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Job Posted: 06.19.2018   Job Type: Staff  Location:  NYC
School of Social Work
The School of Social Work has part-time openings for Field Education Liaisons. Liaison roles are numerous, complex and based upon the needs of the students, the agency field instructors, the agency or program where the student is placed and the School of Social Work requirements and academic curriculum. The Liaison is a representative of Nyack College, School of Social Work and conducts business guided by the policies and procedures of the Office of Field Education, School of Social Work and Nyack College. Liaisons provide educational, evaluative, supportive, mediation, gate-keeping, administrative and consultative services in this position. Specific liaison services rendered will depend upon the level of experience of the agency or agency field instructor and the needs of a particular student or group of students. Liaisons function as ongoing consultants to the field agency instructors and the field agencies in the selection and planning of first or second year field learning activities that are consistent with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Core Competencies, the School of Social Work curriculum, objectives, policies and the developmental and learning needs of the student.

Duties and responsibilities include:

1. Facilitating Field Instruction Seminar course (14 hours per semester, maximum of 12 students) - meets for 10 sessions.
2. Monitoring of students' progress in field:
• agency visits (minimum 1 each semester)
• Discussing over the phone (minimum of 1 within 1st month of placement)
• Supporting
a. individual meeting with field instructors as needed
b. individual meeting with students as needed
c. mediation of conflicts between students and field instructors
d. facilitation of learning contract activities

3. Collecting Time-sheets, Process Recordings, Supervision Logs, and Field Evaluation via intern tracking database (IPT) throughout academic year (Fall and Spring semesters).

4. Ensuring implementation of college program requirement within agency such as providing supervision meetings, development of learning contracts, and collection of field evaluations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies:
1. Master’s degree in social work from accredited College or University.
2. 5+ years social work practice experience and a minimum of 3 years in one or a combination of the following: field liaising, field instruction, staff supervision, social work education, or training.
3. Understanding of adult learning methodologies and diverse learning styles of students.
4. Positive liaison ratings from year to year.
5. Must complete Nyack College hiring process and criminal background clearance to serve as a Field Faculty Liaison. Liaisons will not receive student assignments until this has been submitted.
6. Prior clinical supervisory and/or management experience in agency-based settings is desirable
7. Knowledge of current CSWE Accreditation Standards.
8. Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate respect for issues of cultural competency and diversity.
9. Strong oral and written communication skills. (Must be comfortable working with email communication).
10. Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
11. Ability to exercise independent professional judgment when appropriate; strong decision-making skills.
12. Ability to meet Field Education Department and School of Social Work internal deadlines.
13. Computer Skills: Proficiency in all programs of the current Microsoft Office suite.
14. Proficiency in or open to learning the School of Social Work’s intern tracking database (IPT) to review and maintain field documents and Nyack College E360 database.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to

Erica Ponteen-Babasola, LMSW,
Field Education Director
Department of Social Work
Nyack College Manhattan Campus
2 Washington Street, Room 2021
NY, NY 10004

via email to erica.ponteen@nyack.edu. Positions available for Fall 2018.

Job Posted: 06.19.2018   Job Type: Faculty  Location:  NYC
School of Social Work
The Social Work Department of Nyack College invites applications for a nine-month tenure track Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 2018.

Nyack is an undergraduate and graduate-level liberal arts college committed to Christian higher education and educating a diverse student body within major urban centers. The New York City campus is located in a brand new facility with overlooking scenic views of Battery Park and the Hudson River.

Our School of Social Work’s mission is to prepare students for competent, just and compassionate service with diverse populations. Building on the academic excellence of our Bachelor’s in Social Work program, we launched the Master of Social Work Program in August 2015. The Council of Social Work Education has accredited the program with an official date of July 9th, 2018. The MSW program features an advanced clinical practice specialization, which emphasizes the skills of assessment and diagnosis, evidence-based interventions and treatment, group dynamics, and effect of social justice issues on the practice of social work.

The successful candidate for this position is required to have an a PhD in Social Work (ABD considered as long as degree is conferred by August 2018), an MSW degree from a CSWE accredited program, and is eligible to become a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York. Additional requirements include three years post-MSW fulltime clinical practice experience, graduate level teaching experience, excellent oral and written communication; and strong organizational skills. Although the position primarily requires teaching clinical graduate courses, we seek a colleague who is a team player, has an interest in teaching across more than one curriculum area, and is willing to teach combined graduate and undergraduate courses. This position involves teaching a 3/4 course load, scholarship, student advisement, serving on academic committee assignments and involvement in community partnerships.

Essential Functions:

• Teach assigned courses preparing students for careers in fields related to social work.
• Articulate and model current best practices in teaching, especially related to first generation college students.
• Advise and mentor students.
• Develop and review curriculum for courses in social work, including online courses.
• Demonstrate excellent oral & written communication skills.
• Contributes to support the on-going growth of the graduate social work program.
• Demonstrate a commitment to Christ-centered liberal Arts education by upholding the mission of the College.
• Develop strong collegial relationships with faculty, staff and students
• Develop collaborative relationships with social service organizations/agencies in the New York City area.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated research and scholarship and publication;
• Communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse group of students and colleagues;
• Experience in accreditation, student academic advising, committee assignments, professional development activities, and developing community partnerships.
• Experience with a diverse and broad range of clinical practice with individuals, families, and groups.
• Capacity to develop professionally appropriate certificate programs for students, such as CASAC certification.

Benefits:
Nyack College offers a full range of traditional benefits for qualifying employees – medical/dental insurance, disability, life insurance, paid vacation and personal time, mission leave, tuition remission, and retirement savings.

Commitment to Diversity:
Nyack College is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Nyack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please submit a letter of application outlining your practice and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a completed Faculty Application to:

Dr. Janet E. Furness, LMSW, Ed.D., ACSW Director of Master of Social Work
Professor of Social Work
Nyack College Manhattan Campus 2 Washington Street
NY, NY 10004

Submissions may also be e-mailed to:
janet.furness@nyack.edu