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Section 4.03.04: Student/Fieldwork Site Orientation Checklist

It is important to orient students to field placement. Here are some examples of what to cover in new student orientation:

· Mission statement, philosophy, history
· Map of building , tour of physical setting, break rooms, bathrooms, conference rooms, storage/supply rooms
· Introduction to key staff
· How to use the telephone system
· Location of mailbox, supplies, copy machine, mileage logs
· Staff meetings
· Computer operation, log-in, regulations, access codes
· Review of fieldwork site social networking policies and guidelines
· Timesheets
· Security of clients, building, staff.
Review Safety Orientation:
· Keys
· Required agency physical, TB testing, sexual registry search, criminal background check, drug screening, driving record
· Confidentiality, HIPAA requirements (
· Use of agency vehicles, policy regarding the transporting of clients
· Personal safety/home visit safety protocols. NASW Social Worker Safety Guidelines can be found here:
· Agency policy & procedures
· Dress code policy
 · Weekly schedule, what to do when you will miss field placement or will arrive late, smoking rules, lunch break: times, places
· How to protect your property against theft
· Review of the State of Michigan Mandatory Reporting & Duty to Warn Provision

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