New job Field Education Coordinator in Nova Scotia

Field Education Coordinator

Company : Dalhousie University
Salary : $60,571 - $81,947 a year
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
Dalhousie University School of Social Work’s (SSW) faculty, students, and alumni share a common objective: to embrace a critical and anti-oppressive approach to social work practice that includes an emphasis on social policy, professional values, theoretical perspectives, and practice methods. The SSW offers both the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degree programs. Reporting to the Director, SSW, and working in conjunction with other Field Education Coordinators, the Field Education Coordinator is responsible for managing the delivery of the BSW and MSW SSW field practicum, both campus-based and on-line through distance delivery across Canada and internationally.
Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement the field placement process to ensure adherence to standards set by the SSW, the Faculty of Health and the Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE).
  • Manage the delivery of field courses, including the identification and development of new agency field placements, local, national, or international, and the matching of students to placements which meet the students’ learning objectives, ensuring affiliation agreements are executed with every placement agency.
  • Regularly liaise with students and field agency instructors to provide advice, consultation and support on learning objectives, placement opportunities, as well as issues that may arise during placements. Work in conjunction with students and the Accessibility Office to ensure appropriate accommodations are made during placements.
  • Organize information meetings and presentations on field placement requirements and processes. Provide guidance and training to agency instructors, including organizing orientation and educational events. Contribute to updating and refreshing the BSW and MSW field work manuals for use by campus and distance students, agency field instructors and faculty.
  • Develop tools for evaluating the field education component; coordinate and review content for the delivery of integrative seminars for all students, making recommendations for changes to the BSW / MSW program committees as appropriate.
  • Maintain information on current trends in the field of Social Work education practices across Canada as well as online learning technologies, particularly how they can be leveraged to support placement opportunities for distance students.
Note Qualifications
Master of Social Work and registration with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (NSCSW) with 5 years’ related experience in social work practice and administration (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Knowledge of the organizational structures, policies and procedures of the social service and health delivery systems and community organizations in Canada is required. The ability to deliver human services at all organizational levels from direct service to senior administration in government, non-government and community-based organizations is essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) is required. Familiarity with online learning management systems and technology that facilitates distance communication and learning (e.g. Brightspace, Skype) would be an asset. Must possess excellent communication skills (oral and written), as well as the ability to handle sensitive issues with confidentiality and tact.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:
  • Self-Awareness & Professionalism
  • Respect & Inclusion
  • Communication
  • Service
  • Relationship Building
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Apply Now