Department of Human Services Field Supervisors
Successful Placement Practices
The most important aspect of a successful placement is open communication between the student and the field supervisor; the student and the seminar instructor; and the field supervisor and the seminar instructor. Please spend time with the student at the beginning of the placement clarifying expectations, reviewing policies and procedures, answering questions, providing guidance, offering training, and establishing a plan for student learning in the form of a learning contract. This section on the website highlights specific ways to promote success.