Field Instructor Criteria
Field Instructors must have two years of experience in the Field and ideally have a Bachelors of Social Work. If a Field Instructors does not have a BSW or MSW, The Department of Social Work provides additional Social Work support/supervision to students. Field Instructors must also have the capacity to provide an hour of direct supervision to students per week.
Interested in becoming a Field Instructor?
Fourth Year Placements (September 2023 to April 2024): The Trent Social Work Department is currently recruiting Field Instructors for fourth year placements for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. If you're interested in being a Field Instructor please complete the survey by March 30th, 2023. If you have any questions, please reach out to Travis Peck (Field Education Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Year Placements (January 2024 to April 2024): Recruitment for Field Instructors/Agencies will begin in October 2023. Interested parties are welcome to add their information to the recruitment list by emailing Travis Peck, Field Education Coordinator at email@example.com
Feedback from previous Field Instructors:
- "The process was very organized when I supervised a student last year. Visit from Field placement coordinator was also positive, it helped student conceptualize their hopes for placement."
- "Our agency will continue to accept students for field placement. The longer placement, September until April allow the students to build a deeper rapport with the children they are working with. I believe there is strong support from Trent University."
- "I found the liaison that I worked with to be excellent."
- "It is a pleasure working with Trent BSW program staff. They are incredibly dedicated to supporting students growth and professional development. I look forward to working with students in the future."