Field Practice

Get hands-on, practical social work experience in the field

USJ’s Social Work program puts education to use with comprehensive field practice.

Contact us to learn more, or explore the program details below.

Field Practice Selection

Social work students entering into field practice are required to contact one of our social work advisors to discuss your interests and possible placement options.

In selecting a field practice setting, the Social Work program considers:

  • Availability, appropriateness, and effectiveness of services provided
  • The interests and qualifications of agency personnel
  • Settings that engage in generalist social work practice
  • Willingness to commit the necessary resources of physical space, supervision, and practice opportunities

Field Practice Settings

  • The social work program has a strong commitment to public agencies and seeks to maintain high-quality field practice settings in this domain.
  • The program uses a wide variety of field settings, including schools, courts, hospitals, nursing homes, and community service programs.
  • The diversity of agencies, practice activities, client systems, and field instructors enriches classroom discussions and helps to address your career interests and educational needs.

Field Practice Opportunities

  • Addiction/Substance Abuse Services
  • Administration/Policy
  • CT State Department of Children and Families
  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Services
  • Elderly Services
  • Family Services
  • Health/Mental Health Services
  • Judicial/Corrections Placements
  • Rehabilitation & Nursing Homes
  • Schools
  • Adult Education
  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Shelters
  • Social Services
  • Teen Parents/Pregnancy
  • Youth / After School Program
  • Youth/Residential Programs
  • Youth Services

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