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Field Work Consultant - Open Pool - Berkeley Social Welfare

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 2nd, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Berkeley Social Welfare invites applications for 2 open pool Field Consultant positions (50% to 100%, over the academic year) with an expected start date of July 1, 2020. These generalist positions are expected to provide flexible coverage as needed across two direct practice specialization areas: children and families and/or adults and older adults. These positions are anticipated to be available for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicants available for full-time or part-time work will be considered.

Required qualifications at the time of application:
• An MSW degree from an accredited school or university, or equivalent as recognized by OSWA or ISWDRES

Additional qualifications at the time of hire:
• A minimum of two years of experience supervising, teaching, mentoring, and/or coaching students or developing professionals is required

Preferred qualifications at the time of hire:
• Prior experience facilitating seminars, group supervision, or professional development workshops
• License in clinical social work
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a variety of practice contexts including child/family and/or adult/older adult settings and micro and macro roles;
• Demonstrated experience with diverse populations, bilingual capacity, and/or strong cultural proficiency and related facilitation skills.

Primary duties will include reviewing and adhering to school policies and practices regarding field education, monitoring the educational placement matches for 45-50 MSW students to ensure student competency development. This will involve early detection of teaching and learning problems, careful assessment, and resolution strategies for agency field instructors and/or students. In addition, duties will include setting and maintaining professional standards for MSW students, leadership of the first-year and second year integrated field seminars, and related coaching, mentorship, and professional development activities. Administrative duties will include: reviewing, signing, and completing all required paperwork in a timely manner, working with other field faculty, senate faculty, and administrative staff, participating in admission reviews, participating in field faculty meetings, and meeting with the Director of Field Education. These positions are not expected to involve academic teaching or committee work beyond admissions reviews.
The School of Social Welfare is committed to creating an inclusive environment, one that is supportive of all individuals, regardless of background, and to nurturing and developing that talent. We are committed to building an excellent and diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and we welcome applicants whose experiences have prepared them to contribute to this commitment.

Salary Range is $70,000 ‐ $80,000 FTE for a full-time, 9‐month, academic year appointment.

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The position is open until filled.
All materials and information should be submitted electronically.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Job location

Berkeley CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)