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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 for child welfare agency staff and their human resource management departments to provide an overview of competencies and the role that they can play in a comprehensive workforce development system. (2015)

Performance Anchors for Case Carrying Supervisor in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)

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 in each competency. (2015)

Performance Anchors for Non-Case Carrying Supervisor in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)

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 in each competency. (2015)

Performance Anchors for Non-Case Carrying Protective Services Worker in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)

This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on staff 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 in each competency. (2015)

Performance Anchors for Case Carrying Protective Services Worker in Family and Children’s Services (San Francisco)

This document incorporates Child Welfare Core Practice behaviors into performance indicators within levels of proficiency based on staff 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 in each competency. (2015)

Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying and Non Case Carrying Supervisors (San Francisco)

This form was developed as a tool for formal performance evaluation for case carrying and non-case carrying supervisors, and designed to make the process result-oriented, measurable goal setting between a supervisor and an employee. (2015)

Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Non-Case Carrying Protective Services Workers (San Francisco)

This form was developed as a tool for formal performance evaluation for non-case carrying protective services workers, and designed to make the process result-oriented, measurable goal setting between a supervisor and an employee. (2015)

Annual Performance Appraisal for Family and Children’s Services Case Carrying Protective Services Workers (San Francisco)

This form was developed as a tool for formal performance evaluation for case carrying protective services workers, and designed to make the process result-oriented, measurable goal setting between a supervisor and an employee. (2015)

Texas Child Protective Services Specialist Competencies

This graph outlines practice competencies for those working in child protective services. (2015) 

Maryland's Competencies for Child Welfare Workers

MSW Curriculum Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California

The document provides MSW competencies for the first and second years of the MSW program that not only integrates the educational guidelines and accreditation standards set forth by the Council on Social Work Education, but also reflects practice emphases that include knowledge and appropriate use of research evidence, increasing cultural competence, equitable access to resources, and enhancing professionalism in the work force. (2008)

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 of the child welfare system. (2014)

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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. (2014)

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Washington Developmental Competencies for Supervisors

This document offers a graph of all knowledge and skills related to assigned job tasks for supervisors. (2013)

Washington Developmental Competencies for Social Workers and Social Service Specialists

This document offers a graph of all knowledge and skills related to assigned job tasks for social workers and social service specialists in the state of Washington. (2014)

Rhode Island Competencies and Assessment

This survey contains a list of competencies specific to the child welfare field, and used by new workers and their supervisors to help track individual learning needs with the ultimate goal of developing proficiency in the job. (2014)

Pennsylvania Supervisor/Manager Competencies

This list of “universe of competencies” for Child Welfare include CORE competencies, which are foundation level skills needed by all child welfare professionals; specialized competencies, which are needed by staff whose jobs include working specialized program areas or with special family populations; and related skill competencies, which are knowledge and skills designed to enhance and refine Child Welfare practice. (2001)

Pennsylvania Caseworker Competencies

This list represents the CORE competencies and specialized and related competencies for Child Welfare which are foundation level skills needed by all Child Welfare Professionals whose jobs include working specialized program areas or with special family populations; and related skill competencies, which are knowledge and skills designed to enhance and refine Child Welfare practice. (2001)

Ohio IHS Supervisor Specialized Competencies

This document provides a list of various specialized topics specific to supervisor roles in child welfare and the related competencies and skill sets. (2012)

Ohio IHS Supervisor/Manager Competencies

This document provides a list of various topics specific to supervisor and manager roles in child welfare and the related competencies and skill sets. (2009)

Ohio IHS Supervisor Related Competencies

This document provides a list of various topics specific to supervisor roles in child welfare and the related competencies and skill sets. (2010)

Ohio IHS Caseworker Specialized Competencies

This document provides a list of various specialized (adoption/foster care, sexual abuse, etc.) topics, competencies and skill sets related to various aspects of child welfare casework. (2011)

Ohio IHS Caseworker Related Competencies

This document provides a list of various topics, competencies and skill sets related to various aspects of child welfare casework. (2010)

Ohio IHS Caseworker Core Competencies

This document provides a list and descriptions of the fundamentals of family-centered child protective services and related skill sets and core competencies. (2012)

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. (2014)

Colorado Caseworker Competencies

This is an extensive list of competencies categorized by skill set and organized numerically based on the fundamentals of family-centered child protective services. (2013)

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Integrated Foundation & Advanced Worker Competencies for Public Child Welfare in California

This document provides a set of cross-initiative foundation-level competencies to be used in the first or foundation year of study, consistent with the new CSWE standards, which are complemented by a concentration-specific set of advanced competencies and practice indicators for each of the three initiatives that are intended both to incorporate the foundation-level competency of practice in each core area and to exemplify through indicators the level of practice expected at the advanced level. (2011)

California BASW Student Competencies

This document provides BASW competencies linked to a common core of knowledge, values, and skills shared by public child welfare professionals throughout California. (2013)