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Ms. Jones has received “Does Not Meet” on child interview:

On April 15, 2016, Guy Johnson met with Amanda Jones to review the “Does Not Meet” evaluation results on the child interview from CORE.  Ms. Jones’ Support Plan (which includes, coaching, assessing and the final evaluation) will last thirty (30) days and will focus on areas of improvement when interviewing children with a focus on assessing safety. Ms. Jones’ Support Plan is below:

During the next thirty days, Ms. Jones (CW Specialist) will complete at a minimum, four child interviews. Mr. Johnson (supervisor) will observe each interview and evaluate Ms. Jones using the grading tools provided by the Training Unit.

*Note*—the supervisor must observe 4 interviews before grading the 2 out of 3 for the final grade.  The mentor can observe and coach as many as necessary to support the CW Specialist.  If the supervisor is unable to do the observation (for whatever reason—distance, personnel reasons, needing a different perspective) or has not attended CW 4444; a fellow supervisor can grade as long as the Field Manager/District Director approves.  This information should be included in the Support Plan.
  • Specific areas for improvement in the child interview are: building and maintaining rapport, adequately addressing the allegations, and sufficiently exploring safety with the child during each interview. Ms. Jones needs to ensure she uses follow up questions throughout each interview and to use probing questions when discussing discipline, parental substance abuse and domestic violence.

Mr. Johnson and Ms. Jones will meet weekly to discuss any challenges or barriers Ms. Jones may believe is impeding her learning.  During her final evaluation by Mr. Johnson, Ms. Jones must successfully complete 2 out of 3 interviews.  At the end of the 30 days Mr. Johnson will scan the grading sheets and send them to the child welfare training unit.  If Ms. Jones has successfully completed 2 out of 3 interviews, she will be enrolled in Modules 5&6 of CORE.  If Ms. Jones is unsuccessful, she will not be provisionally certified and she will be unable to carry a caseload.

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