1 Bloomsburg University and Competency Field Evaluation BSW EVALUATION OF THE COMPETENCIES AND PRACTICE BEHAVIORS Student : Field Instructor : Task Supervisor (if appropriate) : _ Agency : University Faculty Liaison : Course : (SWK 497 and 498) Field Work in Social Work NOTE: This form is available electronically at the Social Work program website https://www.bloomu.edu/social-work-field Directions: Please use this evaluation to assess the student on the ten competencies and 45 practice behaviors. At the midterm, the student should also use this form for a self-assessment. Submit both the self-assessment and field instructor s assessment to the faculty liaison. At the end of the semester, the field instructor only completes the assessment. For each practice behavior, please complete the scale provided. For each competency, please provide a narrative description as indicated.
2 Answer Code for Evaluation Items Basic Professional Proficiency & Ethical Conduct NA. Not applicable or not enough information to form a judgment. 1. Far Below Expectations - needs much improvement, a concern. 2. Below Expectations needs some improvement to meet standards. 3. Acceptable meets standards at average level for interns. 4. Above expectations performs above average level for interns. I. Basic Work Requirements Arrives on time. Uses time effectively. Informs supervisor and makes arrangements for absences. Reliable, completes requested or assigned tasks on time. Completes required total number of hours or days on site. Is responsive to norms about clothing, language, etc. on site. Comments: II. Ethical Awareness and Conduct Knowledge of general ethical guidelines Knowledge of ethical guidelines of internship placement Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to ethical issues Personal behavior is consistent with ethical guidelines Consults with others about ethical issues if necessary Comments:
3 BSW FIELD EVALUATION INSTRUMENT EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES The BSW program includes three broad goals. The first goal is educational in nature and includes 10 competencies that are integrated throughout the curriculum. These competencies have been formed on the basis of the Council on Social Work Education s Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) of Each course in the major highlights those competencies that more closely relate to the course purpose. These competencies are used as educational building blocks in a sequence of social work courses designed to prepare the entry-level professional social worker for practice. Accompanying these competencies are practice behaviors that we expect students to achieve. Consider the activities, skills or indices that will describe and support the evaluation of the professional competencies. The competencies are the desired learning results. We are interested to what extent the student has accomplished them, how they accomplished them, and what future development you would recommend. Concrete examples are useful. This is a generic, generalist instrument that will be used for all student placement evaluations. This is true whether you are evaluating students for work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and/or communities. In fact, the best placements offer elements of each. Rating Scale for Evaluation of Field Placement Performance Instructions: The standards by which an intern is to be compared is that of a beginning-level social worker. The 10 competencies specified in this evaluation form are those established by our national accrediting organization (Council on Social Work Education). Under each competency statement are several practice behaviors that we ask you rate according to the following scale. Please circle the number/response that best represents your assessment of the student's performance in the competency area specified. You are encouraged to write comments to expand upon any competency statement as this feedback is especially helpful in grade determination. Ranking Expectation N/A=No Opportunity Agency setting does not provide opportunities for student to achieve this competency 1=No Demonstration The intern has not met the expectations in this area, and does not 2= Attempted Demonstration 3= Satisfactory Demonstration 4= Highly Proficient Demonstration 5= Sophisticated Demonstration demonstrate the skills or knowledge needed to do so in the future The intern has not met the expectations in this area and requires constant supervision and direction to complete tasks. Performance suggests inconsistent integration of skills and knowledge in this area. The intern has met the expectations in this area and completes assigned tasks and activities suggesting that they are gaining knowledge and experience. The intern demonstrates the ability to consistently complete tasks and activities with minimal supervision and their initiative and commitment to learn is more than satisfactory. The intern demonstrates excellent performance in this area and consistently exceeds expectations. Please note: It is the faculty liaison who has the responsibility of determining the final grade for Field Practicum (Pass/Fail). The faculty liaison's grade of the student will be based on: The field instructor's evaluation and other submitted materials such as journals Contributions to the Field Seminar class discussions Participation in other meetings and contacts The faculty liaison's overall evaluation of the student's performance in field IMPORTANT: This form should be typed and the same form saved and used for both the midterm and final evaluations. After completing this form, all parties should keep copies with the faculty liaison providing a signed copy for the student file.
4 Competency 1- Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly. Social workers serve as representatives of the profession, its mission, and its core values. They know the profession s history. Social workers commit themselves to the profession s enhancement and to their own professional conduct and growth. Advocate for client access to the services of social work Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional development Attend to professional roles and boundaries Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and communication Engage in career-long learning Use supervision and consultation Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
5 Competency 2- Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice. Social workers have an obligation to conduct themselves ethically and to engage in ethical decision-making. Social workers are knowledgeable about the value base of the profession, its ethical standards, and relevant law. Recognize and manage personal values in a way that allows professional values to guide practice Make ethical decisions by applying standards of the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and, as applicable, of the International Federation of Social Workers/International Association of Schools of Social Work Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles Tolerate ambiguity in resolving ethical conflicts Apply strategies of ethical reasoning to arrive at principled decisions Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
6 Competency 3- Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. Social workers are knowledgeable about the principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and reasoned discernment. They use critical thinking augmented by creativity and curiosity. Critical thinking also requires the synthesis and communication of relevant information. Distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including researchbased knowledge, and practice wisdom Analyze models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation Demonstrate effective oral and written communication in working with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and colleagues Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
7 Competency 4- Engage diversity and difference in practice. Social workers understand how diversity characterizes and shapes the human experience and is critical to the formation of identity. The dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. Social workers appreciate that, as a consequence of difference, a person s life experiences may include oppression, poverty, marginalization, and alienation as well as privilege, power, and acclaim. Recognize the extent to which a culture s structures and values may oppress, marginalize, alienate, or create or enhance privilege and power Gain sufficient self-awareness to minimize the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse groups Recognize and communicate their understanding of the importance of difference in shaping life experiences View themselves as learners and engage those with whom they work as informants Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
8 Competency 5- Advance human rights and social and economic justice. Each person, regardless of position in society, has basic human rights, such as freedom, safety, privacy, an adequate standard of living, health care, and education. Social workers recognize the global interconnections of oppression and are knowledgeable about theories of justice and strategies to promote human and civil rights. Social work incorporates social justice practices in organizations, institutions, and society to ensure that these basic human rights are distributed equitably and without prejudice. Understand the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination Advocate for human rights and social and economic justice Engage in practices that advance social and economic justice Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
9 Competency 6- Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research. Social workers use practice experience to inform research, employ evidence-based interventions, evaluate their own practice, and use research findings to improve practice, policy, and social service delivery. Social workers comprehend quantitative and qualitative research and understand scientific and ethical approaches to building knowledge. Use practice experience to inform scientific inquiry Use research evidence to inform practice Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
10 Competency 7- Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment. Social workers are knowledgeable about human behavior across the life course; the range of social systems in which people live; and the ways social systems promote or deter people in maintaining or achieving health and well-being. Social workers apply theories and knowledge from the liberal arts to understand biological, social, cultural, psychological, and spiritual development. Utilize conceptual frameworks to guide the processes of assessment, intervention, and evaluation Critique and apply knowledge to understand person and environment Demonstrate knowledge about human behavior across the life course Demonstrate knowledge of the range of social systems in which people live and their impact on achieving health and wellbeing Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
11 Competency 8- Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic justice and well-being and to deliver effective social work services. Social work practitioners understand that policy affects service delivery, and they actively engage in policy practice. Social workers know the history and current structures of social policies and services; the role of policy in service delivery; and the role of practice in policy development. Analyze, formulate, and advocate for policies that advance social well-being Collaborate with colleagues and clients for effective policy action Understand how the policy affects service delivery Demonstrate knowledge of history and current structures of social policies and services Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
12 Competency 9- Respond to contexts that shape practice. Social workers are informed, resourceful, and proactive in responding to evolving organizational, community, and societal contexts at all levels of practice. Social workers recognize that the context of practice is dynamic, and use knowledge and skill to respond proactively. Continuously discover, appraise, and attend to changing locales, populations, scientific and technological developments, and emerging societal trends to provide relevant services Provide leadership in promoting sustainable changes in service delivery and practice to improve the quality of social services Overall Ranking Comments: Comments:
13 Competency 10 (a-d)- Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Professional practice involves the dynamic and interactive processes of engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation at multiple levels. Social workers have the knowledge and skills to practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. Practice knowledge includes identifying, analyzing, and implementing evidence-based interventions designed to achieve client goals; using research and technological advances; evaluating program outcomes and practice effectiveness; developing, analyzing, advocating, and providing leadership for policies and services; and promoting social and economic justice. Competency (a)- Engagement; Competency (b)- Assessment; Competency (c)- Intervention; Competency (d)- Evaluation Substantively and affectively prepare for action with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities Use empathy and other interpersonal skills Develop a mutually agreedon focus of work and desired outcomes Collect, organize, and interpret client data Assess client strengths and limitations Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives Select appropriate intervention strategies Initiate actions to achieve organizational goals Implement prevention interventions that enhance client capacities Help clients resolve problems Negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients Facilitate transitions and endings Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate interventions Overall Ranking
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15 Summary Comments: Signature of Field Instructor: Date: I agree with the evaluation I do not agree with the evaluation My field instructor and faculty liaison have discussed this evaluation with me, and I have received a copy. Student's Signature: Date: Faculty Liaison Signature: Date:_
16 AS PART OF THE FINAL EVALUATION: Please check one of the following: Summary Comments: This student has excelled in field placement by performing above expectations for interns. If an appropriate position for a beginning level social worker were open at this agency, this intern would be considered among the top candidates for this position. This student has met the expectations of the field placement. The student is ready for beginning level social work practice. This student is not yet ready for beginning level social work practice, and has demonstrated serious problems in performance as documented in this evaluation. Signature of Field Instructor: Date: I agree with the evaluation I do not agree with the evaluation My field instructor and faculty liaison have discussed this evaluation with me, and I have received a copy. Student's Signature: Date: Faculty Liaison Signature: Date:_