Structure of the Post-MSW Fellowship Program

Structure of the Post-MSW Fellowship Program

Overall Structure

The CAPS Fellowship Program is directed by the training committee with support and oversight from the Coordinator of Training. The committee assumes overall responsibility for the design, implementation and administration of the Fellowship Program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: setting and prioritizing of goals, objectives and competencies addressed by the program, program design, implementation and evaluation, resource allocation and program development, growth and improvement.

The training committee consists of CAPS Social Workers who have expressed a particular interest in training. Responsibilities of the committee include: contributing ideas to program design and development, implementation of the program design, evaluating and modifying the program to accommodate to feedback. Training committee members also serve as supervisors and seminar presenters.

Stipend and Benefits

Fellows receive 12 month appointments as Post MSW Fellows, with the possibility of a second year based on the fellow's preferences and their performance. The appointment is effective from the beginning of August to the end of July. The fellows annual sallary is $30,000, which includes benefits (health insurance, vacation time and sick time). Appointments are offered conditional to satisfactorily passing the required criminal background check, and obtaining licensure in NC (LCSW-A). Fellows are provided professional liability (malpractice) insurance for the scope of their practice within Campus Health Services during their employment here.

Fellow Work Schedule

CAPS is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fellows are expected to work during those hours unless other arrangements are made with the training committee and individual supervisors. Clients must be scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  In addition, fellows may sometimes be required to work outside of typical work hours

In the case of illness, fellows will notify front desk staff and individual supervisors. To request time away from work for reasons other than illness, fellows will seek approval from the training committee and their individual supervisors in advance.=

Licensure

Fellows are responsible to learn about licensure requirements and to obtain their Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Associate prior to beginning the fellowship.  Fellows have the support of their supervisor to complete needed employment verification, crisis plan form, and six month reviews. Fellows are responsible for tracking their clinical and supervision hours, and for completing and submitting required paperwork to the board.

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