Field Work Consultant - Child and Family - Berkeley Social Welfare

Recruitment Period
Open date: January 18th, 2018
Last review date: February 11th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 19th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Berkeley Social Welfare invites applications for two (2) Field Work Consultant positions (75% to 100% academic year) with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. One position is expected to have emphasis in child and family mental health and the other in child welfare. These are year-to-year positions, renewable annually based on the School's need and performance, and have the potential to become a Continuing Appointment after six years. (Search #JPF01621 )

Required qualifications at the time of application:
An MSW degree from an accredited school or university, or equivalent as recognized by OSWA or ISWDRES
A minimum of 5 years of experience in child and family mental health settings and/or in child welfare settings (county and/or non-profit)
A minimum of two years of experience supervising, teaching and/or coaching students or developing professionals is required
Experience with evidence-informed, emerging, or promising practice models
Experience with diverse populations, bilingual capacity, and/or strong cultural proficiency and related teaching/facilitation skills.

Preferred qualifications at the time of hire:
Demonstrated mental health intervention experience with early childhood and latency age childhood (ages 0-12).
A license in clinical social work (LCSW).

Primary duties will include identifying, recruiting, training and developing strong field instructors and placements; conducting individualized educational assessments for 30-40 child and family students; facilitating and monitoring the educational placement matches for these students; and monitoring all placements to ensure educational quality. Duties will also include leadership in the first-year field preparation and integration seminar and/or conducting section meetings for second-year students to discuss field placement experiences. Administrative duties will include: reviewing, signing and completing all required paperwork in a timely manner, working with other field faculty, academic faculty and community practice leaders to evaluate and improve curriculum, participating in admission reviews of prospective students, and attending weekly meetings of the field faculty, departmental teaching staff, and other committee meetings as assigned.

Additional teaching duties may encompass an additional 25% and include teaching generalist and/or specialty practice methods courses with emphasis on teaching evidence-informed clinical skills related to child and family settings and/or other administrative and curricular duties.

The School of Social Welfare is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

Salary Range is $70,985 - $76,444 FTE for a 9-month, academic year appointment.

The position is open until filled. The application link is available at: https://

Candidates should submit the following:

1) A cover letter;
2) Your most recently updated curriculum vitae or resume;
3) a statement of educational philosophy;
4) a diversity statement (addressing past and/or potential
contributions to diversity through research, teaching,
and/or service); and
5) name and contact information for three references.

Candidates may optionally submit additional materials.

All materials and information should be submitted electronically.

For information about position or application process please contact swsearch.committee@berkeley.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location
Berkeley, CA
Requirements Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of educational and teaching philosophy.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Miscellaneous/Additional materials (Optional)

3 references required (contact information only)

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