Pinnacle Plan Point 3 Initiative 17: By September 1, 2013, OKDHS will develop and implement a certification program for child welfare specialists I-IV, which will require staff to demonstrate necessary skills and knowledge to obtain and maintain certification. Certification will be required prior to moving to the next level. This program compliments competency exams required of new child welfare specialists, ensures all staff achieve certain competencies before advancing to the next level, and provides ongoing training to ensure all staff maintain the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the needs of children and families. It is imperative that staff not only comply with annual training requirements but also take the initiative to identify areas where extra training is needed to improve personal performance. Multiple trainings are offered to staff to improve knowledge and skill level in a variety of critical areas that are essential to meeting the needs of children and families.
NEW WORKER CERTIFICATION
- Field Obseervation Assessment (FOA) CERTIFICATION Tool and Workbook now available for download:
- Field Observation Assessment (FOA) Workbook: is a useful guide for information and instructions related to the "Field Operation Assessment."
- Field Observation Assessment (FOA) Tool: is the second assessment in the Supervisor Certification Process. Field Managers and District Directors must comploete this assessment for all CWS-IV's under their Supervisor within 120 days of the supervisors' successful completion of the Scenario Competency Assessment (SCA).
- Supervisor Case Consultations