Liaison Responsibilities

- Communicate field supervisor opportunities in your office utilizing the Field Supervisor Form-

- Direct Field Supervisors to the Training Academy Home Page for all Internship Forms

- Review all inquiries sent by the Training Academy and match to field supervisors according to interests

- Students should be contacted within a week of receiving inquiry:

  • Interview all potential interns (can be done with the supervisor who you have identified)
  • Discuss specific expectations for the students' academic program utilizing the Field Manual and/or Learning Contract
  • Weekly supervision required by school
  • Discuss proposed schedule
  • Method of evaluation
  • Site visits by school/school contact
  • Inform Training Academy of students accepted/denied

- Provide Internship Packet to student once field supervisor has been assigned. Send completed packets once signed (Intern, Field Sup, and Liaison) to the Training Academy by the deadline.

- Communicate program information and changes to the field supervisors as needed

  • Orientation
  • Car Seat Training
  • Fingerprinting /Background checks

Monitor all placements via communications with the field supervisors and students

  • Ensure objectives of learning contract are being achieved
  • Ensure all activities are directly related to social work practice

- Attend Liaison Meetings as announced by the Training Academy

Mediate placement issues with the field supervisor, student and school

Utilize the Training Academy when mediation efforts fail