Field Instructor/Lecturer in Social Work - CWTAP Spokane

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Posting Details

Working TitleField Instructor/Lecturer in Social Work - CWTAP SpokanePosting Number2020009FPClassification TitleLecturerClassification Code8209RCW Exemption Criteria10 - Academic PersonnelEWU Position NumberF99815CUPA Code44.07 - Social WorkFLSAExempt - TeachingBargaining Unit UFE% Full Time100%Salary / Wage RangeCUPASalary Information

The minimum salary for this position is $54,461 for 9-month academic year appointment; summer appointments are covered under separate contracts.

Anticipated Start DateMid-May or as negotiatedTerm of AppointmentLecturers are provided with a renewable annual contract for 9 months, mid-September through mid-June, plus a separate summer contract.LocationSpokaneCountyWashingtonProject Description

Grant funded faculty position to serve students enrolled in the Eastern Washington part time MSW Program at the Spokane Campus.

Project DurationGrant is renewed annually.Background CheckYes - BothLevel 1 User with AccessFelicia JensenResponsible HR UserLori LivingstoneResponsible HR User Email (inquiries only)Job Summary

The Child Welfare Training & Advancement Program (CWTAP), is a partnership between Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, and Washington’s Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). CWTAP’s goal is to enhance professional practice in child welfare, provide educational assistance to current and/or potential social workers who are committed to a career in public child welfare, and to recruit and retain highly trained, ethnically diverse social workers with advanced degrees.

CWTAP students complete their practicum in a DCYF child welfare office, the Washington state agency mandated to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child welfare services to families. The CWTAP program at the EWU School of Social Work provides educational assistance to current and/or potential social workers who are committed to a career in public child welfare and are accepted and enrolled in one of the EWU Master of Social Work full or part-time programs.

Eastern’s full-time program begins new cohort cycles each fall. First year students complete their foundation practicum winter and spring, and second year students complete their advance practicum fall, winter and spring. Eastern’s part-time programs operate on a three-year cycle for each student cohort; during the last two years of the cohort cycle students are in practicum.

At this time, we are recruiting to fill one position, eligible to be renewed annually, that will support students in the Spokane/Eastern Washington Hybrid part-time program. The faculty member hired for this position may also support students who are part of Eastern’s Cheney campus.

The School of Social Work offers diversity and breadth in programs, including full-time BASW and MSW programs, part-time BASW and MSW programs offered at sites throughout Washington State, including advance standing options. The social work programs prepare students for competency-based generalist and advanced generalist social work practice in both rural and urban communities. Eastern Washington University School of Social Work is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Additionally, the School offers specialized programs through our Center for Aging Studies, Disability Studies, and Addiction Studies Programs.

CWTAP Field Instructors (FI’s) work under the supervision of the Director of the Washington IV-E Child Welfare Training & Advancement Program (CWTAP).

See Job Duties section for detailed description of the position’s responsibilities.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

The preferred start date for this position is mid-May; other start dates are negotiable.

Position is based at the DCYF Spokane office/s, and includes in-classroom teaching as part of its position responsibilities. As a result, this position will not be filled with a candidate who seeks an on-line only, remote teaching position.

The position is contingent upon the receipt of continued funding. The CWTAP contract is renewed annually, with a track record of over 20 years of successful annual renewals.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

A copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which describes conditions of employment, such as physical demands, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381.

Physical Demands

None anticipated.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for Field Instructor/Lecturer Position

Pre-Placement Physical NoHearing Test NoMedical Monitoring Post Hire NoProtective Equipment


Required Qualifications

1. Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.
2. Minimum of three years professional post-MSW practice experience in public child welfare, preferably with Washington’s DCYF child welfare program (formerly Children’s Administration).
3. Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
4. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with strong attention to detail.
5. Demonstrated experience and history of culturally competent practice with diverse communities.
6. Ability to travel, valid Washington State driver’s license, and reliable transportation. Position requires frequent travel throughout Washington, sometimes requiring overnight stays.
7. Ability to complete and pass a background check.
8. Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience as an Agency Field Instructor (AFI).
2. Experience as a Faculty Field Instructor (FFI).
3. Experience developing graduate level curriculum.
4. One or more years teaching experience at the graduate level.

Other Skills and Abilities
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
Work Schedule TypeOtherWork Schedule

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities and as teaching schedule varies from quarter to quarter.

Posting Date04/09/2020Open Until Further NoticeNoClosing DateScreening to Begin04/17/2020Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online applications portal located here: If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin on April 17, 2020. All materials will be held in the strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.

  • Cover letter: please describe how you meet each of the required and preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence: Attach evidence of effective teaching to include teaching evaluations if available for the most recent two years. Student evaluations should not include the original evaluation materials, but should be limited to 3rd party summaries.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
  • Additional optional links: if you have additional documents that serve as evidence of how you meet the qualifications, you may upload those items to the optional links labeled Other Document #1 and Other Document #2.
Job Duties

% of Time53Responsibility / Duty

Student advising and agency instructor recruitment, 24 credits equivalent release time:

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Recruit DCYF child welfare employees as applicants for MSW programs and perform general recruiting of non-DCYF students for CWTAP.
2. Develop IV-E field placements throughout Regions 1 and 2 and recruit the best possible Agency Field Instructors to work with students in field.
3. Maintain a positive presence in, and relationships with DCYF offices within Regions 1 and 2.
4. Provide qualified supervision for students located in DCYF child welfare offices throughout Regions 1 and 2.
5. Ensure non-employee students serve only Title IV-E eligible clients and document assigned Title IV-E cases according to policy.
6. Provide practicum advising for CWTAP students.
7. Teach practicum seminar to IV-E students. In seminar, FI’s perform a critical role in helping students make conceptual linkages between classroom and practicum experiences.
8. Teach specialized public child welfare course, including regularly revising and updating curriculum.
9. Work with Agency Field Instructors to evaluate and grade student competency-based performance in field and seminar.
10. Participate in trainings offered by EWU Office of Field and adhere to all EWU Office of Field policies and procedures.
11. Work in collaboration with the School of Social Work faculty and staff including off-site personnel (part-time programs).
12. Coordinate and attend quarterly CWTAP Advisory Committee meetings and CWTAP student meetings.
13. Attend all policy and practice-related trainings offered by DCYF’s child welfare program.
14. Participate in other CWTAP specific meetings and events including annual student conference.
15. Prepare students for hire by DCYF’s child welfare program during the last two quarters of their program.
16. Promote recruitment of students for job openings within DCYF nearing and upon graduation from MSW programs.
17. Maintain consistent communication with CWTAP Director, and immediately inform CWTAP Director of any challenges.

Essential Function IndicatorYes% of Time47Responsibility / Duty

Total teaching: 21 credits

Fall 2020 (4 credits)
SOWK 671, 4 cr.

Winter 2021 (10 credits)
SOWK 671, 4 cr.
SOWK 571, 2 cr.
SOWK 596, 4 cr.

Spring 2021 (7 credits)
SOWK 671, 5 cr.
SOWK 571, 2 cr.

Essential Function IndicatorYesPosting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    4. List of Professional References
    5. Diversity Response
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Document #1
    2. Other Document #2
    3. DD214 Form
    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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