SWL357 - Field Placement

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Subject Title
Field Placement

Subject Description
Field placement is a laboratory for students in the placement setting. The student learns the philosophy, function, procedures, strengths and limitations of a social service agency. In addition, she/he learns to become part of a service team, and learns to meet the needs of people serviced by the agency.

Credit Status
One credit in the Social Service Worker Diploma Program.Students must successfully complete both theory (SWL347) and fieldwork (SWK357) to receive a credit in both subjects. Failure in one will result in failure of both subjects. Students must ensure they have secured a field placement by the 5th week of class. If the student does not have a placement by that time, he or she will be asked to withdraw from the subject.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Integrate the academic content with Field Practice.

2. Develop and practice basic skills in the helping process.

3. Develop and apply a professional approach based on social
service ethics and humanistic values.


The specific objectives for SWK 357 are contained in each student's personal Learning Contract/Plan. This Contract/Plan is developed by the student's learning team, i.e., the student, the field supervisor, and the Seneca faculty advisor.

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