Supervised experience in a social welfare agency with emphasis on methods and techniques of generalist social work practice. Opportunity to apply theory and develop skills in delivery of social services. Successful completion of the two-course sequence requires a student to fulfill a minimum of 440 hours of field instruction within the same social welfare agency accumulated across the fall and spring semesters. Prerequisites: SOWK 302, 320, 420 and admission to the professional program. Corequisites: SOWK 410, 417.
Introduces advanced-level students to supervision and administration in the human services. Students are introduced to the historical development of supervision in social work. Students will learn to apply knowledge of three primary supervisory functions: administration, education and support of supervisees. Additionally, students will focus on organizational theory as it provides a foundation to models of social work/welfare administration within social welfare delivery systems. Prerequisites: Concentration status. Three hours per week.