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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 2015

279
May 12-13, 2015 Norman
280
June 2-3, 2015 Norman
281
June 9-11, 2015 Norman
282
June 9-11, 2015 Norman
283
June 23-24, 2015 Norman
283B
June 30 - July 1, 2015 Norman
284A
July 7-8, 2015 Norman
284
July 14-15, 2015 Norman
285
July 21-22, 2015 Norman
285B
July 28-29, 2015 Norman
 

Fiscal Year 2016

286
August 11-12, 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
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
   
   

 

 
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Contact Information

Child Welfare Training Program
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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