Does Smith take location needs into consideration when assigning field placements?
Yes they do. However, it is essential that you make your needs very clear in the field placement application form. Remember, you have to identify four geographic choices on the field form and you cannot leave any blank, even if the other three areas are not viable for your family. If you cannot leave your home area, make that very clear on your application and the field department will work with you to place you as close to home as possible.