||Field placement is an integral part of the student's educational experience and provides the unique opportunity to apply, integrate and evaluate knowledge, skills and values. Direct work in the field provides the student with the opportunity to experience an entry level social service placement in a learning environment where application and integration of the philosophy, function and procedure of the social service system takes place. This experience will further allow the student to evaluate the strengths and limitations of the social service system. Students will be expected to show initiative in their practice. The student will learn to become part of a service team that meets the needs of the people served by the agency. Through differential use of self, the student will begin to develop an understanding that social service involves working with the most marginalized, oppressed, and disempowered members of society.