The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants to apply for the position of Social Worker. Under the direction of the Center for Veterinary Social Work's Director, the primary purpose of this position is to lead and oversee Veterinary Social Work Services (VSWS) at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. This position provides social work care, support, and services to UTCVM students, clients, faculty, and staff, as well community clients.
Provides clinical care, support, and counseling as well as drop-in services in the UTCVM. Answers the VSWS Helpline. Leads and oversees UTCVM Animal Loss Programming, including implementing and adhering to scopes of practice; managing clinical issues in an inter-professional setting and according to inter-professional and social work ethics; leading program development to attend to the animal loss needs of UTCVM and community clients; and contributing to program evaluation by maintaining appropriate records.
Interfaces with the entire UTCVM community. Supports and works closely with existing Social Worker who is dedicated to the care, support, and services for UTCVM's veterinary students and the needs of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Cares for UTCVM veterinary students as a secondary responsibility.
Provides educational oversight for social work students training in veterinary social work as field students. Provides educational oversight for other educational formats as needed.
Provides educational training for veterinary medical students and professionals in communication.
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.