A stable and effective workforce begins with effective recruitment and hiring. Child welfare agencies are frequently challenged in recruiting qualified staff and may need assistance in defining desired candidate qualifications, conducting outreach beyond simple job postings, designing and implementing streamlined yet informative application and hiring processes, and conducting realistic job previews. Preparation of staff for child welfare work also requires joint planning and partnerships between agencies and universities. This section includes resources on these and other topics essential to effective recruitment and hiring programs and practices.
Realistic Job Previews (RJPs)
Learning Center: Video Series
View information, resources, and links to online RJP videos from different States. Videos may be used by candidates considering a career in child welfare, by agencies as part of the job screening process, and by trainers.