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|Description of Field Activities
Students will only be accepted for Field II placements. They will be required to submit a resume and interview for the position. The student will be required to attend New Employee Orientation (NEO) at Minneapolis VAMC and a short orientation with the Field Coordinator (Social Work Executive). They will shadow TPOC Social Worker in normal course of duties. He/she will be required to work some weekends, evenings and extended days. Notice to attend some reintegration events can be short. Student will facilitate a project from start to finish (example: workshop, psycho-social education series, community event). He/she will assist with organizing and conducting sessions in support of military family retreats (Project New Hope). He/she will spend some time with the Duluth Vet Center facilitating groups. He/she will be encouraged to spend some time shadowing inpatient staff @ Minneapolis/St Cloud VAMC in order to have a perspective of the different levels of care. They will be a member of a rural outreach team. They will work closely with OIF/OEF RN Care coordinator. They will need to become familiar with DSM IV-R.