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Mariann Bischoff, LCSW, CCS

Field Education Coordinator Instructor

MSW, Monmouth University; MS, Soil & Water Engineering, International Development, Cornell University; BS, Mechanical Engineering with German minor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ms. Bischoff’s areas of practice include social work field education, international development, clinical supervision, mindfulness, self-care, parenting, addictions, domestic abuse, as well as organizational learning and process improvements.

Bio: 

Mariann Bischoff serves at the Field Education Coordinator at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, New Brunswick campus. In this position, she works to facilitate field placements for BASW and MSW students. She also serves as off-site Field Instructor for BASW students.

Bischoff is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Supervisor and Certified Social Work Supervisor in the state of New Jersey. She earn her MSW at Monmouth University with a concentration in International and Community Development. She earned her MS at Cornell University in Soil & Water Engineering and International Development, where she completed research in the Middle East examining the interconnections between water use and gender relations. She earned her BS at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in German.

Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, Bischoff served as Clinical Supervisor at Catholic Charities in Hunterdon County, where she oversaw clinical operations for Family Preservation Services, in-home clinical programs and outpatient services. She reported monthly and quarterly outcome statistics, administered performance reviews, and ensured proper clinician training. She increased referral sources by developing relationships with community partners.

Previous to that work, Ms. Bischoff held positions at Carrier Clinic, including Acting Lead Clinical Case Manager and Admissions Clinician. She was Awarded “Above & Beyond” for developing a proposal for the implementation of an electronic hospital census “bedboard,” which increased revenue. She trained new clinical case managers and supervised interns. Ms. Bischoff assessed and counseled patients with psychiatric, substance abuse and dementia diagnoses, developed treatment plans, implemented discharge plans and obtained insurance authorizations. She facilitated family meetings and psychoeducational groups.

Bischoff began he social work career as Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Greater New Brunswick, where she managed a budget of $173,000, wrote a yearly grant application to Middlesex County Office on Aging, ran the Board of Directors meetings and published a monthly newsletter. She was solely responsible for billing, staffing, scheduling, and bookkeeping and prepared monthly schedules for 120 volunteers to deliver meals to 55 clients daily.

Bischoff’s professional career kicked off at Ford Motor Company and its spin-off Visteon Corporation. As Finance Coordinator, she led upper management to develop a 3-year Financial Business Plan for an electronics facility. She led an effort to evaluate and fund non-profit organizations by the company’s Visteon Fund. As Human Resources Associate, Bischoff counseled managers and employees on career development and other human resource matters. She resolved Union grievances locally and with the labor relations board. She led Visteon’s recruiting at Cornell University. She served as Ford Lesbian and Gay Alliance (FLAG) representative, advocating to extend UAW Same-Sex Partner benefits to Local 1695.  Bischoff taught the International Learning Organization Course in Hungary. In the various positions of Manufacturing Engineer, Product Design Engineer, Quality Liaison, and Production supervisor, Bischoff lead teams to reduce costs, improve quality and implement a lean production system for vehicle components and subsystems. Bischoff was awarded a patent for inventing a new fuel delivery system. She received extensive hands-on leadership and facilitation training as a member of the Visteon Leadership Excellence Acceleration Program and the Ford Manufacturing Leadership Program.

Courses Taught: 

  • Social Work Practice I

  • Social Work Practice II

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