Office of Field Education Staff

Nancy Chertok
Director of Field Education
Office: W14

Bharathi Jayaram
Associate Director of Field Education
Office: BW7

Alice Jackson
Field Office Assistant
Office: 064B Basement NW

We are interested in learning more about the needs of your agency or program. Our staff carefully match students with placements that fit their learning objectives. Please contact Bharathi Jayaram, Associate Director of Field Education at 773.702.9418 to discuss field placement opportunities.

SSA attracts and prepares the most able social work and social welfare professionals in the field. Our student learn the most recent theories and practice of social work and social service. Your agency or program can complement their classroom instruction with practical work-place experiences. In turn, you will get the benefit of having intelligent, innovative, and capable students complement and augment your staff.

Field Education SPIF

Claire Schu’s Field Placement

Learn more about an Administration field placement at Erie Neighborhood House.

Lisa Elliott, AM ’16

Lisa Elliott, AM ’16

As a social worker doing psychotherapy with children in a medical practice in Chicago’s northern suburbs, Lisa Elliott, AM ’16, feels that SSA provided her with excellent preparation to pursue a career that was shaped by her interests.