In recognition of the importance of field training for potential social work, community services and other professionals, CICS offers placement opportunities for students who are registered in related programs at educational institutions, such as colleges and universities.
CICS defines a 'student' as an unpaid person who has chosen to acquire course credits in an approved academic or practical study placement at CICS. A person who is a student but is neither an intern nor required by their academic program to undertake a placement is considered a regular volunteer.
CICS invites applicants to follow the instructions below to be considered for a student placement opportunity.
CICS is committed to providing opportunities within the organization for student placements, to ensure students on placement can engage in practical work that provides them with relevant training and experience for their future career path. Such opportunities can be provided only when a service or program has the capacity and resources to undertake student placements. CICS recommends that potential applicants review our Programs & Services to identify the program of interest and determine alignment with your placement objectives.
- Complete the Student Placement Application Form and submit it together with a letter of request and resume.
- Educational institutions that wish to inquire on behalf of students can contact us directly via email at email@example.com. Please include the student's name, resume and program objectives.
- Interviews may be required to determine the suitability of the candidate. All applications are assessed on an individual basis, based on the capacities and experience that the candidate brings to the program and their ability to achieve the agreed placement outcomes.
The participant of the CICS Student Placement Program, including the corresponding educational institution, understands the following terms:
- The student placement does not in any way displace nor replace any CICS employees.
- A police reference check or vulnerable sector screening with local police is required of the student on placement at his/her own expense. The placement student must forward such document to CICS prior to the commencement of the placement.
- Safety and insurance benefits must be provided by the student's educational institution or comparable insurance coverage by the student himself/herself. Proof of such coverage must be forwarded to CICS prior to the commencement of the placement.
- Depending on the service or program that the placement student is involved in, reference checks and/or other health documents may be required and dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
- Responsibilities of CICS:
- To determine the initial point of contact for completing the placement agreement and other essential documentation
- To provide proper orientation and adequate information on agency policies, procedures and practices concerning compliance
- To designate a placement supervisor, who shall
- negotiate the placement activities
- provide guidance or act as a mentor to support, monitor and evaluate the student's performance
- provide assistance to help resolve any conflicts that may arise in the work environment
- Responsibilities of the Placement Student:
- To follow placement procedures and comply with CICS's required documentation, policies, procedures, and practices; including the confidentiality agreement
- To understand, accept and sign the Agreement/ Release and Waiver form prior to the commencement of the placement
- To complete an evaluation of the placement at the end of the placement period.