Document Category: Performance Management

Pennsylvania Child Welfare Competencies

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.

Competency-based Workforce Development: A Synthesis of Current Approaches

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 …

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Iowa Caseworker Competencies and Assessment

This survey is designed to assist each social worker with a review of their competencies and individual learning needs; a companion Individual Learning Plan provides a format to plan future training for improved individual professional practice.

Maine Caseworker Competencies

This report on the competency model summarizes the work of developing the model and includes a description of the Maine Child Welfare Training Institute, its training model, the procedures for developing a competency model, and the original Competency Model for Child Welfare Caseworkers. 

The Universe of Child Welfare Competencies (Ohio)

This webpage offers a comprehensive listing of all the competencies required for child welfare staff to do their jobs, which are the criteria used to assess individual training needs from which aggregate training needs for an agency, county, region, or the whole state are determined.

Maine Supervisor Competencies

This report relates specifically to the competencies of supervisors in the public child welfare system with the long-term goal of developing a training system which begins with a competency assessment of prospective workers and includes a variety of competency based activities designed to promote the ongoing learning and professional development of providers at all levels …

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