What type of work do we need to provide students?
For first (foundation) year students, organizations should provide broad exposure to the social work profession through direct practice work with individuals, families and groups and, where possible, projects that interface with the community and contribute to program development.
For second (specialization) year students, their selected study concentration will guide the focus of the practicum experience. For example, a student who selects the advanced clinical social work practice specialization will need a caseload of clients in order to hone their clinical skills and provide therapy.
Also, we expect that the student’s time will not focus on clerical or administrative work.