WIR447 - Integrative Field Work Seminar

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Subject Title
Integrative Field Work Seminar

Subject Description
Field Seminar III provides students with the opportunity to continue their field placement learning from WIR347 and WIR357 while integrating academic components of the Social Service Worker ? Immigrants and Refugees Program. Through the process of self-reflection and problem-solving, students continue to develop their professional identity while examining thoughts, attitudes, feelings, behaviours and actions in relation to field placement experiences. Finally, Field Seminar III provides students with skills and strategies for finding employment as a Social Service Worker in the non-profit sector while gaining experience transferrable to more specific sectors including but not limited to settlement, healthcare, criminal justice and child welfare.

Credit Status
One Credit

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

Through a commitment to weekly readings, active participation in class discussions and successful
completion of assigned evaluation methods, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate, in written format, the ability to document professional knowledge and skills in working with immigrant and refugee communities gained through field placement, academic, work and life experience.

2. Demonstrate the completion of 6 Social Service Worker vocational standards as approved by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

3. Demonstrate the ability to commit to professional growth by developing and achieving specific field-based learning outcomes through revising WIR347 learning contract.

4. Critically reflect and examine their own social identity, personal strengths and challenges as they emerge from field placement experiences.

5. Apply creative problem solving skills to address challenges relating to field placement experience. These challenges include but are not limited to challenges relating to emotions, values, ethics, resource-related issues, supervision-related issues, etc.

6. Demonstrate effective and constructive use of consultation group (Student, Field Supervisor and Faculty Advisor).

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.