MSW Social Work
The Social Work Training Program is partnered with local GSSWs to s support evidence-based social work education, research, and practice. Together, we foster a supportive learning environment for academic, professional, and personal success.
VA BOSTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
The mission of the MSW Intern committee is to assist with providing the highest quality of education opportunities for the next
Attending an Accredited Graduate School of Social Work.
Entering 2nd/Final year of Field Education Placement.
Proficient in written and spoken English.
Background & Security Investigation required.
Pass pre-trainee physical examination.
Pass TB testing
About VA BHS
The VA Boston Healthcare System (VA BHS) is the largest consolidated tertiary care center for the VA New England Healthcare System Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN). It encompasses three main campuses (Brockton, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury) and five community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) within a 40-mile radius of greater Boston.
The VA BHS MSW Training Program has academic affiliations with Boston College, Boston University, Simmons, Bridgewater State, and Salem State Schools of Social Work. As a teaching facility, the VA BHS provides a full range of inpatient, residential, vocational and outpatient services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research.
The VA BHS provides the critical foundation upon which trainees build their expertise in social worker during their transitional year into professional practice.
Stipend for 500 hours of training
Train at the largest MSW training
This is a 2nd year field placement. Traditional start, Aug-May.
Clinical rotations are supplemented with didactic sessions, Grand Rounds, Brown Bags and other learning experiences.
The program includes integrated didactic sessions monthly with Licensed Social Workers.
Clinical Rotations: Inpatient Psychiatry; Outpatient Psychiatry; Addiction Psychiatry; Psychiatric Emergency; Neurology; Substance Treatment Programs & Geropsychiatry; and more.
Trainees are assigned a Field Instructor to act as a resource and provide support as they transition to being an autonomous and competent social worker.
Upon successful completion of the training, a certificate of completion is awarded.
Candidates who successfully complete the training program will be given the opportunity to apply to available vacancies at the VA BHS.
VHA Healthcare Interest Form
Contact your Field Education Advisor at the affiliated school.
Your school Field Advisor will submit your documents on your behalf to:
Jocelyn Holguin , LICSW
Stephanie Saunders, LICSW