATTACHMENT PLACEMENT in own employing agency, but only for social service setting agency if not applying in SOWK 6225 8 FIELDWORK MODULES For all part-time students: • Please prepare your own work schedule to match with the placement’s requirement. • You need to free 16 hours per work as to fulfill the placement’s requirement. 9 Overseas/Mainland Fieldwork Placement • Only applies to summer block placement • Since 1998, the SWSA has already sent a total of 300 social work students in various placement settings in different countries and places, such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Singapore, UK, USA, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Sichuan, Taiwan and Japan. • For interested students, please attend the afternoon report back session for details 10 Attachment/On-the-job Placement • Only applies to part-time students, who are now working in social service agency • Students could apply for attachment placement once only • It is strongly recommended that students who undertake attachment placement at the working agency should work in a different unit as to widen the learning opportunities • Students must get approval from agency and submit supporting letters at the time of application 11 Roles and Responsibilities Responsible to Agency/Clients: • “Student social worker” (實習社工) • Comply with agency policy, admin. procedures, office disciplines and proper documentation • Obtain approval before proceeding • Professional image, behaviours, appearance and dress code • Ensure confidentiality, privacy and code of ethics • Active participation and engagement 12 Roles and Responsibilities Responsible to Supervisor/HKU • Agreement on learning goals • Responsible, active and reflective learner • Cooperative and mutual support • Paper submission on time • Well prepare for supervision • Open to share and question 13 Workload A) Direct Services Guideline • • • • Case only : at least 5 Cases + group/project : 2-3 cases + 1 group +1 programme Group only : at least 2 Group, project and programme :1 group + 1 project + 1 programme • Community work project : 1-2 * The above is for reference only * Workload is decided by mutual discussion amongst student, agency and fieldwork supervisor , while final decision rests with the fieldwork supervisor * Each student should be in charge of at least 1 task 14 Workload B) Written Work • Casework : Intake/Transfer/Termination Summary, Case recording (including process recordings) • Group work : Group proposal, Session plan, Session recording, Final Evaluation Report • Project/Programme : Project/Progrmme Proposal, Ongoing Process record, Evaluation report • Self-reflective Logs • Orientation Report, Learning Contract • Mid-placement and final evaluation report * Exact workload and requirement will be decided by the respective fieldwork supervisor subject to student’s learning pace, but must fulfill both HKU and Agency requirements 15 Assessment Criteria (Form A10a) Section One : Professional Requirements (25%) A failed grade in Section One will lead to a failed grade in the fieldwork placement regardless of student’s performance in other assessment areas. Section Two : Organizational Requirements (10%) Section Three : Practice Competence – Integration of Knowledge, Attitude and Skills (55%) Section Four : Written assignment and Use of Supervision (10%) 16 Choices of Placement Setting (Refer to Hand-out– Choices and Specific Interest) • • • • • • • • • Community Development Services (CC/ANSP) Services for the Elderly (CSE/RSE) Family Services (FSC/CISC) Medical Social Services (MSS/MSP) Multicultural Social Work (EMR/MSC) Rehabilitation Services (RSD/RSR/PRS/CRN) School Social Work Services (SSW) Services for Children & Youth (ICYSC/YR/RS) Overseas/Mainland Fieldwork Placements (IFP) 17 Consideration of Choices • • • • • • • Personal interest/passion Personal potential/limitation Learning expectation/opportunities Career plan Location (near to work / home / dorm) Placement setting’s working hours Personal work schedule 18 Submit Placement Choices Before submitting the application, 1. Please read through the information in placement website, http://placement.socialwork.hku.hk 2. For FT Students, please consult Skill Lab Teacher/ Class Teacher about your suitability 3. For PT Students, please consult Programme Director/ Class Teacher/setting coordinators about your suitability 19 District Preferences 1. Central, Western & Southern 2. Eastern & Wanchai 3. Kwun Tong 4. Wong Tai Sin & Kowloon City 5. Kwun Tong & Tseung Kwan O 6. Sham Shui Po 7. Tsim Sha Tsui & Mongkok 8. Shatin & Tai Po 9. North District 10. Tsing Yi, Kwai Chung & Tsuen Wan 11. Tuen Mun, Yuen Long & Tin Shui Wai 20 District Preferences • Please choose 2 districts among the 11 districts as your choice • Please consider the district which is more convenient for you to commit placement from dorm/home/work during the placement time. The placement venue will try to be located within the travelling time of one hour. 21 Submit Preference Choices • Make 3 choices of placement setting • Indicate 2 choices of specific interest for each selected setting Final matching result depends on availability of offers and students’ suitability • through PMS (Placement Management System) on web Once submitted the choices, no amendment will be allowed 22 System Demonstration • Type URL as : http://pms.socialwork.hku.hk • System will be activated on 1 Dec, 2014, please log in on or after this date • Students will receive email notification on how to log in the system 23 Email Notification Sample Dear Students, Welcome to the SWSA Placement Management System, you can visit http://pms.socialwork.hku.hk to complete your application for the coming summer block and/or concurrent placement in 2015/2016. Please use your university number and attached password to enter into the PMS. The PMS will be activated between 00:00 2014/12/01 to 23:59 2014/12/28. Your password to the PMS is: 55Voo3G2 If you have any enquiries about the PMS, please contact Miss Shirley Yip at 3917 4979, email@example.com or Mrs. Eltha Wong at 3917 5549, firstname.lastname@example.org HKU SWSA Placement Management System 24 Submission Dead-line 23:59 December 28, 2014 25 Email Confirmation Sample Dear Students, PMS has received your application: Block Placement: You will not undertake the Block placement this year Concurrent Placement: 1st Choice : Family Services Options 1 : Crisis Intervention and Support Services Options 2 : Integrated Family Service Centre and family related services and projects 2nd Choice : Medical Social Work Services Options 1 : Medical Social Service Unit (general) Options 2 : Medical Special Projects 3rd Choice : Services for Children and Youth Options 1 : Youth at Risk Options 2 : Residential Services Concurrent placement District Preference 1: Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok Concurrent placement District Preference 2: Shatin and Tai Po HKU SWSA Placement Management System 26 Matching process Month Task Dec Collecting students’ placement preferences Mid Jan overseas placement interview Late Jan – Early Feb Sending out summer block placement request letter to respective NGOs/ announcing overseas placement application results End Feb Collecting agencies’ feedback on our summer block request Mar Matching students’ preferences with agencies’ reply Early Apr Announcing matching summer block results to students & Students could amend the concurrent placement choices Mid- April Sending out concurrent placement request letter to respective NGOs End April Summer Block Placement Orientation Session May Collecting agencies’ feedback on our concurrent request Early June Commencement of Summer Block Placement June Matching students’ concurrent preferences with agencies’ reply Late July Announcing matching concurrent results to students Early Sep Concurrent Placement Orientation Session Late Sep Commencement of Concurrent Placement 27 Criteria for Matching Placement • No. of offers from different agencies • Special requirements stated by agencies (e.g. maturity, year of study, program of study, sex and religion, etc.) • Total number of students in competing for the same placement choice (e.g. Medical Social Work, Family Services, academic results will be used as one of the criteria) 28 Criteria for Matching Placement • Suitability of Students (e.g. physically, psychologically and academically) • Recommendation from teachers • If setting preference does not match with district preference, setting preference will over-ride district preference 29 Good Preparation for Fieldwork Placement • Psychologically and Physically well prepared for the workloads of placement • Better to be equipped relevant values, attitudes, knowledge and skills of your preferred placement settings, strongly advise to match with your elective studies; be prepared to do extra study on the subject at your own time • Good time management • Seek advice from teachers and previous students about the survival tips 30 Central Enquiry Contact Person: Mrs. Eltha Wong(Director of Field Instruction) (email@example.com) (3917-5549) (C0516) Miss Shirley Yip (Secretary) (firstname.lastname@example.org) (3917-4979) (C0534) 31 Thanks!