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 …
Job Analysis and Position Requirements
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services redesigned the child welfare worker job to strengthen their workforce and reduce worker turnover. DCFS worked with the QIC-WD to create a new job, the Child Welfare Team Specialist, and reorganize workers into Permanency and Prevention teams. This video discusses the challenges DCFS faced related to turnover …
An overview of realistic job previews, their value, and how they work.
An overview of situational judgement tests, what they measure, and their value.
An overview of work sample tests, what they measure, and their value.
An overview of job knowledge tests and their value.
An overview of assessment centers which measure knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics by assessing participants’ responses to job-related simulations and can be used for hiring, placement, and career and skill development.
An overview of reference checks as a hiring tool and their value.
An overview of three types of role stress: role ambiguity, role conflict, and role overload.
This brief discusses the current workforce crisis and provides recommendations on ways child welfare programs can enhance their recruitment efforts.