The success of our Field Education program relies heavily on field agencies that dedicate their time, resources and staff to the education of social work students. In order to reward the longstanding commitment of field instructors and facilitate your continued involvement with our Field Education program, we provide several benefits to our field agency partners.
In appreciation of the hard work our field agency partners do in providing excellent learning opportunities for our students, the Faculty of Social Work offers Professional Development (PD) dollars. Each agency that takes a field placement student receives PD dollars that can be used toward almost any workshop offered by the Faculty of Social Work's Professional Development Office.
All field agency personnel who have some connection with current student field placements (i.e. not just the field instructor, but also the agency director, the placement supervisor and anyone else with some role to play in student’s placement) will have electronic resource access to the Laurier Library (as well as borrowing privileges) through a login provided by the Field Education Office.
Field personnel also have the option to sign up for a community borrower card to access hard copy items in the library. There is no charge for a community borrower card.
Field instructors in the Kitchener Waterloo area receive a discounted membership to the Laurier Athletic Complex (25% off) on the Waterloo campus. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested in using the Athletic Complex and you will be provided with a letter of introduction from the faculty.
Field instructors may participate in the Faculty of Social Work Divisional Council meetings and/or one of its standing committees. Depending on the committee, field instructors may also have voting privileges.
The Field Education Office welcomes agencies and instructors to contact us for any information about offering a placement opportunity. If you are interested in providing a placement opportunity to either undergraduate or master's students, submit a request in our online portal Navigator.
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