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Specialist Certification – Phase Three – Instructions to Supervisors
The third and final phase of Certification occurs in the field based upon direct observations of the CW Specialist by a supervisor.  Supervisors are required to observe the new CW Specialist on at least 4 adult and 4 child interviews, which need to be “live interviews”.  The observations should take place over an 8 week...
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Specialist Certification – Phase Two – Instructions to Supervisors
Second Phase of Certification occurs in the field based upon direct observations of the CW Specialist by a supervisor.  Utilizing grading tools provided by the Training Unit, specialists will be observed, assessed and coached, prior to being evaluated, to obtain a level of competency. Upon successful completion of CORE, the new CW Specialist is assigned...
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Specialist Certification – Phase One
Component One – Interview with a Child During this portion of the competency evaluation, the CW Specialists conduct an interview with an adult actor playing a child. The interview is based on the CW Specialist’s primary role within Child Welfare: Adoptions, Child Protective Services, Family Centered Services, Foster Care, Hotline, or Permanency Planning. The interview...
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Specialist Certification Overview
Provisional Certification Testing for Child Welfare Specialists is comprised of four skills-based components structured to support the successful execution of the Pinnacle Plan.  Performance reached through Provisional Certification is directly linked to Child Welfare Services’ goal of improving outcomes for the children and families we serve.  CW Specialists will achieve Provisional Certification once they have...