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Getting Ready to Be a Caseworker

Caseworker Readiness is designed to help new caseworkers prepare for the duties
and responsibilities of the child welfare caseworker. Resources and activities include
strategies and suggestions to explore:
  • Best practice standards
  • Agency-specific policies and procedures
  • Specific job functions (Screening, Investigation, & Assessment; Case
    Planning & Implementation; Placing & Working with Children in Substitute Care
    & Their Families; and Working with Foster & Kinship Caregivers & Adoptive
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Note:  Caseworker Readiness may be utilized in conjunction with New Employee Orientation, prior to attending Caseworker Core training.  There is also a Supervisor Readiness section to prepare new casework supervisors.

In this section you will find:

1. A checklist that can be used as a guide as well as a record of caseworker readiness preparation

2. Caseworker readiness resources that include:

    • An outline of readiness topics and content
    • Resources and links to recommended readiness content
    • Worksheets and activities to help prepare new caseworkers for specific job functions

Click on one of the two links below to get started!

CW Readiness Checklist CW Readiness Resources & Activities


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