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Field Work Consultant - Child & Family Mental Health - Berkeley Social Welfare (ad updated)

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Berkeley Social Welfare invites applications for a Field Work Consultant position (50-100% over the academic year) with a starting date of January 1, 2018. This is a one-year position with the potential for annual renewal based on the School’s need, budget, and the performance of the successful candidate, and has the potential to become a Continuing Appointment after six years (Search #JPF01462).

Required qualifications as of date of application:
• An MSW degree from an accredited school or university;
• 5 years of experience in child and family mental health;
• a minimum of two years of experience supervising, teaching and/or coaching students or developing professionals; and
• documented experience with diverse populations, bilingual capacity, and/or demonstrated cultural proficiency and related teaching/facilitation skills.

Preferred qualifications:
Demonstrated experience with evidence-informed, emerging or innovative practice models related to supporting mental health during early and/or latency age childhood (i.e. ages 0-12) and/or family mental health.

Primary duties will include identifying, recruiting, training and developing strong field instructors and placements; conducting individualized educational assessments for 30-40, mental health oriented child and family students; facilitating and monitoring the educational placement matches for these students; and monitoring all placements to ensure educational quality. Duties will also include leadership in the first-year field preparation and integration seminar and conducting section meetings for second-year students to discuss field placement experiences.

Administrative duties will include: reviewing, signing and completing all required paperwork in a timely manner, working with other field faculty, academic faculty and community practice leaders to evaluate and improve curriculum, participating in admission reviews of prospective students, and attending weekly meetings of the field faculty, departmental teaching staff, and other committee meetings as assigned.

Additional teaching duties may encompass an additional 25% and include teaching generalist and/or specialty practice methods courses with emphasis on teaching evidence-informed clinical skills and methods related to child development and/or early childhood, latency-age childhood, and/or family mental health, and other related administrative and curricular duties.

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.

The salary range will be prorated from the full-time salary of $70,985 - $76,444 for a 9-month, academic year appointment.

Deadline for submitting applications is November 30, 2017. Candidates should submit the following:
1) A cover letter;
2) a curriculum vitae or resume;
3) a statement of educational and teaching philosophy
4) a diversity statement; and
5) names and contact information for three references.
All materials and information should be submitted electronically. The position will remain open until filled. To apply, go to the following URL:

If reference letters are solicited by the Department, they will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center) to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting any letters.
For information about position or application process, please contact

Berkeley Social Welfare: Improving the Lives of Vulnerable Individuals, Families and Communities

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of educational and teaching philosophy

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 references required (contact information only)