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Hands on Testing (H.O.T.) - Following CORE Training. This one day Testing will be held from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Workers must complete All 4 areas of H.O.T. before they can carry a caseload. Once they complete H.O.T., they will be able to begin the graduated caseload assignment as established by the Pinnacle Plan Point 3 as outlined in the Supervisorand Mentor Guide FY13.

References:

What is Hands on Testing (H.O.T.)?

  • Funded SB 1979 and supported by the OKDHS Pinnacle Plan.
  • Skills based competency test for new workers.
  • Better evaluation of workers' skills and abilities.
  • Completed 2 weeks after CORE Classroom training has ended.

What is tested?

  • CPS and Hotline Track (see below 1-4)
  • PP and FCS Track (see below 1-4)
  • Bridge Track (Foster Care and Adoption). (see below 1-4)
    1. Adult Interview and Documentation.
    2. Child Interview.
    3. Assessment of Child Safety.
    4. KIDS Navigation
  • Comprehensive Workers
    • Supervisor may decide which track their worker should be tested.
    • Selection should be based on assignment.

Testing Areas Checklists for each testing are included in the H.O.T. Handbook

Interview with Child - CPS Track:

  • Worker will interview an actor regarding allegations of abuse and neglect.
  • One hour to prepare and complete the interview.
  • One hour to document the interview in Word.
  • Worker must complete BOTH elements of this area.

Interview with Adult - PP, FCS, Bridge Track:

  • Worker will conduct an interview with an adult regarding a Family Functional Assessment.
  • One hour to interview the adult for the FFA.
  • One hour to document the interview
  • Worker must complete BOTH elements of this area.

Safety Assessment - All workers

  • Worker will read the completed 6 Key Questions on an Assessment of Child Safety.
  • Safety determination will be made.

KIDS Navigation and Documentation - All workers

  • Worker Visit in Contacts
  • Change a placement for a child is an open Permanency Planning Case.
  • Enter an Adjudicatory Hearing
  • Workers must successfully complete ALL tasks to in this area.

What if a worker does not pass H.O.T.?

Testing:

  • Testing will be conducted by Supervisors.
    • Supervisors will not test their own worker.
    • Training will be provided.
    • Supervisory Training Hours will be provided to those who participate.
  • Each area is Complete or Incomplete.
    • Workers are tested on specific and observable skills.

Scheduling:

  • Leave during H.O.T. Testing should not be approved.
  • Missed training will not be rescheduled.

Questions about H.O.T.?

  • Contact: Carla Shackelford, H.O.T. Coordinator
   

H.O.T. Training Dates
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Fiscal Year 2016

286
August 11-13, 2015 Norman
287A
August 11-13, 2015 Norman
287
August 25-26, 2015 Norman
288
September 1-2, 2015 Norman
289
September 9-10, 2015 Norman
290
September 22-23, 2015 Norman
290B
September 23-24, 2015 Norman
291A
October 6-7, 2015 Norman
291
October 13-14, 2015 Norman
292
October 20-21, 2015 Norman
293
November 9-10, 2015 Norman
294
December 1-2, 2015 Norman
295
December 15-16, 2015 Norman
296
January 5-6, 2016 Norman
   
   

Adoption Scenarios:

  1. Adult - Lehnsherr, Raven (for child - JC Muñoz)
  2. Adult - Wise, Beverly (for child - Amy)

CPS HOT Scenarios:

  1. Adult - Boldin -- Phyllis Watson
  2. Child - Boldin, Jessie (Worker information only)
  3. Adult - Craddock, Debbie
  4. Child - Craddock, Jamie
  5. Adult - Jarvis, Lisa
  6. Child - Jarvis, Chris
  7. Adult - Roberts, Emily
  8. Adult - Roberts, Jerome
  9. Child - Roberts, Skyler
  10. Adult - Wheeler, Donna
  11. Child - Wheeler, Jackie
  12. Adult - Williamson, Denise
  13. Child - Williamson, Riley

Foster Care Scenarios:

  1. Child - Henson, Emily
  2. Child - Lopez, Miranda
  3. Adult - White, Mindy
  4. Intitial Kinship Agreement - White

Permanency Planning (PP):

  • Adult Interviews Scenarios (FFA)
  1. Bell Scenario
  2. Bell FFA Actor sheet
  3. Jacobs Scenario
  4. Jacobs FFA Actor sheet
  5. Martin Scenario
  6. Martin FFA Actor sheet
  7. Mason Scenario
  8. Mason FFA Actor sheet
  9. Ross Scenario
  10. Ross FFA Actor sheet
  • Child Interview Scenarios
  1. Jeremy Black
  2. Mystique Boley
  3. Heaven Johnson
  4. Jasmine Smith

 

 

 

 
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COURSE DATES

 
  July 14-15, 2015 Norman 284
July 21-22, 2015 Norman 285
July 28-29, 2015 Norman 285B
August 11-13, 2015 Norman 286
August 11-13, 2015 Norman 287A
August 25-26, 2015 Norman 287
September 1-2, 2015 Norman 288
September 9-10, 2015 Norman 289
September 22-23, 2015 Norman 290
September 23-24, 2015 Norman 290B
October 6-7, 2015 Norman 290A
October 13-14, 2015 Norman 291
October 20-21, 2015 Norman 292
November 9-10, 2015 Norman 293
December 1-2, 2015 Norman 294
December 15-16, 2015 Norman 295
January 5-6, 2016 Norman 296
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact Information

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OU/OKDHS Training and Research Center
617 W. Rock Creek Road Norman, OK 73069
Phone: (405) 573-9191 | Fax: (405) 573-9292 | Email: Department Contact


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