This report identifies (1) the challenges child welfare agencies face in recruiting and retaining child welfare workers and supervisors, (2) how recruitment and retention challenges have affected the safety and permanency outcomes of children in foster care, and (3) workforce practices that public and private child welfare agencies have implemented to successfully confront recruitment and […]
Evaluators from NCWWI conducted a longitudinal assessment of Leadership Academy participant experience (satisfaction, relevance, knowledge gains and application, change project, and coaching) and gathered feedback from multiple sources related to Academy implementation (training director, trainers, coaches, and the NCWWI Leadership Development Specialists who supported Academy implementation). This report summarizes evaluation results and offers lessons learned
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This document provides examples of competencies and related behavioral indicators that are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills representative of excellence in child welfare practice.
This paper defines and explains a competency-based approach, the rationale for using competency models, the history of competency models, a comparison of various approaches, the connection to the National Child Welfare Workforce (NCWWI) Workforce Development Framework, the intersection of social work education, and strategies for integrating competency models into agency practice. The paper is designed
This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on supervisor’s tenure. These action oriented behavioral anchors set specific expectations, define performance at various proficiency levels of each competency and provide guidance to the workforce about what specific behaviors they are expected to practice to achieve incremental growth
This document summarizes findings from a collaborative initiative and qualitative study that examined the experiences of four nonprofit human service organizations engaging in performance measurement processes to satisfy accountability requirements and increase organizational and program effectiveness.
This chapter offers guidance that all agencies can use to attract and retain a highly competent workforce that has the capacity to execute the agency’s strategy to achieve positive outcomes for the children, youth and families it serves.