Interns may find it difficult to know exactly where to jump in and contribute in an appropriate manner. The difficulty lies in knowing where to begin with the vast amount of tasks to accomplish; even in the first month of school. It is not like the crises, IEPs, and school life halts for interns and supervisors to catch their breath; which is why starting an internship can feel awkward and stagnate. So where and how do we begin? How do we improve the internship process?
It is vitally important that interns understand what they represent when they put on the role of the school social worker intern. That being said, it is even more important that they embody the ethics of our profession from the day they start engaging students.
Welcome to Super Vision, a new column dedicated to school social work supervisors and interns pursuing a school social work endorsement. The content provided herein is designed to help supervisors and interns with helpful questions, challenges and topics for their supervision hour.