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STUDENT NAME: Kelly Talbert FIELD PLACEMENT SITE: SOCH Welcome Inn
I.D. NUMBER:

6801096852 FIELD INSTRUCTOR:

Danita Echols

PLEASE ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS


1) What is the student's role at the agency? (Include population with which student works)
The role is case manager for the homeless guest that came to the program. She assisted guests in
obtaining services which included identification, reconnection with family and providing resources to aid
in housing, mental health and employment. During Kelly's time at Welcome Inn we serviced over 250
guests in social work. There was also the guests that we did not have an opportunity to do an intake with
but services may have still been provided. The guests came from other counties like Genessee,
Washtenaw and Wayne. The majority were chronically homeless but there were several that were recent
homeless within the last year.
2) What are the tasks the student performs at the agency?
Kelly assisted with data entry, guests services, developed contacts and resources for guests. She is very
good at asking questions which aided both the guests and the program in different ways.
3) What are the areas (i.e. tasks, skills) in which the student is excelling at the agency?
Kelly is good at asking questions which helps the guests and the agency as a whole look at the impact and
consequences of actions.
4) What are the areas (i.e. tasks, skills) in which the student requires additional knowledge?
Kelly has shown a lot of growth since she started with Welcome Inn. She seemed to lack confidence in
herself when she started and would second guess herself. There are still times of self doubt but she
learned how to have more faith and confidence in her decisions as a worker.

Field Instructor Assessment of Student Competencies


Rating Scale

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Ratings are distinct for each semester; they are not cumulative. Under each competency, specific practice
behaviors are listed, along with specific measures for evaluating student performance.
This form may be personalized by adding comments after each section. If any item within a section has
been rated either Exceeds, Does not meet or Marginally meets Expected Competency, a specific
comment must be included regarding that item in the area provided. In addition, strengths, achievements
and initiatives shown by the student in the performance of his/her assignments and work contacts should
be noted in the comment sections or narrative summary.
The Rating Scale is:
(4) Exceeds Expected Competency: The student demonstrates knowledge and ability above the
criteria set for each practice behavior.
(3) Meets Expected Competency: The student demonstrates both ability and knowledge which meet
the basic expectations as listed in the criteria for each practice behavior.
(2) Marginally Expected Minimum Competency: The student requires intensive redirection. The
student demonstrates effort but has difficulty in achieving required expectations for each practice
behavior.
(1) Does Not Meet Expected Competency: The student is unable to perform even minimal tasks and
does not demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical base of materials.
(0) Not Applicable/No Opportunity: Student has little or no opportunity to engage in task.

I. Core Competency: Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself


accordingly
Practice Behavior: Professional Role/Demeanor and Use of supervision
1. Displays appropriate behavior with staff and clients

2. Demonstrates the importance of appearance and appropriateness in dress

3. Is beginning to consistently display effective communication

4. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate effective record - keeping and writing skills

5. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate the need to accept and/or initiate projects beyond basic
academic requirements

6. Is beginning to recognize the expectations of the field instructor

7. Is beginning to prepare for and use supervisory sessions to reflect on practice

Practice Behavior: Client Access to Service


8. Is beginning to consistently familiarize self with client's and/or target population needs

9. Is beginning to consistently recognize client and/or target population concerns related to receiving 3
services

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10.Is beginning to consistently demonstrate ability to access services for clients

11. Is punctual and adheres to agreed upon attendance schedule

Practice Behavior: Personal Values


12. Is beginning to consistently display awareness of personal values and opinions related to the
client population

13. Is beginning to consistently recognize the need to manage personal values and opinions in order
to assist clients or client systems

14. Is beginning to consistently acknowledges and accept that all individuals have personal values
and opinions that need to be recognized and processed in order to practice effectively

Comments: Kelly is very good at recognizing the importance of appearances with guests. Her
attendance was fine but she did not always do her hours that date. She was able to make them up
because she started in November 2014 with the orientation. She is always determined to do what is
correct.

II. Core Competency: Apply social work principles to guide professional practice
Practice Behavior: Ethical Decisions
1. Is beginning to be able to consistently describe the concept of professional codes, such as the
NASW codes of ethics, in guiding ethical decisions

2. Is beginning to consistently accept and discuss why professional codes, such as the NASW code
of ethics, are needed

3. Is beginning to acknowledge consistently the ethical obligations of the professional social worker
in fulfilling his/her service roles and responsibilities with clients, other professional, and the
community

Practice Behavior: Roles, Boundaries, and Values


4. Is beginning to consistently interact in a professional manner while at the agency

5. Is becoming aware of and consistently demonstrates the need for professional boundaries

6. Is beginning to consistently recognize the concept and importance of self reflection, self
monitoring, and self correction

7. Is beginning to consistently display ability to distinguish differences among self reflection, self
monitoring, and self correction

8. Is beginning to consistently recognizes times when self reflection, self monitoring, and self
correction are needed

Practice Behavior: Ethical Reasoning


9. Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of considering ethical behavior in decision
making

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10. Is beginning to consistently discuss ethical dilemmas with appropriate staff

Comments: Kelly has high ethics and this has assisted her in working with the guests and in this small
non profit with constant change. There has been change in management and staffing at the time of
opening for the season. She was able to navigate without making any ethical mistakes.

III. Core Competency: Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate


professional judgments
Practice Behavior: Organizing Knowledge
1. Is beginning to consistently display ability to organize information in an appropriate format

2. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate an ability to express creative ideas

Practice Behavior: Assessment and Intervention


3. Is beginning to consistently identify and distinguish different assesment tools

4. Is beginning to consistently identify and distinguish different intervention models

5.Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of analyzing data

Practice Behavior: Knowledge Integration


6. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate awareness of the importance of using different sources
of information

7. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate familiarity with how research-based knowledge affects


the client or target population

8. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate familiarity with how to evaluate personal experience


when working with the client or target population

Practice Behavior: Oral and Written Communication


9. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate effective oral and writing skills when working with
different populations

10. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate ability to work with groups

11. Is beginning to consistently recognize that practice styles need to change when working with
different populations

12.Is beginning to consistently demonstrate effective writing skills

Comments: Due to Kelly's employment outside of Welcome Inn she has practice in good professional
writing. Her inquisitive mind also allows her to organize her thoughts on what would be a individual
plan for the guests. She demonstrated that she understood how to use her personal experience when
interacting with the guests.

IV. Core Competency: Engage diversity and difference in practice

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Practice Behavior: Cultural Awareness/Diversity


1. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate awareness of the extent to which mainstream culture
structures and values may oppress others

2. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate awareness of the manner in which the oppressed


recognize and perceive mainstream culture, structures and values

Practice Behavior: Values and Biases


3. Is beginning to consistently demostrate awareness of the importance of knowing personal biases
and values related to different groups

4. Is beginning to consistently recognize why acknowledging personal biases and values is helpful

5.Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of fostering a respect for diversity

Practice Behavior: Recognize and Communicate Life Experiences


6. Is beginning to consistently recognize and discuss the impact(s) of different life experiences with
others

7. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate awareness of appropriate life experiences to share with


clients, groups and other individuals

8. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge the importance that life experiences play in regards to
behaviors and opinions

Practice Behavior: Engaged Learner


9. Is beginning to consistently view self as a learner who requires guidance

10. Is beginning to consistently view and utilize staff as helpful sources of information

11. Is beginning to consistently recognize that the profession requires all social workers to be
lifelong learners

Comments: Kelly is a life long learner and has demonstrated that going back to school and looking at
life through the eyes of the guests. She demonstrated the ability to connect with the guests and become
that person that they felt understood them.

V. Core Competency: Advance human rights and social and economic justice
Practice Behavior: Oppression and Discrimination
1. Is beginning to consistently recognize and understand different forms of oppression and
discrimination

2. Is beginning to consistently distinguish the difference between oppression and discrimination

3. Is beginning to consistently display comfort in detecting factors related to oppression and


discrimination

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Practice Behavior: Human Rights and Social and Economic Justice


4. Is beginning to consistently recognize the need for advocacy related to human rights and social
economic justice

5. Is beginning to discuss and understand the terms human rights and social economic justice

6. Is beginning to consistently describe how human rights violations and social economic injustices
have affected others

7. Is beginning to consistently describe the need for supporting activities which advance social and
economic justice

8. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate how they may do effective work to advance social and
economic justice

Comments: Kelly demonstrated her understanding of the many forms of oppression faced by the guests
with her interactions with the guests. She advocated well for the guests to obtain services and find
family so that they were not alone.

VI. Core Competency: Engage in research-informed practice and practice informed


research
Practice Behavior: Practice Experience and Scientific Inquiry
1. Is beginning to consistently recognize why research evidence is used

2. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge how research affects the tasks performed at the agency

Practice Behavior: Research Evidence


3. Is beginning to consistently recognize the need for ongoing and existing or evidence - based
research and evidence related to the field

4. Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of practice experience

Comments: This was more of a crisis program that did not allow much time for research.

VII. Core Competency: Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social
environment
Practice Behavior: Environment/Assessment
1. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate familiarity with the processes of assessment,
intervention, and evaluation

2. Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of understanding others in their own


environment

3. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate familiarity with how to gain information about others in
their own environment

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Comments: Kelly demonstrated good knowledge of methods to obtain information from the guests and
being able to obtain resources for guests.

VIII. Core Competency: Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic
well-being and to deliver effective social work services
Practice Behavior: Policies and Societal Well-Being
1. Is beginning to consistently recognize the need to be aware of policies that advance societal
well-being

2. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate familiarity with policies affecting client systems at the
agency

3. Is beginning to consistently display the ability to discuss the impact of collaborations in order to
foster change

4. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge methods to advocate for effective policy change

Comments: Having Kelly at Welcome Inn aided in the development of good policy and procedures due
to her questions and concerns. Since we were all new to Welcome Inn including the Director, it was
good to have her question how the services provided effect the guests.

IX. Core Competency: Respond to contexts that shape practice


Practice Behaviors: Social Trends and Related Services/Leadership Roles
1. Is beginning to consistently recognize the need to make changes to service delivery to provide
effective services (i.e. different location, different population, etc.)

2. Is beginning to consistently recognize how societal trends affect personal biases towards certain
services

3. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge the importance and effects of societal trends

4. Is beginning to consistently recognize the role of social workers in providing leadership to


support effective changes

5. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate awareness of the profession's history and commitment to 3


improving the lives of those served or their communities
Comments: This was a bit of a struggle for Kelly at first. She did not seem to be able to relate to some
of the situations the guests were in. She quickly learned how to use empathy and question things she did
not understand. She also was able to adjust her thinking in how society bias effect the guests behaviors
and services available.

X. Core Competency: Engage, assess, intervene and evaluate with individuals,


families, groups, organizations and communities

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Engagement Practice Behavior: Engagement with Systems


1. Is beginning to consistently recognize the need to actively prepare for clients and work with
systems of change

2. Is beginning to consistently recognize the role he/she plays with clients/groups/organizations


/communities

3. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge that all participants enter the agency/organization at


different stages and with different needs

Practice Behavior: Interpersonal Skills


4. Is beginning to consistently recognize and employ the appropriate uses of empathy

5. Is beginning to consistently recognize and demonstrate other interpersonal skills needed when
working with clients

Comments: Due to the crisis mode of the work place, Kelly did not get to be involved with a lot of
external advocacy but she did participate in the Point In Time count of homeless people in Oakland
County. She worked with the organizations that came into to help the guests like paperwork for housing,
social security disability and supplemental, and employment.
Engagement Practice Behavior: Focus and Outcome with Field Instructor
6. Is beginning to consistently recognize and understand the importance of developing a learning
plan with the field instructor

7. Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of supervision and is prepared at meetings

8. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge why work goals and desired outcomes are created and
used during field work

Assessment Practice Behavior: Interpreting Client Data


9. Is beginning to consistently recognize and understand methods for collecting, organizing, and
interpreting client data

10. Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of collecting accurate client data

11. Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of recording organizinging accurate client 3
data
12. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge how other service providers interpret client data in
order to authorize services

13. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate the ability to access and utilize client data

Practice Behavior: Assessing Clients


14. Is beginning to consistently recognize and demonstrate methods for assessing client strengths
and limitations

15. Is beginning to consistently recognize and can interpret why client systems present with
different strengths and limitations

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Assessment Practice Behavior: Intervention Goals and Objectives


16. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge the importance of goals and objectives

17. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate knowledge of how to create effective goals and
objectives

Comments: Kelly followed having scheduled and unscheduled meetings to discuss guests and structure
and resources. She is great at learning information and using it to aid guests in connecting resources.
Assessment Practice Behavior: Selecting Intervention Strategies
18. Is beginning to consistently recognize and employ the different types of intervention strategies

19. Is beginning to consistently recognize and know when to use intervention strategies

Intervention Practice Behavior: Client (Individual, Group, Communities) Capacities


20. Is beginning to consistently recognize and demonstrate intervention strategies that promoting
best interests of clients

21. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge how to gauge client capacities

22. Is beginning to consistently recognize and demonstrate how to assist clients in resolving
problems

23. Is beginning to consistently recognize the reasons for client concerns

24. Is beginning to consistently recognize when to negotiate, mediate, and advocate for clients

25. Is beginning to consistently distinguish the differences among negotiation, mediation, and
advocation

26. Is beginning to consistently recognize and demonstrate the skills needed to negotiate, mediate,
and advocate for clients

Practice Behavior: Transition and Endings


27. Is beginning to consistently recognize the importance of transitions and endings

28. Is beginning to consistently recognize personal feelings related to transitions and endings

29. Is beginning to consistently recognize client feelings related to transitions and endings

Comments: Kelly openly expressed her concern that she would not be able to end her professional
relationship with the guests. She understood that she would not be able to see the individuals receive
services until they were housed. We discussed at length so that she could process her farewells.
Kelly is good at working with guests to open up especially about family matters. She worked hard to
unite families during her intake and followups.
Evaluation Practice Behavior: Evaluation of Work and Services
30. Is beginning to consistently recognize the need to evaluate work and services provided

31. Is beginning to consistently demonstrate the skills needed to evaluate work and services
provided

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32. Is beginning to consistently recognize personal feelings related to the evaluation of work and
services provided

33.Is beginning to consistently recognize the need to critically examine interventions

34. Is beginning to consistently display the skills needed to critically examine interventions

35. Is beginning to consistently acknowledge why and how intervention processes are created

Comments: Kelly is very good at wanting to be great at her work. She is also an inquisitive person and
that allows her look at how a service is provided and what would make it better.

XI. Core Competency: Analyze the impact of the urban context on a range of client
systems, including practice implications
Practice Behavior: Urban Context and Social Work
1. Is beginning to consistently recognize the challenges within an urban environment and the impact
of these on client systems

2. Is beginning to consistently recognize characteristics of the urban context and the need to develop
effective programs, interventions and services for client systems

Comments: Kelly also works in an urban hospital which allows her to understand the challenges that
the guests had and to overcome.
TOTAL HOURS COMPLETED FOR THE SEMESTER OF
Semester: Spring Year: 2015 Total Hours: 510
Field Instructor: (Echols, Danita): Danita Echols Apr 21, 2015 2:31 AM
Student Signature: (Talbert, Kelly): Kelly Talbert Apr 21, 2015 2:53 PM
The undersigned is responsible for the assignment of a Satisfactory (S), Marginal (M), or
Unsatisfactory (U) grade.
SEMESTER GRADE: Satisfactory
TOTAL HOURS: 510
Faculty Advisor: (Brandon Ivory): Brandon Ivory Apr 22, 2015 4:49 PM

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