Recruitment and Selection

Work with Purpose Child Welfare Professional Recruitment Toolkit

The Work with Purpose recruitment campaign – and the information and materials in this toolkit – is intended to support child welfare recruitment efforts. It includes high-level campaign messaging and guidance about how to refer to the work and roles, social media content and creative for job fairs. To learn more, visit

HHS Could Play a Greater Role in Helping Child Welfare Agencies Recruit and Retain Staff

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 …

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NCWWI Recruitment and Selection Reference List

This comprehensive reference list includes a compilation of papers, reports, peer-reviewed journal articles and other relevant resources addressing Recruitment, Screening and Selection.

QIC-WD Workforce Interventions

This video describes common challenges and the important role workers had in selecting a workforce intervention to test as part of the QIC-WD project. It also summarizes the interventions selected to address a variety of workforce strategies.

An Overview of the QIC-WD

The Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD) is dedicated to understanding how to improve child welfare workforce outcomes.

Virginia Case-Supportive Technology

The Virginia Department of Social Services and select local child welfare agencies implemented a case-supportive technology intervention to strengthen their child welfare workforce. This video, recorded virtually, highlights the experience of workers and supervisors that used transcription services and a mobile application to improve their ability to work outside the office.