Field Instructors for MSW Homeless and Housing Provider Internship Placement Program


CSH launched a pilot program in 2018 to bolster the capacity and talent pool for service provision and supervisory positions by engaging and supporting social work students through internships with our networks of homeless and supportive housing providers in Los Angeles County. CSH plays an intermediary role, focusing on creating the necessary system alignment between the schools and the nonprofit agencies. By doing so, our goal is to create an easy pathway for the stakeholders (universities, service providers, BSW and MSW students, and supervising clinicians) to best train, match, place, support, and ultimately hire the next generation of supportive housing and homeless service providers. CSH is looking to contract with experienced external MSW Field Instructors to provide instruction to students whose field placements require external supervision to ensure that they meet their educational requirements.

Planned activities:

  1. Provide weekly field supervision with social work interns students to ensure educational and field placement objectives are met for compliance and overall positive internship experience
  2. Activities beyond student supervision includes process recordings and analysis, coordination with nonprofit representative or preceptor, and student paperwork such as learning agreement and comprehensive skills evaluation to support MSW students participating in pilot

Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Conduct individual, hour-long weekly field supervision meetings (in-person or virtual, as required by university student affiliation) to ensure compliance, working toward student graduation requirements. Conduct or connect student to group supervision resources as a supplement to student’s weekly individual supervision upon discussion with CSH

Deliverable 2: Work with CSH partners, university field faculty and participating nonprofit providers to develop and deploy internship expectations, student learning agreement and secure working relationship with preceptor

Deliverable 3: Coordinate as needed with field faculty and agency preceptors for field assignments, projects, site visits, process recording review, learning agreement, and evaluation discussions during academic year 2018-19.

Funding Available:

Hourly rate of $90/hr. Not to exceed 2 hours per week per student. An amount not to exceed $2,700 per student is available for this project over the duration of 15 weeks of first semester field placement in the academic year 2018-2019. Total funding for this subcontracting opportunity not to exceed $40,500.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email Dara Papel at dara.papel@csh.org on or before July 23, 2018.

Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work
  • Experience and expertise
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers' compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract. CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

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