Social Work Field Placement Coordinator

International Rescue Committee

About the organization

Responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises in a great variety of roles, the International Rescue Committee’s staff is a force for humanity and hope. If you’re skilled and passionate, we’d like to add your energy to ours.


The Social Work Field Placement Coordinator will oversee and grow the social work student field placement program at the IRC in San Diego. The initial focus of the social work interns will be to provide case management support survivors of crime. Direct involvement and interaction in client screenings is required. The Social Work Field Placement Coordinator will also support facilitation of wellness groups, staff trainings, and supervise non-MSW interns and volunteers.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Develop and maintain productive relationships with San Diego area educational institutions with BSW/MSW programs;
Complete training for BSW/MSW field placement supervision, as required by educational institution(s);
Recruit and interview Social Work students for field placement, as well as other unit interns and volunteers;
Act as point person for inquiries from potential Social Work field placement students and college instructors;
Provide field supervision hours for BSW/MSW field placement students, as required by educational institution, and provide guidance on case management best practices, self-care, and adjusting to work in an office setting;
Collaborate with other IRC departments and task supervisors as needed;
Meet with Social Work instructors to complete field placement site visits, as needed;


Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required;
At least two years of professional social work experience post master’s degree;
Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and the proven ability to prioritize duties and manage time effectively;
Experience in case management, gender-based projects, health advocacy, community outreach, and partnership development; teaching/training experience preferred;
Strong written and oral and interpersonal communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment, and the ability to present to a varied public required;
Fluent in English, both spoken and written;
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook);
Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area (home visits, agency visits, service provider visits etc.);
Well organized and enthusiastic about working in a multi-cultural setting.
Working Environment:

Standard, professional office environment;
Regular travel to off-site locations is required;
Access to a reliable vehicle to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area.

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