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Clinical Social Work Instructor

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Position Details

Position Information

Banner Position Number R10473
Position Title Clinical Social Work Instructor
Classification Title MURC-Other Bus Operations Spec
Department Social Work - RC5361
Location MU - Marshall University
Salary Range $50,000.00

Position Summary Information

Job Description

The primary focus of this position is to provide a spectrum of social work services to student veterans enrolled at Marshall University. The Center will primarily serve veterans and their families as well as other students and their families. In addition, this social workers will also participate in Drug Court, a program administered by the City of Huntington. Specific mental health counseling services will include: individual, couples, and group counseling. This person will also participate in clinical supervision of MSW student and interns.

The Clinical instructors (CIs) will serve in the Marshall University Behavioral Health Center and the academic setting within the Department of Social Work. The Clinical Instructor will the clinical portion of course work for up to 4 Graduate Assistants per semester and supervise students as they assess and provide interventions to clients. Clinical Instructors are required to be independently licensed in West Virginia (LICSW), and will be expected to bill for direct and supervised services delivered by graduate students who are conducting their internships. The CI may also use textbooks or other written materials but relies heavily on the student in the field/clinic setting. The CI is responsible for connecting the classroom material and its real-life application and for accommodating the varied learning styles and paces of clinical students.

Clinical Supervision
The CI often has responsibility for coordinating student rotations (this could be for Cabell Huntington) or site visits (case management) and for helping students understand their duties in different settings. CIs ensure that the clinical lessons tie in with classroom lessons that have already been completed so that students have the necessary knowledge base for their clinic lesson. CIs supervise the students they instruct during clinic and site visits providing guidance as the students work with staff.

Student Evaluation
CIs must conduct formal student performance evaluations, as well as occasionally providing informal feedback. Students rely on their CI for guidance regarding the effectiveness of their actions and decisions and for information about how they can improve.

Policy Adherence
CIs adhere to Marshall University’s specific policies and procedures regarding course instruction, student evaluation and other duties. CIs need to be familiar with these policies, as well as those regarding what students are and are not permitted to do in a clinical setting.

While not all students will look to their CI as a mentor, a CI should expect that some will. The CI may or may not be required to maintain formal office hours. In either case, CIs may provide mentoring and coaching to some of their students outside the formal evaluation and instruction arenas. CIs are also role models for the type of behavior and mindset that is expected of professionals in their area, and they should keep that in mind in all interactions with students and in their presence.
Communication and Coordination
CIs need to regularly communicate with their students, with the program director and often with the corresponding classroom instructor. Communication with students revolves around course objectives and expectations and individual performance. CIs are typically expected to consult the program director in cases of conflict with students or of problems with the program itself or with a clinical site. In some instances CIs will find it helpful to coordinate with other CIs who are teaching in the same subject area or to consult with CIs who have experience in the same academic institution or clinical setting.

Required Qualifications

Must be a licensed clinical social worker with MSW and hold LICSW for West Virginia and have two years of experience in social work.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number MR0171
Open Date 11/15/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled No
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